FSL Open Day

Saturday 13 January 2024, 9.30 am - 12 noon

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  • Welcome to Friends' School Lisburn
    Friends’ is one of nine Quaker schools in Britain and Ireland and shares a common heritage with each of them. Although the School has grown and changed since its foundation in 1774, the Quaker belief in care for the individual and in the importance of the development of each person's potential remains central to our ethos and helps us to cater successfully for the different traditions in the Lisburn area. We hope you enjoy exploring our website and finding out more about what goes on in School.

    Stephen Moore, Principal

School Term & Holidays 2023 - 2024

Autumn Term

Autumn Term

 Thursday 24 August - Friday 22 December

Half Term

Monday 30 October - Friday 3 November

Staff Development Day

Friday 20 October 2023

Please note that all dates are inclusive

Spring Term

Spring Term

Monday 8 January - Friday 22 March

Half Term

Monday 12 February - Friday 16 February

 Staff Development Days (may be subject to change)

Thursday 1 February 2024

Monday 18 March 2024

Please note that all dates are inclusive

Summer Term

Summer Term

Monday 8 April - Friday 28 June

Summer Bank Holiday

Monday 6 May 2024

 Staff Development Days (may be subject to change)

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Monday 27 May 2024

Please note that all dates are inclusive


 Contact Details

If you need to speak to someone about a pastoral issue, please call the school office to be directed to your Collect Teacher or Year Head. Alternatively, you can reach a senior member of staff via the pastoral email pastoral@friends.lisburn.ni.sch.uk

Please email attendance@friends.lisburn.ni.sch.uk to inform the school about any pupil absence.

For all other queries please email office@friends.lisburn.ni.sch.uk.

Latest News

International School Award



Friends’ School Lisburn was awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

Friends’ was first awarded International School status in 2009 and was delighted to have been reaccredited in September 2015 for the third time.

The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.
British Council Chief Executive, Sir Ciarán Devane, said: ‘Friends’ School Lisburn’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Adding an international dimension to children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful future careers in an increasingly global economy.

Global links and partnerships at Friends’ School Lisburn

Friends’ School Lisburn is one of nine Quaker Schools in Britain and Ireland and enjoys links with other Quaker Schools across the world, for example in the United States, Palestine and Australia. Over the past few years the School has formalised a curriculum link with a Quaker School in Sandy Spring, USA.Mrs Ciara Lowe has previously visited Sandy Spring Friends ‘School to set up an English literature project with the school. Friends’ has had pupils working on a gap year in another Quaker School in Hobart, Tasmania with plans to extend this link into the curriculum in the future. A further link with a school in South Africa, begun through two pupils on a personal school exchange, has enabled the schools to develop a Citizenship/History link. In addition, the Languages department has longstanding links with schools in France, Germany and Spain which enable the School to carry out reciprocal exchanges and language-based projects. Across the curriculum, Friends’ has a number of connected learning projects to develop pupil understanding of global themes.

These projects are in addition to the numerous extracurricular and enrichment activities pupils enjoy throughout the year that promote an international dimension.


A Powerpoint presentation about the visit can be viewed here.

Other projects to promote global awareness in the classroom at Friends’ School

In November 2015 as part of the requirement of their course, pupils studied Travel and Tourism planned and led a trip to Paris.
In January 2015 a group of pupils studied at Cern in Switzerland
In February 2016 pupils from the History and Politics Departments visited Sandy Spring Friends’ School in USA. In addition to consolidating links between the two Schools pupils had opportunities to learn more about Quakerism through a visit to one of the Underground Railroad posts and discussions linked to reconciliation.
In March 2016 a group of pupils and staff from Friends’ travelled to Romania to work on a building project with Habitat for Humanity. The link between Friends’ and the Charity is now well established and the Sixth Form take a course on fundraising, culminating in a community service building project.


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A massive thank you and well done to our Upper 6th musicians for all their commitment and performances over the last seven years! 🇲🇱🎶🇲🇱
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Our spectacular Spring Concert took place at the Ulster Hall with mesmerising performances from Senior Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Band. Over 250 pupils were involved in this wonderful concert. 🇲🇱🎶🎻🎺🎷🪘🇲🇱
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Our Friends’ School musicians performed at a wonderful evening for the annual Spring Concert at the Ulster Hall. 🇲🇱🎶🎻🎺🎷🪘🇲🇱
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Day 3 in Berlin: Topography of Terror, Resistance Museum, Sachsenhausen and Olympic Stadium
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Day 2 in Berlin: Tränenpalast, Wannsee, Potsdam, Reichstag and Fernsehturm
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Did you guess correctly? 🇲🇱⛰️🏕️🇲🇱

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