There are currently 252 post-primary schools under ETB Patronage. ETB Community Colleges are the largest provider of education through the medium of Irish with 47 schools (Scoileanna Gaeltachta, Gaelcholáistí, Aonaid lán-Ghaeilge). The clickable icon on the map will take you directly to the schools’ section of the relevant Education and Training Board. Each ETB School webpage hosts the relevant details and information aligned to individual schools.

We lead highly effective schools consistent with our core values.

Is ceannairí muid ar scoileanna atá fíor-éifeachtach agus atá ag teacht lenár mbunluachanna.

Community colleges Resources

Action Plan for Education 

Catalogue of Resources for Post Primary Schools 

PISA Report 2018 – General 

PISA Country Snapshot 2018 – Ireland 

TIMSS – Trends in International Maths and Science Study 

PIRLS – Progress in Internation Reading Literacy Study 

DES – Department of Education and Skills 

The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish state with responsibility for education and training. The mission of the Department is to facilitate individuals through learning, to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development 

Data Protection in Schools 

The website offers sector specific guidance to assist schools in the area of data protection legislation and provides examples, model polices, codes of practice and useful links to other resources. 

JCT – Junior Cycle for Teachers 

Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) is a dedicated continuing professional development (CPD) support service of the Department of Education and Skills. Their aim is to support schools in their implementation of the new Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) through the provision of appropriate high quality CPD for school leaders and teachers, and the provision of effective teaching and learning resources. 

NCCA – National Council for Curriculum and Assessment 

The NCCA advises the Minister for Education and Skills on curriculum and assessment for early childhood education, primary and post-primary schools and assessment procedures used in schools and examinations on subjects which are part of the curriculum. 

PDST – Professional Development Service for Teachers 

The PDST is the country’s largest single support service offering professional learning opportunities to teachers and school leaders in a range of pedagogical, curricular and educational areas. 

CSL – Centre for School Leaders 

A partnership between the Irish Primary Principals Network and the National Association for Principals and Deputy Principals IPPN/NAPD. The Centre for School Leaders works toward the development of a coherent continuum of professional development for school leaders.  

NAPD – National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals 

Represents principals and deputy principals at second level. The organisation has a network of nine regional branches and a range of sub-committees working on specific areas of education 

NCSE – National Council for Special Education 

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities with particular emphasis on children. 

OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 

The OECD an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Their goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all.  

OECD – Ireland 

OECD data relating to Ireland 


PISA is the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment. PISA measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges 

Teaching Council 

Promotes and develops teaching as a profession at primary and second level. 


The official education portal provided by the Department of Education and Skills.  It aims to support Ireland’s education community by providing information and advice to students, teachers and parents.  

National Parents Council – Post Primary 

a nationwide organisation that represents the interests of parents with children in second-level education 


Provides advice and resources for parents and teachers on internet safety 

Instructional Leadership

A Professional Development Programme to enhance learning and teaching repertoires in our Schools. As a Model of Professional Development, it provides for engagement & submersion, modelling & practice and the development of collegial networks as a means of support and encouragement.