Hello, my name is Maeve Kelly and it is with a great sense of pride I welcome you to our new school website to give you an insight into the excellent school community at St. Clare’s Comprehensive School. St Clare’s provides an excellent educational experience which places teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do. The school offers a broad curriculum, which gives every student the opportunity to realise their potential, prepare for further study and to engage fully with their lives.

I invite you to browse the website and to review our current policies which will give you an insight into the ethos and values of our school community. The website will also give you an opportunity to view students’ many successes, as well as the wide range of extra-curricular activities available, which contribute to the personal development of each student.

As Principal I am proud to be part of a community of highly qualified, dedicated professionals who achieve high standards in their work. Our teachers work hard to ensure all students experience success. They work in partnership with students to build on their strengths, skills and talents in order for them to reach their full potential. 

Results in state examinations are consistently higher than the national average and many of our students attend colleges and universities in Ireland and abroad. This success is firmly rooted in the excellent relationships between teachers and students, working together in an atmosphere of mutual respect. It is also as a result of the opportunities and experiences we provide students, which enable them to become confident individuals equipped with the skills and qualities they require to meet the challenges of today’s world.

By nurturing both the academic and personal development of every child, we support our students to be leaders of their own learning, and to take responsibility for their future.



“St. Clare’s Comprehensive is a gem in the Community and Comprehensive Sector”

Irish Times Guide to Post Primary schools