Bandon Grammar School

Website currently under construction. Links to incoming first year enrolment 2023/2024 below.

A message from the Principal

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most significant choices one can make as a parent. Secondary school students spend a minimum of 7 hours a day in school. School is the place where they are very likely to meet friends and develop hobbies that will last a lifetime. Academic achievement is central to the purpose of any school experience as pupils come to secondary school as children and leave as adults. At Bandon Grammar School, our mission is to promote excellence in all, enabling students to deliver their best in their preferred field. We aim to help our pupils to develop as well rounded individuals within a community where moral values such as honesty, fairness, personal integrity and sensitivity to the needs of others are nurtured. Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility, leading to growth in confidence and self-esteem so that individuals may come to excel in different ways, able to make optimum use of life opportunities.

Niamh McShane We hope that the information here gives you some insight into our school. Should you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

Principal Niamh McShane


Looking to Apply for Form 1 2024?

Application for Form 1 2024/25 must be made on this online Application Form available on the school website on 2nd October 2023. The Enrolment Policy 2023/24 is also our website. The school will cease accepting applications on 24th October 2023. Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision on their application by 20th November 2023. Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by 4th December 2023.

Bandon Grammar School is recognised by the Department of Education & Skills as a fee charging school within the Protestant Block Grant system. Children from the Protestant religious denominations may apply for means tested Secondary Education Committee (SEC) Grants towards boarding and day fees. Grant Application Forms are available online at


At BGS, we offer 7 & 5 day boarding options. Boarding for boys and girls provides a strong family atmosphere for the whole school. Boarders and day pupils join for classes, meals, sports & activities. Our boarders enjoy comfortable conditions in small dormitories of 4 - 6 pupils, state of the art facilities for living & learning, excellent multi-cultural cuisines and fulltime care by our dedicated and caring houseparents.

Why Choose us?

Academic Programme

Bandon Grammar School expects the best from & for each of its students. Inspection Reports are consistently excellent and our progression rate to higher education in Ireland and abroad is always close to 100%. Our dedicated teaching staff offer excellent individual support.

We offer:

Co & Extra Curricular Activities

The school has one of the most extensive programmes of activities and sports available in Ireland: A wide range of sports, clubs and after school activities including rugby, hockey, basketball, table-tennis, tennis, badminton, sailing, athletics, debating, drama, choirs, music groups, art club, woodwork club, cookery club, chess club, Christian Union and several more. Extensive and inclusive range of school tours, including skiing, music and art tours, language exchanges and sports tournaments.

Contact Us

Clancool More, Bandon, Co.Cork, P72 FD36