Blakestown Community School

BCS is a community-based, progressive, co-educational and student-centred school in the heart of Dublin 15. Since 1979, we have provided excellent education for the people of Dublin 15. We are very proud of the broad curriculum we offer, our excellent academic results, our first-class facilities and the exceptional array of extra-curricular activities we provide.

As a Community School, represented by the Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools (ACCS), we are duty-bound to provide equal access to a comprehensive, community-based, multi-denominational education and to pioneer the delivery of an innovative model of teaching, learning, assessment and reporting. In so doing, we aim to contribute to a just and caring society. 

Our dedicated teachers have a genuine interest in the development, progress and wellbeing of each student. They work consistently to support each student in the achievement of their potential and strive to meet the demands of an ever-changing society and workplace by ensuring that our curriculum is relevant and challenging. Excellent practice in all areas – anchored in the innovative use of Learning Outcomes, distillation into time-specific Learning Intentions, and co-created Success Criteria – are key priorities, as we fully embed Junior Cycle and prepare for imminent changes to Senior Cycle.

Specifically, Blakestown Community School seeks to:

  • educate students within a Christian and co-educational environment, which is multi-denominational, community-based, progressive and student-centred.
  • cherish the unique contribution of each student and remain true to our motto, Education for Living.
  • promote and facilitate the holistic development of all our students by stimulating their intellectual, creative, physical, social and artistic talents in an atmosphere of challenge and support.
  • reinforce the self-esteem of our students through positive affirmation in an environment where effort will be recognised and rewarded
  • pursue excellence in teaching and learning, confident of its value in society
  • support our students as individuals as they travel through the formative life-phase of adolescence, as manifested in our guidance, counselling and pastoral support structures
  • pursue the highest standards of learning and achievement for all students
  • promote a sports and cultural programme that recognises and develops the talents of students, parents and teachers
  • provide learning and leisure opportunities for the wider community, including parents, local residents and the employees of local businesses via the school’s community education programme.