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The High School

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The High School is a vibrant and dynamic co-educational secondary school of almost 800 pupils which provides a first-class education primarily for girls and boys from Church of Ireland families and other Protestant denominations whilst welcoming applications from other Christian denominations and other faiths. It has always been a liberal, tolerant, and inclusive school which actively promotes an understanding of the benefits associated with diversity and plurality.

The High School gives its pupils the opportunity to explore a full range of humanities, sciences, arts, business studies and technical subjects as well as providing religious, moral, and physical education in a broad and balanced curriculum. This allows the school to meet its founding objectives of preparing pupils for the demands of business and professional life by supporting the attainment of high academic standards in the range of disciplines required for third level education.

Our stated mission is the pursuit of excellence in all areas of school life which is achieved by maintaining a clear focus on developing the full potential of every pupil. We emphasize the fundamental importance of a wide range of moral values including honesty, integrity, kindness, and respect. In doing so our ultimate goal is to enable pupils to take their place in society as responsible, informed, thinking, and tolerant human beings.