Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is Leixlip ETNS located?

A: We are currently situated in the grounds of Leixlip Amenities Sports Centre.  When you enter the gates of the centre, turn left then take a slight right at the Tennis club.  Continue towards the soccer cages and on your right hand side you will see a sign for Leixlip United FC and Leixlip ETNS.  Our school is located down this little road on the right-hand side.  This is a temporary location and the Department of Education is endevouring to secure a permanent site for our school.

Our address is

Leixlip Educate Together National School
Collinstown,
Station Road, 
Leixlip,
Co Kildare
W23 R942

This image shows our location, albeit before our school was built.

Q: What time does the school day start and end?

A: Our school day starts at 08:40 and ends at 13:20.

Q: What classes are in your school?

A: We currently have a junior infants class and in September 2020 we will have one junior infants and one senior infants class.  Our school will grow year-on-year until we finally have every class up to sixth class.

Q: Do children wear uniforms in Leixlip ETNS?

A: No, children wear their own clothes to school.

Q: What is different about Educate Together Schools?

A: Like many other schools in Ireland, Educate Together schools are state-funded and teach the National Curriculum. They are non-fee-paying schools and are open to students of all backgrounds. They are co-educational and have no school uniforms. But they are much more than that: Educate Together schools work hard to instil a sense of equality and justice in students. They embrace the input of parents, students, staff and the wider community to improve the school in every way possible. They are committed to enabling students to achieve their full potential. All students are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and are provided with equal opportunities regardless of their identity. Educate Together schools put students at the heart of all policies and practices. All children have equal access to school and no one religion or worldview is given priority over another in Educate Together schools.

Q: Do Educate Together schools have a specific Ethos?

A: Yes, Educate Together schools are national schools, open to all children, irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background. Our ethos is inclusive; and it is our aim to ensure that no child is an outsider. We are child-centred and focus on the best educational outcome for your child.  Our core values are:

Equality-based

All children have equal access to the school and no one religion or worldview is given priority over another within the school.

Co-educational

All children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and are provided with equal opportunities regardless of their gender or identity.

Child-centred

Our child-centred approach means that we put children at the heart of all policies and practices and involve them in decision-making where appropriate.

Democratically-run

We run schools on a democratic basis, encouraging active participation by parents and students in the daily life of the school whilst positively affirming the professional role of the teachers.

Q: Which curriculum do you teach?

A: Like all national schools, we teach the full eleven subjects of the Primary School Curriculum. However, as an equality-based school, our Learn Together Ethical Education Curriculum replaces Religious Instruction. Our pupils learn about different belief systems without promoting any one world view over another. Our Learn Together Curriculum also includes strands on Moral and Spirituality, Equality and Justice, Belief Systems, and Ethics and the Environment.