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Bush Primary School & Nursery Unit, Dungannon

Our School


About Us

Bush Primary School is located in a rural situation approximately 2 miles from Dungannon. The school was opened in 1979 as a result of the closure of two smaller schools, namely Gortshalgan and Ballynakelly Primary Schools. Since opening the school’s catchment area has increased to include Coalisland and Dungannon. Private housing developments on the main Bush – Dungannon road have boosted enrolment, which presently stands at 209, including the Nursery Unit.

Bush Nursery Unit offers learning for children between the ages of three and four years and is situated within the school grounds, in a modern state of the art, eco-friendly building.

The Nursery Unit opened in September 2015 and provides high quality nursery education for 26 children with the perfect preparation for life in primary school. The nursery children also have regular access to the main school building, playground and garden.

The school has one of each class from Nursery to Primary 7. There are eight class teachers and many very experienced classroom assistants and other support staff who assist the children in their learning. The day-to-day running of the school is led through a Co-Principalship.


The welcoming ethos which exists at Bush Primary School has been achieved through good relationships between staff, pupils, parents and the local community. We continually strive to maintain this friendly and caring reputation. 

Mission Statement

At Bush Primary School and Nursery Unit we strive to create a safe, happy, positive and fulfilled environment for our school community. We promote the values of honesty, integrity, respect, kindness and resilience, where everyone feels supported and accepted.