Newtown School

At Newtown School we encourage students to achieve high standards across a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum.

Teaching and

Class groupings are organised on a mixed ability basis except where syllabi require separate classes for ordinary and higher level courses. Our primary focus is given to smaller class sizes, where possible, to encourage students to engage with their chosen subjects. Experience shows that this kind of learning environment allows students with ability to achieve outstanding results while others receive examination grades which exceed their expectations.


Newtown School offers a coherent six-year programme of secondary education leading to the Leaving Certificate Examination. The Curriculum is founded on the principles of breadth and balance.

Junior Cycle


Transition Year


Senior Cycle




At a glance

  • Access in First Year to 21 subjects
  • Class size policy of 25
  • Mixed ability classes
  • Keeping options open
  • Catering for a range of aptitudes
  • Real subject choice
  • Maximum opportunity to take higher level
  • Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme available as an option
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