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

Admissions 2023/2024

We have now completed enrolment for the school year 2023/2024. All applicants have been placed on waiting lists. Our Admissions Policy is available to download from the Admissions tab.

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.


Covid-19 Parent Information

This page contains information relating to your child's return to school.


School Calendar

  • School Closed

    Fri Jun 2nd

  • June Bank Holiday

    Mon Jun 5th

  • Last day of school year 2022/2023

    Thu Jun 29th - 12.10pm

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