The Junior Certificate Schools Programme is a national programme sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. It is based on the belief that all young people are capable of achieving real success in school, and that they can have a positive experience of education, if the conditions are favourable. The Programme is designed to help young people who have had a difficult experience of school. It provides students with opportunities for success at school and it rewards that success with an official record of achievement, validated by the Department of Education and Skills. Students who follow the JCSP Programme complete the same Junior Certificate examinations as those who are not enrolled on the JCSP programme.

Fort more information on the JCSP click here.

To access the JCSP Digital Library, click here.

Development Education in JCSP

May 2018

JCSP Literacy & Numeracy Workshop with Leon the magician 

March 2018


JCSP “Make a Book” initiative, March 2018

Well done to Lilia Dziusajevaite, Jemma Murphy, Mai Kavanagh, Emma Jane Keating, Eoin Cheevers, Cilian Donavan and Kieran McCormack who took part in the JCSP “Make a book” initiative in Waterford on the 9th March 2018. The day was a huge success and greatly enjoyed by all involved.

JCSP Christmas Celebration 2017

The JCSP Christmas Celebration took  place on the 14th of December. The students all received their certificates for the work they had completed since September. Afterwards they enjoyed watching a Christmas movie together with some treats & popcorn. The celebration was a great success and enjoyed by all.

See our new Reading Corner at reception funded as part of a JCSP initiative.