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Welcome to Gorey Central School

I am very happy to welcome you to our website. I hope it will be of use to you and that it will give you an insight into what we do here in Gorey Central School.
This website is a collaboration of work by pupils and staff.
We hope to update and add to it on a regular basis so please check back from time to time.


Mr. Matt Bater


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Ethos of Gorey Central School

Gorey Central School is a co-educational school under Church of Ireland management.  It seeks to provide a climate in which all pupils find encouragement to develop spiritual and moral values, along with personal and social skills and the highest standards of excellence of which they are capable, in all aspects of their school activities.  The school’s aim is to educate its pupils in accordance with the Christian principles of love and respect for God and for other people.

The school’s patron is the Church of Ireland Bishop of Ferns.

The school’s chaplain is the Rector of Gorey.

School Hours

8:40 – School doors open for assembling time.

9:00 – Teaching time begins.

1:30 – End of school day for Junior and Senior Infants

2:30 – End of school day for 1st – 6th class

N.B. Doors of the school do not open until 8:40 a.m. No responsibility is accepted for pupils arriving before this time. If you arrive before this time, you must wait with your child until the doors are unlocked.

The Secretary’s office hours are 8:40 am – 3pm each day, with breaktimes at 10:25 – 10:40 am and 12.55 – 1.20pm. If you are phoning please try to avoid times when she is not there to answer your call. If you call to the door and there is no response to the buzzer please be patient. Teachers in rooms nearby cannot leave their rooms unattended to answer the door. Neither will they send out a child to answer the door to a stranger. We ask for your co-operation in this matter.