Drogheda Grammar School
|Drogheda Grammar School|
Drogheda Grammar School
|Type||Private, independent, coeducational Boarding/Day school|
|Motto||Latin: Factis Non Verbis
("By deeds not words")
|Denomination||Predominantly Protestant and Buddhist|
|Head of campus||Hugh Baker|
|Colour(s)||Green and Black|
Drogheda Grammar School is an Irish co-educational multi-denominational boarding and day school, located on the Mornington Road, Drogheda, County Meath. Founded in 1669 by royal charter, the school was saved from closure in the 1950s by a group of mainly Quakers. Although the school is part of the Protestant SEC Sector, it does not have a patron.
Overall Academic Performance
The most recent statistics outlining the top feeder schools in the country for third level education has placed Drogheda Grammar School as the top school in the area with 100% of it students progressing to 3rd level education in 2015. These results were posted in both the Irish Times and Irish Independent on 3rd December 2015.
Drogheda Grammar School is the top school in Louth and Meath and was featuring in the top 10 fee-paying schools in the country, the top 10 mixed gender feeder schools and also in the top 10 schools in Leinster.
Drogheda Grammar School is located on 18 acres in a rural setting off of Mornington Road, Drogheda, Count Meath. The original building on its current campus was owned by Chief Justice Henry Singleton. Recently the school has received a new building which was open to students in 2012. This new building includes a library/writing center, technology workshop, DCG room, and a Home Economics room. In there is a small reflection room which as a stained glass window originally made in contribution to the memory of a student who died in 1942 by Harry Clarke Stained Glass Studio in the 1940s and was in storage since 1976 after the school was moved from Lawrence Street. The school hosts 6 tennis courts, 5 playing pitches, a large gymnasium, and an AstroTurf pitch available for student use.
The school has a strong sports tradition in recent years with the boys' rugby team winning the North East Leinster league three years in a row. The school also has chess team which has won the Leinster junior chess league every year since 2004.
- Balthazar Foster, 1st Baron Ilkeston (physician and Liberal MP)
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (soldier and Prime Minister)
- Jackson Lawlor (Anglican priest and writer)
- Edward Moore (Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh)
- Sir Henry Cuthbert (lawyer and politician in Australia)
- Henry Grattan (politician)
- Henry Flood (politician)
- Robert Adrain (United Irishman and politician)
- John Cunningham (poet, dramatist and actor)
- Richard Lovell Edgeworth (politician, writer and inventor)
- Derek Landy (author and screenwriter)
- Jill Meagher (Irish Australian homicide victim)
- Henry Singleton (Chief Justice of Ireland)
- "Holdings: Some notes on the buildings of Drogheda Grammar...". sources.nli.ie. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
- "School History - Drogheda Grammar School". www.droghedagrammarschool.ie. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
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