Mrs D O'Hare

Welcome to The Wallace High School where our ethos is deeply rooted in the legacy of our founder, Sir Richard Wallace whose vision of education as a transformative force, in 1880, continues to inspire us.

Our commitment to pastoral care ensures that every student feels supported and valued. We recognize the importance of nurturing both the academic and personal development of our students, fostering a community where everyone can thrive and be happy.

The School crest, with our motto "Esperance," meaning "Hope," celebrates our commitment to fostering a hopeful and forward-thinking community. With a focus on an academic curriculum as a selective grammar school, we provide our young people with challenging and varied opportunities to develop, grow, be successful and happy. Our staff are caring, innovative and lifelong learners; we expect our students to work hard, respect each other, challenge themselves and set realistic goals to keep progressing.

We are dedicated to cultivating an environment where commitment, opportunity, respect, and excellence are at the forefront of everything we do. These values are the foundation of our approach to education. In today's rapidly evolving world, digital innovation and sustainability are essential components of our educational philosophy. We integrate cutting- edge technology and eco-conscious practices into our School, preparing students for the future while instilling a sense of responsibility towards our planet.

At Wallace High School, we emphasise the development of transversal skills. Our future- focused approach ensures that our students are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow, are equipped to be socially conscious young people who contribute positively to society today and will have a meaningful impact in the world. We refer to our philosophy as The Wallace Way.

We develop young people in the round, we value personal qualities and transversal skills, resilience and empathy, pride and humility; we value the achievement of each individual who tries their best and we encourage a growth mindset.

Mrs D. O'Hare (Principal).

School News

A Busy Year for the History & Politics Department

Year 8 Visit to Carrickfergus Castle Our annual Year 8 sojourn to Carrickfergus Castle took place in June.  This fabulous medieval castle offered a hands-on learning experience about Norman history and medieval life. Our tour guides provided an excellent insight into the...

Sustainability in Action: PTA Pre-loved Uniform Sale Success

In June we had another successful PTA pre-loved uniform sale. A dedicated band of PTA volunteers, ably led by Mrs Jade Mullin, manned the...

Creativity and Dedication

Art and Design and Moving Image Arts Showcase 2024 At Wallace High School creativity knows no bounds. The annual Art and Design and Moving...

Celebrating a Year of Achievement in Computing

As the academic year draws to a close, we can reflect on the incredible achievements and success of the Computing Department here at...

Centre of Excellence Award for Young Enterprise NI 2023-2024

The Wallace High School is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Centre of Excellence Award from Young Enterprise Northern...

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From Year 8 to Olympic Qualifiers

A Glorious First Term for Boys’ Hockey at Wallace! The Wallace Boys’ Hockey Club have enjoyed a dream first term. This included the 1st XI winning the Irish Schools’...

Wallace Celebrate Rugby Representative Honours

The 2023 rugby season began on Saturday 2nd September with a block fixture vs St. Gerard’s Dublin. These were the first matches, following an extensive period of preparation in...


Wallace crowned All Ireland Schools’ Hockey Champions!

The saying goes that “there’s no ‘I’ in team”, there is, however, an ‘I’ in time. 36 years is a long time to wait for a second All Ireland Schools’ Hockey title,...