St. Ciarán’s is a co-educational community school open to all students of the catchment area irrespective of ability, gender or religious beliefs.

The school opened in September 1988. It originated from the amalgamation of two schools that had existed side by side – the Christian Brothers’ Secondary School (established in 1894) and Kells Vocational School (established in 1932).

St. Ciarán’s, like other Community Schools, is bound by a Deed of Trust issued by the Department of Education and Skills. The trustees are the Christian Brothers, Louth-Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Meath. The school is managed by a Board of Management. The Board consists of two nominees of the Christian Brothers, three nominees of LMETB, one nominee of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Meath, two parents of students in the school and two serving teachers. The Principal acts as Secretary to the Board. The term of office of the Board is three years.





Mr. Christy McCormack (Christian Brothers)
Mr. Ger O’Sullivan (Christian Brothers)
Mr. Sean Wright (Chairperson) (Bishop of Meath)
Mr. Bill Sweeney (LMETB)
Mr. Brian Reilly (LMETB)
Ms. Sarah Reilly (LMETB)
Mr. Martin McGovern (Teachers)
Mr Pat O'Sullivan (Teachers)
Ms Mairead Carpenter Parents



St. Ciaráns has an excellent and committed staff who provide tremendous support and encouragement for all students.



The Students’ Council provides a forum for students to get involved in issues of importance to students and projects that are meaningful to them.



The Parents’ Association in the school plays an active and vital part in partnership with the school in ensuring the school continues to be a successful centre of learning for our students. The Parents’ Association provide tremendous support to the school and are actively involved in policy formation, support for school events and functions and fundraising. Parents and guardians are kept informed throughout the year through the school newsletter, information bulletins and parent teacher meetings. Texting is also used to alert parents to issues of importance as they arise during the school year.