HSE Vaccinations for First Years.

A Message from the HSE: Unfortunately this year we will not be in a position to offer the school vaccination programme within the school setting.   The Mass Vaccination Centre at the National Show Centre, Stocklane Lane, Cloghran, Swords has been made available to us on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Sunday 30th October.


We would be very grateful if you could give a copy of the attached letter to each child in 1st year.

The letter is here.

Annual Admission Notice.


There will be no Open Night this year due to Covid Protocols but this video will give you an insight into the PCS approach to the education of your son or daughter. It was shot under Covid protocols.

The full Admissions Policy can be viewed here.

The Annual Admission Notice can be accessesed here.

The Application Form in PDF Form can be accessed and printed  here until the 22nd October.

  • Applicants applying as a resident of Portmarnock must provide proof of address in the form of two recent utility bills at the time of application
  • The school is closed on Friday 1st October 2021 but, for those who haven’t got access to a printer, application forms will be available in hard copy from the school office from Monday 4th October until the deadline of 22nd October at 1pm.
  • Completed application forms can be posted to the school or hand delivered to the secretary’s office. No photographs of completed forms accepted.

The Criteria for Admission which are contained in the Policy are:

Applications for places in 1st Year will be prioritised using the categories below (in strict order, with number 1 given first preference and number 10 given last preference):


1.       Students from St Marnock’s NS and St Helen’s SNS who select Portmarnock Community School as their choice on the CAPPS application form

2.       Students whose primary residence is in Portmarnock

3.       Students with siblings currently attending Portmarnock Community School. (“Sibling” shall be defined as “any brother or sister, or step brother or sister, of any child attending, or who will be attending the school during the proposed academic year of entry”)

4.       Children of Portmarnock Community School daytime staff

5.       Students whose siblings are past pupils of Portmarnock Community School

6.       Students from St Andrew’s NS and Scoil an Duinnínigh

7.       Subject to a maximum *25% of the enrolment figure, students whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are past pupils of Portmarnock Community School

8.       Students attending other primary schools in the CAPPS Education Association who selected Portmarnock Community School as their choice on the CAPPS application form

9.       All other applications received before the closing date

10.   Applications received after the date set out for submission of applications in the Annual Admissions Notice and published annually on the School website.


102 Bus Route Changes.

Monday, August 16, 2021 | Featured

Please click 'Read More' to see details of additional 102 bus route services for the new Academic Year.

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Thursday, June 3, 2021 | Featured

Booklists are available here.... Read More

Green Schools – get on your bike!

Monday, October 4, 2021

Portmarnock Community School is currently implementing the Green-Schools programme in relation to travel. This theme aims to increase the number of students walking, cycling, scooting, using public ... Read More

Notice of Appointment of Deputy Principal.

Friday, September 24, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Ms Elaine Moran has been appointed Deputy Principal in Portmarnock Community School. Our whole school community wish her the best in her new role. Ms Moran has been a... Read More

Symptoms List.

Friday, September 10, 2021

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Advice for Parents and students on Returning to School.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The latest advice for Parents and Students on returning to a School Environment during the ongoing Pandemic can be found in video and text format here  ... Read More

Adult Education Enrolments for Autumn term now open

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

We are delighted to be able to announce a return to operations for our popular Adult Education classes. More details and enrolments are available from our Adult Education section here. The provisio... Read More

Special Announcement.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Helen Dargan as Principal of Portmarnock Community School commencing in October, 2021. We wish her all the best in her new role. We also offer our ... Read More

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Portmarnock Community School Principal

Principal’s Welcome

I am delighted to be able to offer a warm welcome to Portmarnock Community School.  I feel very privileged to be part of the school at this exciting time in its history.  The all-round, holistic education on offer here has always been special, and I am looking forward to developing this further over the coming years.  Portmarnock Community School will always strive for academic attainment and personal wellbeing, for creating a supportive and inclusive community and a fulfilling education that endures for a lifetime.

Our aim is to send our pupils out into the world with close friends and the ability to make new ones, with the knowledge and skills to succeed at college and beyond, and with a broad range of interests to enrich their lives. We also aim to cultivate each student’s academic and personal potential to enrich the world with courage and creativity and we expect our students to make a lifelong commitment to using their gifts and talents for the benefit of others.

I hope that you will find our website to be helpful and engaging and that it will also give you a sense of what a busy, purposeful and ambitious school we have here in Portmarnock Community School.

Eithne Deeney


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