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General Information:

Scartleigh National School was founded in 1848 with the original school situated in Saleen village on the site of the present day Catholic church. In 1947 a new two-classroom school was built on the present site. In the late 1970s the school was extended to include four new classrooms with the original building used as a general purpose room. In 2006 a complete renovation of the building took place with the involving the addition of four further classrooms, a Learning Support Resource Teaching room and a Principalís office. The schoolís accelerated development and increased enrolment numbers over the past ten years has meant the addition of several temporary buildings to the rear of the main school building. However, these are set to disappear from site during this school year with a wonderful standalone extension planned for September 2014. This will include eight additional classrooms, a PE hall, four special classes for children with autism, offices, learning support rooms and ancillary rooms. The campus will be landscaped with two new playgrounds, and on site-staff parking. Work commenced on this project on 11th November with NRS contracted to complete the works which are being overseen by the Office of Public Works. Exciting times ahead!

Scartleigh National School is a co-educational mainstream school with An Cuan a unit for children with autism attached. The school is under the patronage of the Catholic diocese of Cloyne.

The school caters for 348 children in sixteen mainstream classes and 24 children in the four classes in An Cuan.

Maximum Inclusion Policy:

The school welcomes all children, irrespective of ability, domination or family circumstance.
The school extends a particular welcome to children with particular needs and encourages parents of these children to accept this welcome. The school will endeavour to seek the optimum level of support and resources from the relevant agencies in both the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Health to assist in it's maximum inclusion policy.


School Opening & Closing Times:

8.40 am Drop and Go*
8.55am Teachers bring children to the classrooms
9.00am School begins
11.05am Sos beag
11.20am Classes re-commence
12.45 pm Sos můr
13.20pm Classes re-commence
13.40pm Infant day ends
14.40pm Full school-day ends


Academic Year: 2016 / 2017

School Closures 2016/2017:

Mid-Term Break - Term 1 -Monday, 31st October - Friday, 4th November
Christmas Holidays -Friday, 23rd December - Friday, 6th January
Mid-Term Break - Term 2 -Monday, 20th February - Friday, 24th February
Saint Patrick's Day -Friday, 17th March
Easter Holidays -Monday, 10th April - Friday, 21st April
June Bank Holiday -Monday, 5th June & Tuesday 6th June
Summer Holidays -Friday, 30th June

School Uniform:

Both the school uniform and tracksuit are available at Hydes, Main St Midleton. The school uniform consists of a grey trousers and shirt, a royal blue jumper and a blue and grey striped tie. Girls may wear a grey pinafore or skirt with grey tights. The tracksuit is navy with a light blue polo T-shirt. The tracksuit carries the school badge which was designed by a former pupil, Jane McGauran.

School Contact Details:

Scartleigh National School,
Saleen, Cloyne,
Co. Cork.
Tel - 021 4652094 † † † E-mail - saleenns@eircom.net