Head Students with Lord Mayor Councillor Deirdre Forde during the Lord Mayor’s visit on 9th September 2022.

From left: Julia McCarthy, Joshua Nolan, Adrian Landen (Principal), Councillor Deirdre Forde (Lord Mayor),
Cian Dorgan and Mary Kelly


For prospective students
and their parents…

In 2022, we are very pleased to be able to invite visitors to our school once again.  This year Ashton School Open Day will be on Friday, 30th September.  Prospective students and their parents will be invited to visit the school between 1.30 and 4.00 p.m.

For parents of prospective students…

Parents of prospective students are also invited to attend our Information Evening on Thursday, 29th September, at 7.30 p.m. 

Further Information

Admission Policy and Admission Statement

Submit an Application

Please note that applications cannot be accepted before 1st October.




History of Ashton School, Rochelle School, Cork Grammar School and Cork High School

A History of Ashton School (St Leger, 2016), an impressive hardback pbuynowublication compiled over decades, is the work of author Dr Alicia St Leger.  Alicia is a past-pupil who began her second-level education in Rochelle School.  There was no limit to her dedication to accurately record the history of the school and the other schools which came together when Ashton was formed – Rochelle School and Cork Grammar School. Alicia is always careful to point out that Cork Grammar School was also an amalgamation of two schools when it joined with Cork High School.

The book with its many illustrations (from the school archive and beyond) makes very interesting reading for anyone with a connection with the school.

Welcome from the Principal

adrianlandenWelcome to the Ashton School website.  Please feel free to visit the site to find our more about our ethos, mission, traditions, history, students achievements and latest news.

Enjoy your visit!

Adrian Landen