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For 11 – 16 year old students

“The King’s Hospital junior campus is on an exceptionally pleasant and well-equipped site, much appreciated by the students in the focus group.” (EAQUALS Inspectors)

“The quality of teaching and learning in this centre is excellent and is supported by very effective and efficient management systems.” (ACELS Inspectors)

Location

Our Residential Programme is located in The King’s Hospital School in Palmerstown, Dublin 20.

The school is a purpose built boarding school and occupies a 100 acre wooded site on the banks of the River Liffey.  The location is very quiet and safe with extensive grounds and facilities.

Within a 10 minute walk from the school is one of Dublin’s best known shopping centres.  Students can go shopping some evenings or weekends if accompanied by a group leader.

School Facilities

King’s Hospital is a purpose built boarding school which has bright, well equipped classrooms, several recreation rooms, common areas, purpose built canteen and extensive sports facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, state of the art indoor gymnasium, tennis courts, rugby pitches, soccer pitches, basketball courts and all weather pitches.

In the afternoons, students can play soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball or typical Irish sports like Hurling or Gaelic Football.  For less active on-campus activities we also have a computer room with internet access, common room for activities like karaoke or Irish dancing, art room, music room and video room.

Accommodation

Student accommodation is provided in bright, airy 4, 5 or 6 bed en-suite rooms.  The rooms either look out over the grounds of the school or the internal courtyard.

Each room is en-suite and has lockers and wardrobes for the students to use.  In general, we room students of similar ages together and try to keep the nationality mix as diverse as possible (while keeping the boys and girls separate!).

Food is prepared by a professional catering company and the menu is varied and nutritious.  Meals are served in the spacious, bright dining hall.

Evening Activities

We organise evening activities every evening in our residential school.  Students can swim every evening with a qualified life guard on duty and we arrange a variety of other activities for the students to choose from including sports leagues and competitions, talent competitions, karaoke, Irish dancing, chess or movies.  The art room is also open every evening and students are encouraged to prepare posters for the different events in the college or finish preparing props for their class shows.

There is also a disco on campus twice every week.

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