The Royal School , Armagh was founded in 1608 by James I. It has been regarded since then as one of the leading schools in Ireland and a school which achieves considerable academic success. The school is co-educational with modern facilities.
The school welcomes children of all faiths and offers an excellent caring and learning environment for 650 pupils from the ages of 5 to 18 with accommodation for 90 boarders including a new dedicated sixth form boarding facility which provides an effective transitional step between school and university. All pupils study for GCSE examinations and most continue to study for A-Levels and then progress to universities and colleges throughout the United Kingdom .
LOCATION AND FACILITIES
The school is situated in 27 acres of grounds. It is close to the centre of Armagh - an ancient city which is widely renowned for its cultural, sporting and educational activities. Features of the city include two Cathedrals, a Planetarium, an Astropark, attractive open spaces, excellent leisure facilities and fine Georgian buildings. Armagh is about 45 minutes from the airport.
Courses are offered in 23 GCSE subjects and 20 A-Level subjects. Facilities include science and technology laboratories/workshops, a computer suite, a lecture theatre, a study hall, a sixth form centre and a library.
School teams regularly participate in inter-school competitions. Facilities for sport include playing fields for hockey, rugby and cricket, tennis courts, a running track, a squash court, a fitness room and a sports hall. There is a wide range of non-sporting, extra-curricular facilities and school tours are regularly organised for visits throughout Europe . Music is a particular strength of the School.