Shannon’s St Caimin’s Praised In Department Of Education Inspection

A Shannon secondary school has been praised by the Department of Education for setting high expectations of both students and staff.

St Caimin’s was subject to a whole school evaluation, which looked at management, leadership and learning at the school.


St Caimin’s is a multi-denominational community school, which takes in Shannon, Newmarket on Fergus, Sixmilebridge and Cratloe in its catchment area.

The school currently has 759 pupils enroled and this inspection was carried out on November 21st last.

Inspectors noted that St Caimin’s is a well-run school, which sets high expectations for both students and staff in terms of continuous improvement.

It was found that the overall quality of teaching and learning is high, with very good or excellent practices observed in the majority of lessons.

The management was also praised for implementing recommendations from previous evaluations, while the report states there has been very strong promotion of school self-evaluation.

Inspectors did, however, recommend that supports for students with additional educational needs be reviewed.