St. Brigid’s Girls' National School (Scoil Bhríde) is one of the largest all-girl primary schools in Dublin West with a current enrolment of approximately 365 pupils and a staff of 19 teachers. The school was originally a mixed national school and had its premises in what is now the Parish Centre. It moved to our present location in 1950 and was split into St. Philomena’s Boys’ School and St. Philomena’s Girls’ School. The boys occupied the Senior Corridor and the girls the Junior Corridor.
Due to increasing numbers a new boys’ school was built and was named St. Lorcan’s Boys’ National School. In 1966 the girls’ school was renamed St. Brigid’s and has been serving the daughters of Palmerstown and its environs ever since.
St. Brigid’s is situated at the corner of Turret Road and shares a campus with St. Lorcan’s. Presently it has 13 mainstream classes ranging from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.
Due to falling numbers in the last few years it has been necessary to have split groups of classes. This is due to Government policy. The school also has two learning support teachers, one language support teacher, and a resource teacher for children with special needs. We have three Special Needs Assistants.
Our school boasts a modern well-equipped computer room with its own hall and employs a very efficient secretary and caretaker. Our school has undergone major refurbishment and extension and the class of September 2010 were the first junior infants in the newly modernised building.
The school is a focal point in the community not only for our school-going population but also for parents, relations and friends. St. Brigid’s has been given excellent support from its school community down through the years - long may it continue!
Our mission at St. Brigid’s is to facilitate your child’s right of access to a full and varied education. Each child is educated in our school according to her ability and we endeavour to cherish all our children equally. Your daughter will spend most of her compulsory schooling at St. Brigid’s. It is our duty to offer her the best possible education we can.