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Church of Ireland Board of Education service
Leinster Schools rugby success
Leinster Schools U19 rugby selection
Leinster U18 hockey panel
Leinster U16 hockey panel
Leinster U16 and U18 hockey success
Leaving Certificate record results
Welcome to The High School
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.
The High School has been ranked as the best-performing school in Ireland
Full details can be read in The Irish Times
Leaving Certificate - record results
I am delighted to report that Leaving Certificate examination results at The High School in 2014 were among the best in the history of the school. In summary, 88% of the papers taken at higher level and 69% of all papers taken (the most important statistic) achieved grade C or better; grade E or less was obtained on 0.8% of all papers. I should like to offer my warmest congratulations to all candidates on their individual successes.
There have been significant improvements in examination performance at The High School over the last decade which reflects the professional excellence of our teaching staff, the determination and hard work of pupils, and the dedicated support of parents and guardians. This trend led to The High School being ranked by The Irish Times as the best-performing school in Ireland in 2009 and the best-performing school in south Dublin following 100% entry to third level education in 2012. The school recorded 104% entry to third level education in 2013. A total of 28% of this cohort were admitted to undergraduate degree courses at Trinity College, Dublin - the highest-ranking university in Ireland.
I should like to congratulate all our pupils on their outstanding results and to thank my colleagues who have worked tirelessly on their behalf throughout their time at The High School.
Mr G A Forrest