Aug 22 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.


Parents are asked to respect the speed restrictions and be watchful for pupils on all school road surfaces. For safety reasons, the Board of Management does not permit pupils to drive to and from school or to park on school property except under parent supervision in the vehicle. In exceptional circumstances sixth form pupils may apply to the Board of Management, on a form provided, to drive to and park a car at the school. Any infringements in the rules will result in permission being withdrawn.

I.F. Coombes