Parents are welcome to come and view the school where they will be met by the Principal or one of the Deputy Principals.  Most parents spend at least two hours on their initial visit and chat to the staff and pupils.  Pupils entered for September are invited with their parents, to the College Information meeting in May. The scholarship exams are held in the spring term.

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New children are brought in to school in September a day before the main body of pupils to acquaint them with the campus and give them a day of induction, ensuring a smooth transition from small primary feeder schools to a very large campus.  Regular parent-teacher meetings are held throughout the year to monitor pupils’ progress.  Contact with each pupil is ensured through a system which divides all pupils into small groups, each allocated to a member of staff.

Each class year is overseen by a senior member of staff.  Parents are welcome to meet the Principal, one of the Deputy Principals or the Form 1 Year Head by appointment.  Parents remain closely involved with the school, supporting events such as the Carol Service, Prize Day, the games activities and matches.

Enrolment Documents

The Admissions process for Form 1 2021/2022 is now commencing.  Please see Kilkenny College website “Admissions”, Enrolment and Admission Documents, where you will find a formal Application Form.  

Please download and complete this Application Form in full and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to Kilkenny College, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny R95 CF61 or hand into the office.

The formal Application window for receipt of the completed Application Form is from the 14thSeptember to 5th November 2020.  Applications received after 5 p.m. on 5th November 2020 will be treated as late applications.

Please note that there are 144 places available into Form 1 2021 at Kilkenny College, 82 Boarding places between boys and girls and 60 day places between boys and girls.

In the 2020/2021 Application process a total of 448 Applications were received for entry into Form 1.