Secondary School


Applications for the secondary school are accepted all year on receipt of application form and registration fee.

The application process begins in early May for 1st year invited to an Open Morning. Offers are made by random selection two weeks after the Open Morning.   A non refundable deposit will be required to accept a place offered.

Applications for all other years (from 2nd to 5th year) are considered in April.  In the event that there may be places available, applicants are invited to attend for interview during April/May.

Class Sizes:

Class sizes do not exceed 22-24.  Class sizes for option subjects would generally be much lower.  We are committed to offering a variety of subjects to our students which results in class sizes remaining small, affording our students the best possible opportunity to excel at their chosen subjects.

The students in CUS are encouraged and expected to achieve their maximum potential.  A wide variety of subjects are offered at both junior certificate and leaving certificate level.


In CUS we believe in good discipline in order for our pupils to develop and achieve their maximum potential.   Discipline in CUS is firm, but fair.  Class teachers, class heads and Deans of Discipline deal with day to day discipline issues.  The Principal and Deputy Principal deal with more serious issues.  Parents are notified in writing of any serious disciplinary issues.


Supervised Study

Supervised study takes place four evenings per week (Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri) from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. There is a small additional fee for this service.

A monthly report of attendance is sent out to all parents at the end of every month.