Fingal Community College celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2010, having been set up in September 1985 with 72 students enrolled. For the first 24 years it developed and thrived under the management of Tony Keeling, Principal, and Joe Smith, Deputy Principal. The College now has an enrolment of 555 students. In September 2009 the newly appointed Principal, Sharon McGrath and the newly appointed Deputy Principal, Martina Donnellan began their tenure as the new senior management team and together with the entire staff set out on a new phase in the life of the College.

Mission Statement

Our College is a caring and proud learning community committed to the pursuit of excellence. Students, teachers and parents are encouraged and supported to be the best that they can be in a school environment that respects diversity and fosters justice and equality for all.

Core Values

The core values that we have identified as being central to all relationships and structures within our school are:

Fairness   |   Courage   |   Courtesy

Achieving with Care


Contextual factors – Internal and External
  • Total number of students: 555
  • International Students: 28% approximately
  • Gender Profile: 55% Boys 45% Girls
  • Catchment Area: Swords and North County Dublin area.
The current Board of Management comprises:
  • 3 members of Co Dublin VEC
  • 2 Staff representatives
  • 2 Parent representatives
  • 1 representative of the local community
  • Secretary to the Board – School Principal
  • Recording Secretary – School Deputy Principal

The educational aims of Fingal Community College are as follows:

  • To promote the academic, moral, spiritual, social and personal development of students in consultation with their parents/ guardians
  • To cherish and nurture all students equally regardless of their ability, gender, creed, race, class or ethnic background and to promote tolerance and respect for all 
  • To encourage the pursuit of excellence appropriate to each student’s particular talents and skills so that each individual can be the very best version of themselves
  • To offer a broad holistic curriculum to enable students to reach their full potential and to develop a love of learning
  • To give every opportunity to students to develop powers of critical reflection thereby building independence of mind as a means towards responsible citizenship