General Information

Loreto Bray offers students a six year programme of studies:

  • A three year Junior Cycle programme of studies.
  • A non-compulsory Transition Year programme of studies
  • A two year Senior Cycle programme of studies.

Our students participate in the Irish state examinations system. Students sit the Junior Certificate Examination on completion of Junior Cycle while the terminal examination for Senior Cycle students is the Leaving Certificate Examination.


All classes are forty minutes in length.
Roll call takes place at 8.45am daily.

 Mon/Tues/Thursday  9 Classes per day. School closes at 4.00 pm
 Wed  6 Classes. School closes at 1.10 pm.
 Fri  8 Classes. School closes at 3.20 pm.


Additional Subjects

The following study programmes are available as optional subjects at Leaving Certificate level.   The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Religious Education as an Examination Subject Applied Mathematics

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Booklists 2017 / 2018

The booklists for 2017 / 2018 are as follows:. 1st Year – Click here: First Year 2017-2018 2nd Year – Click here: Second Year 2017-2018 3rd Year – Click here: Third Year 2017-2018 4th Year TY – Click here: Fourth Year 2017-2018 5th Year – Click here: Fifth Year 2017-2018 6th Year – Click here: Sixth Year 2017-2018   There will be a Second Hand Uniform …

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Career Guidance

All students participate in Career Guidance classes in Transition Year, Fifth Year and Sixth Year.  Talks from guest speakers and opportunities for college visits are made available to students. Our Career Guidance Teacher, Ms. Ingrid O’Connor will also meet with students on an individual basis to provide support in areas such as careers research and …

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Chinese Studies

The Loreto Bray Chinese Studies Programme started in September 2007 and now offers Mandarin Chinese classes to first, second, third and fourth year students. The programme is sponsored by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland. The Confucius Institute works with the Irish government, businesses and academia to develop stronger educational, cultural and commercial links between …

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Junior Cycle

Students in Loreto Bray study 10 Junior Cycle subjects to Junior Certificate level. The following are the eight compulsory subjects at Junior Cycle: Irish, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Religion, Science, a Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish) C.S.P.E, SPHE, P.E and Music for Well Being . In addition students select two subjects from the following optional subjects: 2nd Foreign Language …

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School Library

Loreto Bray, with the enthusiastic support of the Loreto Bray Parents’ Association, has built up a well stocked, well catalogued school library which is available for student and teacher use. In Spring 2011 a number of computers have been added to the library facilities to assist students in their research work for programmes such as …

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Senior Cycle

Fifth year and sixth year present students with the challenges of the Leaving Certificate programme of studies. In general, students sit seven subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination though some choose to take an eighth subject. The following are the core subjects studied by all students at Senior Cycle: Irish, English, Mathematics, Religious Education, P.E. and Careers. …

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Transition Year

Transition Year Timetable 2016 Module 4 Master Copy – Module 4 TY 2016-17   Transition Year is an optional but very popular programme of studies in Loreto Bray. There are currently 125 places available in Transition Year.  During Transition Year students continue to study core subjects such as Irish, English, Mathematics, Religious Education and European …

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Useful Links

 Department of Education & Skills:  State Examinations Commission:  Central Applications Office (CAO)  Loreto Ireland Website:  Scoilnet Resources for Irish schools:

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