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St Jarlath's Primary School, Blackwatertown

About Us

St Jarlath’s is a co-educational primary school for day pupils only. It was opened in 1974, to serve the educational needs of children in the 4 to 11 years age group in the Southern area of Clonfeacle Parish, to include the villages of Blackwatertown and Benburb together with their rural surroundings. Provisional enrolment numbers for the 2014/15 school year have been determined by the Department of Education as 185 with an admissions number of 29.
Accommodation is in seven classrooms, four of which form the Key Stage One section of the school. Classrooms are grouped around a common open area which is used as additional teaching space or for communal gatherings as required. A spacious multi-purpose hall facilitates a variety of indoor activities including PE, concerts etc and also serves as a dining hall.

In addition to a central reference library, each class has access to its own quiet reading area and fiction library. The school is adequately resourced in all respects, each class having access to the full range of computer and audio-visual equipment.

Of modern design, St Jarlath’s is set in spacious rural surroundings providing excellent play areas with an abundance of greenery and trees to facilitate much of the environmental needs of the primary school.