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Drogheda Laytown Educate Together Secondary School

Educate Together is delighted to announce Susan Campbell as newly-appointed Principal of Drogheda Educate Together Secondary School, opening this September. 

Originally from East Meath Susan worked as a marketing manager before embarking on her teaching career in 2002.  Susan taught French, Spanish and Business in St. Peter’s College Dunboyne before moving to Coláiste na hInse in Bettystown. Here Susan gained vital experience in a start-up environment as Acting Deputy Principal.

Susan worked as Deputy Principal in Sacred Heart Secondary School in Drogheda before moving to Clonturk Community College as Principal. Clonturk Community College is a co-educational post-primary school under the patronage of CDETB with Educate Together as trustee partners and, since its opening in 2016, Susan has led the establishment of this vibrant and rapidly growing school in Dublin City.

Drogheda ETSS will open in Autumn 2019 to First Years.

The Department of Education and Skills is currently sourcing accommodation for the school. 

Public Information Meeting

Educate Together are holding a Public Information Meeting in the Boyne Valley Hotel on Thursday 14th February 2019 at 7:45 pm. 

Items for discussion will be: 

Introduction of new principal Susan Campbell.

•Enrolment/ Admissions for the 2019/20 academic year.

•Accommodation arrangements for the 2019/20 academic year.

This meeting will be of particular interest to parents and students looking to attend in 2019/20 academic year.

Further information regarding this meeting will be sent in due course. To ensure you get all relevant updates regarding the school please join our mailing list  here

Check out the school catchment area here.




Procedure for Student Entry September 2019

The process of admission to Drogheda ETSS will include a number of stages:

Note: Drogheda ETSS reserves the right to change any of the dates and procedures outlined below in accordance with changing circumstances.

  • Enrolment forms will be made available from Monday 3rd December 2018.
  • All aspects of the enrolment form must be completed fully by the parents/guardians of the student being enrolled. (The information sought therein complies with the regulations of the various Data Protection Acts and will be managed in accordance with these acts.)
  • Forms can be completed electronically at the Educate Together website from Monday 3rd December 2018.
  • Enrolment forms will only be accepted in respect of first year entrants, i.e. students starting second-level in September 2019. For Transfers please see the schools Transfer Policy.
  • The closing date for completed application forms will be Thursday 31st January at 5pm.
  • Offers of places will be made by post from Monday 11th February 2019.
  • A Getting Started Form will be sent with the offer of a place.
  • Failure to respond to an offer of a place by fully completing the Getting Started form and Place Acceptance form, within 14 days of the offer being made, will result in the place being forfeited.
  • Places will be offered in order of priority i.e. Priority 1, Priority 2,  Priority 3. Please see Appendix 1 for details of the school defined catchment area.
  • Anyone applying after Thursday 31st January at 5pm will be placed on a waiting list and offered a place only after the 3 priority categories have been offered places.

Read about Educate Together at second-level here

Drogheda ETSS Enrolment Policy 2019

Blueprint for Educate Together Second-level Schools

The details of how our second-level schools will run are outlined in the Blueprint for Educate Together Second-level Schools. This documents in detail how the Educate Together model delivers key life skills as well as academic performance. 

Address: Educate Together, Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland - Charity Number: CHY 11816