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Sligo Grammar Private School

Address: The Mall, Sligo
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Description Sligo Grammar Private School

  • Established in 1752;
  • Institution type: school-board (five-day);
  • Type of education: mixed;
  • Programs: Leaving Certificate (senior), Transition Year, Junior Certificate (middle classes);
  • Total number of students: 450 people;
  • Students age: 11-19 years;
  • Accommodation type: residence and family (weekend), full board;
  • Director: Michael Hall.

Based in the homonymous area of ​​Ireland, Sligo Grammar School offers effective programs for students aged 12 and older. Today, the number of students reaches 450 people: they are Irish and the subjects of the United Kingdom, as well as foreign students.

Sligo Grammar School is located in the same city of Sligo in the northwestern part of Ireland, almost on the banks of the Garavogue. A small cozy city is famous for its historical architecture and well-preserved monuments of antiquity - churches, mansions, State Council building and The Court. There are many cozy cafes near the campus  (Lyons Cafe, Cafe Arabica, Cafe Fleur), where you can relax, have a coffee and a snack (lunch costs about 10-15 euros). Also nearby there are several shopping centers and shops (for example, Quayside Shopping Center), where you can make the necessary purchases.

Director is often asked how it is possible to achieve such impressive results in studying, while the Sligo Grammar School is not selective - it does not require exceptionally high marks for admission. The management always warmly responds to its team of experienced, professional educators who sincerely love their work and care for each child, which provides an incredibly warm and family-like, relaxed atmosphere of trust.

Sligo Grammar School organizes a special Center for Professional Orientation for senior pupils and graduates: professional educators, counselors and psychologists help students identify their strengths, inclinations and interests, determine their future career and specialty, profession, choose suitable colleges and universities.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Sligo Grammar Private School

Program name
from 20 100 € / year

The stage of education in the primary and middle classes provides for the gradual development of the basic volume of knowledge in key, fundamental disciplines. An exemplary list of items is as follows:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • English
  • European foreign language: French, Spanish, German
  • Computer science
  • Astronomy
  • Business
  • Home Economics
  • History of religion
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Graphic arts
  • Chemistry
  • Music
  • Biology
  • Economy
  • Agriculture and agriculture
  • Geology
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Accounting
  • Drawing.
from 20 100 € / year

Leaving Certificate

This is a comprehensive program for senior classes, helping graduates to get a valuable, prestigious Irish certificate, which is considered to be an analog of the famous A-level.

The list of compulsory subjects includes mathematics, English and one of the modern European languages ​​(French, Spanish or German). Additionally, you can learn Irish (this course is optional for foreign students). The students choose independently the remaining directions and disciplines from a fairly extensive list, focusing on their interests and the requirements of the future university and profession:

  • Information Technology
  • History of religious teachings
  • Geography
  • German
  • Housekeeping
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Physics
  • Graphic design
  • Chemistry
  • Rhetoric
  • Economy
  • Business
  • Art
  • History.

Accommodation and food

Five days a week, students live in a comfortable school residence (separate buildings for boys and girls): they are bright, fairly spacious rooms. There is a boarding meal in the school cafeteria. For the weekend (from friday evening to sunday evening) students go to the host families, where they are also provided with comfortable and safe boarding accommodation.

A senior teacher (Housemaster) and his assistants live in the houses together with the students of Sligo Grammar School: they monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, ensure the complete safety of students, help them in solving domestic and administrative issues.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, Bookkeeping, business, chemistry, design, economics, English, French, geography, german language, history, Irish language, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, Religious studies, Spanish
Events list: Athletics, basketball, football, golf, hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, surfing

Events Sligo Grammar Private School

Traditionally, as in most British schools, the school pays great attention to the sport and physical development of students. All conditions (grounds, equipment, coaches and instructors) are provided for all kinds of sports and outdoor activities:

  • Canoeing;
  • Rowing;
  • Track and field athletics;
  • Badminton;
  • Equestrian sport;
  • Field hockey;
  • Football;
  • Rugby;
  • Swimming;
  • Cricket;
  • Basketball;
  • Tennis;
  • Chess;
  • Golf.

A strong tradition of creating successful rugby teams (boys) and field hockey (girls), a strong and athletics team - the guys have repeatedly successfully competed in regional and national competitions, won and took prizes. Due to the successful geographical location and proximity of the river, there are opportunities for active swimming and rowing, trekking (hiking, including cross country). On weekends, long hikes are often arranged around the neighbourhood - foot and bike.

Other areas (creative and musical) are given no less attention. Music classes provide opportunities for vocal lessons, games on various musical instruments (a violin, a piano, a saxophone, a guitar; and about one in four pupils are playing at a fairly high level); choreographic classes are also well equipped. There are studios for acting and drama, drawing, classes for oratory. The Sligo Grammar School choir and drama troupe are known far beyond the school and their region. Twice a year there are competitions of oratory and dispute, where everyone can express themselves.

Equipment Sligo Grammar Private School

The Sligo Grammar School campus has everything that children can need for studying, living and relaxing. For students, functional scientific laboratories for practical studies (natural sciences), a multimedia center and a computer room, an extensive library and a language lab were prepared. There are a field for rugby and hockey, basketball courts, tennis courts, play areas on the territory . A separate building is built with music studios, handicraft and creative workshops, a special architectural bureau, as well as a separate, modern sports and cultural complex.

Term dates and fees

The price in Sligo Grammar School is 12,500 euros for 1 academic year. The specified cost already includes the program, accommodation and food (boarding - 5 days in the residence and the weekend in the host family). Additional paid:

  • Medical insurance;
  • Registration fee = 200 euros;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Fly tickets;
  • Tuition fee (refundable) = 500 euros.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Students must be over 12 years of age;
  • Provide a diploma or certificate of early education;
  • A report card with grades for the last two years; 
  • A cover letter;
  • It will also be necessary to confirm a sufficiently high level of English (IELTS certificate from 5.0 or its equivalent).


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