Record number of schools in Scotland achieve digital schools status

A handful of nursery schools have become the first in Scotland to complete a pioneering education initiative developed to encourage digital learning amongst children.

Pre-schools from across Scotland were officially recognised by Education Scotland today (Tuesday 17 September) for their commitment to promoting digital skills in the classroom. They were joined by more than 70 secondary and primary schools at the largest ever Digital Schools Awards, held at St Mungo’s High School, Falkirk, where a total of 114 schools were officially recognised.

Digital Schools Awards Northern Ireland

Your school is encouraged to register for the Digital Schools Awards Programme Northern Ireland.

The Digital Schools Awards Northern Ireland is a national awards programme which promotes, recognises and encourages best practice use of digital technology in primary schools.

For more information and to register your school go to and join the fast growing community of Digital Schools across Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.


Education Minister John O’Dowd formally presented the awards at a ceremony in Parliament Buildings.
BELFAST - 14 Mar 2016 - Nine new primary schools in Northern Ireland were today recognised with the Digital School of Distinction award. 
Supported by HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft, the Digital Schools of Distinction Award has been developed to help schools to integrate technology into the classroom. 

Ballyclare Primary School, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

Ballyclare Primary School is is one of the first schools in the North of Ireland to have been awarded the Digital Schools of Distinction Award.  

Mrs K. Mulligan, Principal of Ballyclare Primary School, Ballyclare, which has just received its ‘Digital School of Distinction’ status said that the programme offers a real opportunity for primary schools to build on their digital capabilities;