Welcome To Our School

Generally known as "The Model School", Kilkenny Church of Ireland National School was founded in 1856 and is located in a fine modern school building just off the Castlecomer Road in the medieval city of Kilkenny.

More about us

Junior Infant Enrolments for 2020

The Model School are currently accepting applications for enrolment for September 2020. Application forms are available from the school office. Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 5th February 2020.

Our Ethos

Kilkenny Church of Ireland National School is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected and where moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness and sensitivity to others are nurtured and protected.


School Activities

At The Model School we offer a variety of different sports and activities. Sports include swimming, soccer, hurling, rugby and basketball and there are regular school trips and outings, theatre visits, concerts and much more.


School Inspection

The report on the Whole School Inspection of Management Leadership and Learning (MLL) carried out in September 2017 has been published. The report is very positive, stating that the overall quality of teaching is good with some excellent practice observed.


School Calendar

  • School Closed for St. Patricks Day

    Fri Mar 13th 2.40pm - Wed Mar 18th 08.55am

  • Easter Holidays

    Fri Apr 3rd 12.10pm - Mon Apr 20th 08.55am

  • May Bank Holiday

    Mon May 4th

  • School Closed

    Fri May 29th

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