Today's Londonderry Sentinel Newspaper gave fantastic coverage to our campaign. Click here to read the article

In the Sentinel article Fr Michael Canny said he was given an 'unaddressed letter but would not be commenting on it or the development proposal at this stage' - For clarification, - Fr Canny had the letter to him delivered into his hands, and told it was for him,and was about the school closure.

Why is Fr Canny refusing to comment on the letter? Honesty Please Father!

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, "Parents have the right to choose a school for them which corresponds to their own personal convictions. This right is fundamental," and "public authorities have the duty of guaranteeing this parental right and ensuring concrete conditions for its exercise" (CCC #2229).


Immaculate Conception College has been earmarked for closure.  Since the school was earmarked for closure parents have been reluctant to send their children there and this has caused numbers at the school to decline.

There has been a lot of misinformation promulgated about the closure and we hope after viewing the contents of this site you will give your support to helping keep our school open. Our school is more than just a school, it is the heart of our community, used outside of school opening hours  by lots of community & sporting groups.

How can you help?

If you can offer any support we would be most grateful, you can write to the Education Minister Mr John O'Dowd, You can write to the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, or contact us directly. Even just liking our Facebook page and helping us spread the word would be really appreciated. If you click their links below it will open their contact details.

Mr John O'Dowd Education Minister                           Council For Catholic Maintained Schools

On 19th Feburary 2014 parents passed a letter outlining our concerns and calling for support to our Local parish Priest and School board member Father Michael Canny. We will publish Father Michael's response as soon as we receive it. We have puplished a copy of the letter below for you to read, hopefully it will give you an insight of how valuable Immaculate Conception College is to our community. We have also  passed a copy of the letter to Fr Francis Bradley the Derry diocesan administrator. Below are pictures of both Father Bradley & Father Canny, and as we ask for their and your support to keep our school open we would ask that people reflect on the words they have said.

 Our faith gives us hope and I think that's what we need in life today.

Father Francis Bradley

Catholic education is an extension of the Catholic home where Prayer, Celebration of the Sacraments, Saints days and helping those less fortunate are an integral part of every day activity.'                                    Father Michael Canny