Welcome to Ashbourne Community School’s website. I hope that as you browse through, you will gain an insight into our school and an understanding of our purpose. The school opened its doors in September 1994 to serve the educational needs of the local community. For the past 24 years we have welcomed the students from the area and endeavoured to ensure that each one of them leaves school as confident, mature and resilient young adults equipped to deal with the challenges ahead.
Our Mission Statement highlights the values of respect, inclusion and care. These are evident in the warm, welcoming atmosphere in the school where positive relationships ensure that students can develop in a safe and caring environment.
We have gained a reputation as a progressive school that embraces new initiatives and have been selected to take part in a number of pilot programmes over the years. We are very proud of our academic record and each year celebrate the successes of students. We are cognisant of each student’s ability and context but set high expectations for all students and ensure that they achieve their potential with the support of a dedicated and hardworking teaching staff. We offer students a comprehensive range of subjects through our wide curriculum at both Junior and Senior levels
The school provides a vibrant extra -curricular programme to suit all interests. We encourage students to involve themselves in various aspects of school life and believe that their participation provides them with a real sense of belonging and affords further opportunities to grow as individuals and develop essential skills for life.
As a Community School, we value all members of the wider community. Working in partnership with Parents/Guardians is of high importance and we continue to foster links with local businesses and appreciate their support.
As Principal, I am committed to the continuous development of high standards in all areas of school life and believe that our students will flourish in our safe, caring and inclusive environment.
Susan Duffy, Principal.