Education & Talmud Torah
Stratford Schools (Primary & Secondary)
The two educational institutions in the community are Stratford National School (www.stratfordns.ie) and Stratford College (www.stratfordcollege.ie) collectively known as Stratford Schools. We share a common ethos, campus, many facilities and some staff.
Stratford National School
Stratford National School Mission Statement
“Stratford National School commits itself to its constitutional responsibility of providing a thriving Jewish school, where children of all denominations and none, can together develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, creatively and socially.
Stratford National School furthermore commits itself to promoting an atmosphere of tolerance and celebration of difference, mutual respect and understanding, thus providing our pupils with a positive model for life in a pluralist society.
The School aims to always provide an atmosphere of warmth and understanding where pupils will be happy and enjoy learning in pleasant, supportive surroundings.
We welcome and encourage constructive communication between parents and teachers, in our shared commitment to our children’s welfare”.
Stratford National School is Ireland’s only Jewish Primary School and has a multi-denominational enrolment. We currently have four mainstream class teachers and a Learning Support Teacher. The present class arrangements see Junior and Senior Infants taught as a combined group, as are First and Second, Third and Fourth and Fifth and Sixth.
The secular programme followed by the school is the official curriculum of the Department of Education & Skills. A separate team of teachers teach Hebrew Studies to our Jewish pupils each day, while Catholic pupils can study the official Catholic Religious Programme before school commences at 10.05am. Mr Barry Murphy Principal
Stratford College Co-educational Post-Primary School
Stratford College’s richness of heritage, which we share with our sister school, Stratford National School make our schools truly unique. In a spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration we provide a vibrant and academically challenging learning environment. Committed teachers, progressive student centered learning and strong home-school relationships are the cornerstones of our school. Ms Patricia Gordon, Principal.
Close Knit Community School
“Stratford College has provided a warm friendly, inclusive environment for our children. The school has a strong sense of community where your child is not a number and there is a strong sense of belonging. Stratford College also provides opportunities for each and every child to contribute and operates an excellent feedback system.” – Parent
Student-Centred Teaching and Learning
We provide a vibrant learning environment for students which challenges them to reach their full potential academically. We achieve this through having:
- Small class sizes – very low pupil teacher ratio.
- Dynamic and highly motivated teachers
- Extensive subject choices
- Progressive, student-centred learning
- Dedicated sports programmes
- Educational trips in Ireland and abroad
- Music and drama
- Debating e.g. European Youth Parliament and Model United Nations
”I simply could not imagine attending a school other than Stratford… fantastic teachers mean learning is engaging and enjoyable and students’ input is always appreciated.” – 6th Year Student
“Our students’ results are consistently higher than the national average and the majority progress to third level.” – Patricia Gordon, Principal
Quality Learning Environment
Top class facilities and services include:
- Highest spec computer facilities including digital projectors, e-Macs and computer lab
- Staffed library with fully qualified librarian
- Specialist subject rooms e.g. an art room, science laboratory and music room
- Supervised study
- Timetabled guidance for all senior years
- A very successful Transition Year Programme
Please click on the quick links below for further information on Stratford College, as well as the latest student activities:
1 Zion Road, Rathgar. Dublin 6. Ireland
Tel: +353 1 492 2315 Fax: +353 1 492 0372