Aug 14 2018

Leaving Cert Results 2018

Everyone at BGS would like to wish our Leaving Cert Students the very best with their results tomorrow.
 Results available from 10.00a.m. at school office on Wednesday, August 15th.
Viewing of scripts application forms will be enclosed.
Viewing takes place on Friday 24th (evening) and Saturday 25th (morning).

Aug 04 2018



We extend a warm welcome to all parents, guardians and pupils as we approach a new school year.  A special welcome is extended to all new pupils and we hope that all will experience a warm and friendly welcome.  I ask you to read this circular and the documents attached carefully with your son(s)/daughter(s) before returning to school.   Please keep these documents safely for reference during the school year. Over the summer much excellent work has been done to improve our facilities and safety all around the school. All the pupils will benefit from the improvements and we are looking forward to enjoying the new surroundings in an ever improving campus.

The following circular provides information on the following topics (Use links for further information)

  1. Beginning of the school year.
  2. Second hand uniform shop / school shop.
  3. Communication
  4. Parents representative association.
  5. Enrolments 2019.
  6. Boarders
  7. The school day.
  8. Attendance and integrity of school time.
  9. Leave-out arrangements.
  10. School examinations.
  11. Homework journal.
  12. Supervised study for day pupils.
  13. Uniform – Regulations on uniform and appearance.
    1. Girls Uniform
    2. Boys Uniform
    3. Compliance
  14. Taking care of property
  15. Telephone and mobile phones.
  16. Medical information.
  17. Nut allergies.
  18. Protein powders and creatine.
  19. Music lessons.
  20. School invoices.
  21. Pupil personal accident insurance.


Notification of School Shop and Second Hand Uniform Shop

Updates on Traffic Safety and Parking

Updates on Dining Hall infrastructure and arrangements.


We trust that your child/children will have a most successful and happy school year.


I.F. Coombes

Principal                                                                                                                                July 2018.

Aug 03 2018

Dining Hall Transformation!

While the summer heatwave gave the country a new lease of life, a crew of experts took control of the BGS dining hall to give it a total makeover. With reclaimed pitched pine counters and a new ‘Grab and Go’ shop, the dining hall is now a foodie sanctuary for students and staff alike. A fresh coat of paint and modern colours give a softness to the industrially modern bones of the area. The concept is one of 360 degree excellence – having ‘The Quaff & Scoff’, a grab and go concept for those that want a gourmet sandwich or baguette, or a soup and salad box, to the hot section mirrored across the hall in ‘The Kitchen Table’ – where self-service hot menus with salad bars allows all guests to enjoy as much or as little for lunch and dinner as they like.

Our vision beginning this year is ‘Go Green’ with a motto of reduce, reuse, recycle – all packaging that we will be using is compostable, down to the straws for our smoothies, introducing a self-service element to reduce food waste and the concept designed and constructed from 80% reclaimed items.

The final aspect in our quest for excellence is making our food and offering not only well balanced, healthy and delicious but also affordable. Lunch per person for day pupils can be from as little as €12.50 per week up to full 3 course meal at €35 per week. The idea is that everyone can have a nutritious lunch that doesn’t cost the earth, while enjoying the atmosphere of our new and improved Dining Room. Of course day pupils are welcome to bring their own lunch box and join with everyone in the Dining area.

Day pupil lunch options:

  1. Bring a packed lunch
  2. Purchase a light lunch at lunch bar – ‘grab and go’ shop
  3. Purchase Vouchers from the school office for full cooked lunch – to be eaten in the Dining Hall.


We are very much looking forward to welcoming back our students, getting to know the new ones and having a great year together!
Ian F.Coombes              Sandy Harrington                                                                 

Principal.                       Catering Manager      

August 2018.         

Aug 03 2018

Traffic Safety and Parking

We are delighted to announce that the safety measures for safeguarding all school users by pedestrianizing the core area of the school is in place.  Much thought, planning and effort by the Development Committee, Boards of Management and Directors has gone into the project overseen by Mr Bradfield.


A pedestrian area now extends between the main classroom areas and pitches.  We will trial traffic movement arrangements up to the October Half Term and make any changes indicated by that experience.


