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Model Primary and Nursery School, Derry
FREE SCHOOL MEALS The application process for assessment of eligibility to Free School Meals/School Uniform/P.E. Clothing Allowance 2019-20 has commenced.  AN APPLICATION FORM HAS BEEN POSTED TO THE PARENT/GUARDIAN home address of children CURRENTLY entitled to free school meals advising that a new application has to be completed for the 2019-20 school year.  This is a GREEN FORM which must be returned to the Education Authority once completed.  It is recommended that you return this form as soon as possible as it can take up to 6 weeks to process the forms.  For parents wishing to make a NEW/1ST TIME application, forms are available in the school office or online at
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School Choirs


Music plays a very central role in school life here at the Model.

   Our choir, lead by Miss Clifford, is right at the heart of the school and local community. The senior choir is made up of pupils from P5 to P7. They perform at  school events such as: Harvest Festival, the Carol Service, Service of Light, Confirmation and First Communion. They also make appearances in local old people's homes and at Christmas they perform in local shopping centres and Foyle Disability Centre. This year they have been invited to perform at a number of venues throughout the city including The University of Ulster, The Foyle Hospice and St Columb's Cathedral.

We have also established a junior choir in recent years which is made up of pupils from Primary 3 & 4. Through the choir, these children are given their first taste of vocal training, an opportunity to improve their musicality, and opportunities to perform.It also teaches the commitment and discipline required within the choir setting.

   More than 20 of our pupils receive weekly tuition from brass, woodwind and string tutors. Many of these pupils then become part of our school orchestra which perform at school events throughout the year.