Ennis Community College Ennis, Clare county - Ireland
Ennis Community College is a large urban based secondary school located in Ennis, County Clare providing comprehensive education in academic and vocational subjects for both boys and girls. The college currently caters for students from 28 different nationalities and ethnic groups. The College is classed as a Band 1 DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) school and is therefore seen as catering for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Students are prepared for the Department of Education and Skills Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate programmes, the two Irish state exams. The College also has a Unit for the Deaf and a unit delivering education through the medium of Irish. It offers courses in Further Education and a variety of evening classes during the academic year. At present the student enrolment is 523 and ranges in age from 12 to 20. The students come from Ennis town, and a catchment area of 15 kilometres radius, which includes villages and rural parishes. The staff, which number about 50 permanent teachers, are assisted by specialist part-time staff.
Ennis Community College offers a broad-based and varied curriculum which affords students the opportunity to develop their unique talents and skills across a range of programmes. This is complemented by the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer and the highly developed Resource Department and Student Support Service which cater for students who have special educational needs. Ennis Community College has a long and proud history of providing an inclusive and co-educational experience for its students.
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