Our School

We are blessed here with fantastic modern facilities in Balla NS.

Our state of the art, bright, airy classrooms have interactive white-boards, store-rooms and  en-suite toilets.

We have a large General Purpose (GP) room and our own pitch at the back of the school.  On occasion we make use of the AstroTurf and playground facilities that are very close to the school.

We have three playgrounds including a recently upgraded basketball court.  These are all nicely decorated for the children.

Balla National School has a suite of laptops and a trolley of iPads for the classes to use.  In 2016 we were awarded Digital School of Distinction status.  The school were represented in the Excited Festival of Digital Learning in Dublin Castle in 2016 by some of the 5th class pupils.

We have been blessed with success in the area of sport too where we have won Mayo Schools football and hurling and cross-country trophies, The children also have the opportunity to swim, play soccer and rugby.

Balla National School is a Green School with multiple Green Flag awards.

We participate in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme  & are also a European Blue Star School.

In recent years we have also been successful in the Credit Union quiz- an event which we participate in annually.

We pride ourselves in promoting Literacy to a very high standard. Literacy Lift Off has proven to be a huge success with our school ranking 1st In Europe and 6th in the world in Literacy Planet Leaderboard.

Our colourful new school library has inspired our students to become avid readers.


Balla National School is a Roman Catholic School (established in connection with the Minister for Education) which aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

The catholic school provides Religious Education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith. we follow the Grow in Love programme.

However, children from all faiths, practicing & non-practicing are welcome to this school.