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 Ethos & History 

Mission Statement

Fivemiletown College aims to educate, prepare and inspire all students to achieve their full potential as lifelong learners, thinkers and productive contributors to society.  We provide a caring, supportive environment in which each student is encouraged and challenged to develop their strengths, interests and talents.

History & Ethos of the School

Fivemiletown College has long been recognised as a leading all-ability school and we are justly proud of the achievements of our pupils .  The original school opened in 1960 but we currently enjoy great facilities in our new building which was opened in March 2009. We have capacity for almost 500 full time students. 

Our sporting facilities include a 4 court sports hall, 5 all- weather tennis courts, a fitness suite, a full size floodlit ‘Astroturf’ hockey pitch and an indoor heated swimming pool.


The weekly youth club is held in the youth annexe and the college’s sports provision offers facilities to the wider community during the evening and weekends, enhancing its status as a community College.

We pride ourselves on being a school which caters for children of all abilities. We offer a wide range courses, both  academic and vocational in collaboration with SW College (Omagh and Enniskillen) and St Kevin’s College, Lisnaskea. We have seen many of our students graduate from universities and move on into professional careers as well as those who have achieved success in the business world, trades and agri-food industries.


Children with special needs are ably supported through our well- planned special needs provision and classroom assistants are valued members of our teaching support team. Pupils from all faiths and backgrounds are welcomed in the school and we aim to foster a sense of respect for others. 


Our teaching staff are characterised by their dedication to their pupils, team work and pastoral care. They often work above and beyond the call of duty to support the pupils in their care. 


Engagement with the community we serve is evidenced through open evenings, concerts, support for local charities, links with primary schools and parental contact. Local ministers from the area support the spiritual life of the school in taking a weekly assembly. We have a solid foundation and aim to build on past success and move forward into the future with confidence. 


Each member of staff is valued for the contribution they make to the school, not only in the classroom but in extra-curricular activities and in the example they set to pupils and other staff. By working together we hope to make a vital difference to the lives of the young people in our care. 


We work in partnership with parents through regular reporting, newsletters, parent-teacher meetings and individual interviews where requested. We value the support of parents in encouraging their children to reach their full potential.