Please note the following:-

  1. School buses and all other traffic will use the Roundhill (Oldchapel/Clonakilty N71 Road) entrance. Set down and parking is in the new car park beside the school (Old Cricket Pitch).  Please see ground plan.
  • Morning set-down for pupils is along the pathway provided in the car park
  • Parking is not permitted in the set-down area. Pupils must be collected from the car-park in the afternoon
  • Coaches and school buses will set down and collect children at the designated area in the car park. No cars may halt there



  1. The East gate (Clancool Entrance) will be open in the morning only for set down of pupils at a turning circle between the two hockey pitches. No stopping or parking is possible and exit is by the same gate.

map23. Roundhill House (Boys Residence) access is unaffected.

4. Richmount House (Girls Boarding) access is via the new car park and limited spaces as available at the North Door (North Wing Car Park) near the Library.

5. The North Wing Car Park is reserved for disabled access, deliveries, special duties staff only during the school day.

6. Only emergency, delivery and service vehicles will have access to the central pedestrian areas as required.

7. There is a 20km speed limit in force in all areas of the school.

8. Construction work on our second synthetic hockey pitch will continue through August and September. The area will be out of bounds to pupils and the public. Heavy vehicles are to be expected in that area.


Please allow extra time and take particular care when driving to and from the school while you become familiar with the changes.  Note the traffic regulations that apply at the Oldchapel entrance as you enter the main N71 road.  Your co-operation with these Health & Safety measures is much appreciated.


The developments will enhance Safety and Security for the school population.  Exciting new possibilities for use of the newly cleared space will also result and we look forward to exploring these with pupils, staff and parents.  Thank you to our grounds staff, contractors and Mr Bradfield for completing the project on time and to our directors and patron for financial backing.

Jul 27 2018

Reopening arrangements for August 2018

August Friday 24th

Form I Pupil Induction 11.00 – 3.15 p.m.

• Form I boarders should arrive at boarding houses between 10.30 and 11.00 a.m.

• Form I day pupils report to Deane Building by 11.15 a.m. to receive locker allocation

• All pupils report to Lecture Theatre by 11.45 a.m. Lunch will be served to all.

• Pupils may be collected at 3.45 p.m.


Monday 27th

Staff Meeting 9.00 – 10.00 a.m.

• Form I Pupils only – Boarders arrive for 10.00 a.m. Day pupils for 10.20 a.m.

• Activities and lessons follow from 11.00 a.m. for Form I.

Classes finish at 4.00 p.m.

• All other new pupils (Forms 2-5) – Arrive between 1.45 – 2.00 p.m.

• Report to Lecture Theatre. Welcome & Introduction to the school 2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

• Other boarders may return between 3.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Boys report to Roundhill House, Girls to Richmount House. ~
Evening meal at 5.45 p.m. Locker allocation during this time period.

• Other day pupils may receive locker allocation between 3 – 4.30 pm.


Tuesday 28th

Full reopening – 9.00 a.m. Locker Allocation 8.45 a.m. to 9.20 a.m.

Jun 27 2018

Director of Rugby Coaching

Bandon Grammar School and Bandon RFC are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr André Human as Director of Rugby for the coming season. A highly experienced coach André has specialised in helping club and school sides develop and achieve to higher standards in addition to his work with youth elite player development (Academy System) and picked up trophies along the way.

Over his 15 years as a professional coach he has coached schools, premier club rugby in his native South Africa and Ireland, Currie Cup with Senior Provincial Rugby and had involvement with Super 15 Rugby. In his playing days André spent time in France and Italy returning to play with Western Province (Stormers) and to captain the Border Bulldogs. His first visit to Ireland was as a player on tour in 1994. He subsequently returned as head coach of Old Crescent RFC (Coach of the year 2000 and Munster Senior League Winners 2001) and Corinthains RFC Galway. André has a strong affinity for Ireland and our approach to rugby. A qualified teacher of Maths and Business he brings a deep understanding of the requirements of schools rugby and the highest recommendation for none other than former Munster and now Springboks Head Coach, Rassie Erasmus. Mr Human will arrive to take up his post in late July and we wish him every success.

Jun 14 2018

Sports Day 2018 – Photo Gallery

Jun 07 2018

Calendar 2018-19

Calendar 2018-19

May 30 2018


Form 1

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Form 3 

Form 4

Form 5

Form 6

May 25 2018

Updated Privacy Statement

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