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School Visits & Open Days

Form 1 Open Day

Open Day for Form 1 2021 entrants (current 5th class pupils),  will take place Friday, 1st May, 2020. During the event, parents and children are given guided tours of the school – from classrooms to boarding facilities – and each department head gives an information session.

You have ample opportunity to interact with students, who lead the guided tours along with a member of the teaching staff.

You will be treated to musical, speech & drama and choral performances from students, view some of their art projects, engage in experiments in the science labs and sample some of the delicious treats baked by our home economics students.

You are invited to stay for lunch from 1-2pm, where you can informally chat with our staff and students.

If you are unable to attend Open Day, contact us to arrange a school visit at another time. If your contact details have changed since you first registered your child, please let us know immediately.

Parents and children (fifth class students), who have registered for a place, will be invited to attend our Open Day.  If you have not yet registered but wish to attend, please contact us for a Registration Form

Dowload the following for the 2019 Open Day itinerary:

Open Day Invitation 2019.pdf

Taster Sleepover 

We offer your child (current fifth and sixth class pupils) the opportunity for a complete boarding school day and night experience, with a fully supervised taster sleepover. The next date will be Friday, March 27th beginning at 2.30pm through to Saturday at 12pm. for registered boarding applicants. The experience includes:

  • Meet and greet with our Head, Boarding and Nursing staff, and school prefects on Friday at 2.30pm

  • Buddy up with a current Form 1 student and join them in the last academic class of the day

  • Try out a school sport or enrichment programme from 4-5pm

  • Tea & evening social activities

  • Sleep overnight

  • Breakfast and Saturday Morning Activities Programme

  • Pick up 12pm

The sleepover does not replace the Open Day, but it gives your child a taste of what it is like to be away from home at boarding school for one night.

It is limited to two groups of four boys and four girls. A house person, who is assigned to each group, will also be resident at night adjacent to the students’ room.

Please contact us in the Admissions Office to register.

Mid-Stream 
If you have submitted a registration form to the school for a form other than Form 1 and have missed the Open Day, you can contact our Admissions Office at any time and we will arrange an appointment for a tour of the school.  Mid-stream applicants must also be interviewed by the headmaster or deputy head.

International Boarders
We welcome visits from prospective international students and agents all year round, and we are open during most school holidays.

If possible, however, it is better to visit the school in full session as you can meet with other students and staff, observe classes and view some sports activities.

To find out more about the application process for an international student please click here or email us with the student's name, date of birth and class they are applying for.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office with any questions at khadmissions@thekingshospital.ie or +353 1 6436564.