Council for Catholic Maintained Schools Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_for_Catholic_Maintained_Schools

The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools is the advocate for Catholic Maintained Schools in Northern Ireland. The council represents trustees, schools and governors on issues such as raising and maintaining standards, the school estate and teacher employment. As the largest employer of teachers in Northern Ireland with 8,500 teachers,[1] It also plays a central role in supporting teachers whether through its welfare service [2] or, for example, in working parties such as the Independent Inquiry into Teacher Pay and Conditions of Service.[3][citation needed]

There are 547 Catholic-managed schools in Northern Ireland.[4] According to the latest figures from the Department of Education, the number of pupils registered at school in Northern Ireland is 329,583. The number of pupils attending Catholic-managed schools is 148,225, approximately 45%.[5]


  1. ^ "CCMS". Archdiocese of Armagh. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Council for Catholic Maintained Schools | Public engagement". www.qub.ac.uk. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  3. ^ Gavrielatos, Angelo (30 August 2020). "Why teachers have ordered an independent inquiry into the value of their work". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Global Encyclopedia™: EDUCATION IN NORTHERN IRELAND". Global Encyclopedia™. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  5. ^ Torney, Kathryn (23 November 2012). "How Integrated Are Schools Where You Live?". The Detail. Retrieved 8 January 2021.

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