Welcome to Bennekerry National School

We are a co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.

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Bennekerry N.S. Admission Notice 2023/24

Please see our Admission Notice for school year 2023/24.

21/11/2022 11:15 | Bennekerry N.S. News

Application for Admission to Junior Infants in Bennekerry N.S. for the School Year 2023-24

Our Annual  Admissions Notice for the school year  2023-24 will be published here on our website on January 5th, 2023.We will be taking applications for admission to Junior Infants in Bennekerry N.S. for the school year 2023-24  between January 12th and February 3rd 2023. If you are planning to apply for a place for your child next September, please take particular note of these dates. 

You can access our Admission Policy by clicking here.

18/10/2022 15:10 | Bennekerry N.S. News


We have recently added an Assessment Policy and Job Sharing Policy to the Policies section of this website. You will also find the Notification regarding the Board of Management's Annual Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement and Anti-Bullying Policies in this section. 

10/03/2022 13:04 | Bennekerry N.S. News

Latest Guidance in Relation to Covid-19 and Contact Tracing in School Settings

Following a meeting on 20th January 2022, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) advised that the prevailing profile of the disease in Ireland and the available evidence and experience of Omicron internationally allowed for a fundamental change in the management of COVID-19. The NPHET advised that this should entail a transition, in broad terms, from a focus on regulation and population wide restrictions to a focus on public health advice, personal judgement and personal protective behaviours. Specifically, following that meeting, the NPHET advised that there was no longer a continuing public health rationale for the majority of the public health measures that were in place at that time. It therefore advised that a range measures could be removed, with a small number of mandatory requirements remaining in place. This was agreed by Government and implemented on 22nd January 2022. 

10/03/2022 10:51 | Bennekerry N.S. News

Board of Management Annual Report 2020-21

The last two years have been unusual ones in all schools throughout the country. Each in their own way had to prioritise Health and Safety over everything else, and the  time and energy of the Board of Management was taken up predominantly in ensuring that protocols and procedures were in place to help minimise the possibility of members of our school community contracting Covid-19. That being said, all else did not come to a standstill and a number of other initiatives and  projects were taken on by the Board of Management or by staff, with the co-operation and blessing of the Board. The Board of Management Annual Report for 2020-21 which outlines some of this great work is available by clicking here or by searching the "Parents Communications" section under the "Parents" tab.

01/11/2021 15:55 | Bennekerry N.S. News