A Community National School is just as it says. Founded in local communities, these schools are child-centred, inclusive, multi-belief, State supported schools which strive to provide a high quality primary education for every child in line with the Primary School Curriculum and guidelines laid down by the Department of Education and Skills.
The first Community National Schools, Scoil Ghráinne and Scoil Choilm, were opened in 2008 in Phibblestown and Porterstown in Dublin 15. Since then several other Community National Schools have opened their doors; Ard Rí CNS in Navan, Piper’s Hill CNS in Naas, Scoil Niamh in Citywest, Scoil Oscair in Lucan, Scoil Aoife CNS in Tallaght, Greystones CNS in Greystones, Mallow CNS in Mallow and Scoil Chlíodhna CNS in Carrigtwohill.
Further information on Community National Schools can be found at www.cns.ie