Mission Statement
"To raise the standards of learning and levels of achievement of the people of the Board’s area through the provision of high quality education, library and youth services."

The Board was established in 1973, following a re-organisation of Local Government in Northern Ireland. It is a corporate body, established under statute as the Local Authority for education, library and youth services in the south-eastern region of the Province.

The region comprises five Council areas:

  • Ards
  • Castlereagh
  • Down
  • Lisburn
  • North Down