Basic Information & Location
The Royal School, Armagh is a co-educational grammar school in the city of Armagh in Northern Ireland.
The Royal School Armagh aims to provide its pupils with an education which in its wholeness will enable them to achieve their full potential in academic, social, moral and spiritual terms. The values of the School, both implicitly and explicitly, reflect and are informed by the reformed tradition of the Christian faith.
The Royal School Armagh believes firmly that character can be developed and that pupils can become exceptionally rounded. Impelling pupils into carefully designed experiences without their comfort zone; pushing them to strive to master something they think they cannot do and the sense of achievement, confidence and self-esteem which accrues from doing just that is the development of character.
Boarding / Pastoral Care
The School’s Boarding Department offers superb value for money, and welcomes students from all over the island of Ireland and overseas. The school strives to ensure that there is a family atmosphere in the Boarding Department by providing a “home from home” which is important for children living away from home. Boarding at the Royal School allows pupils to benefit from all that the School has to offer, with the companionship and life skills that come from living with others.
Team sports flourish at the Royal School and it is well renowned for its rugby and hockey successes. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme continues to be very popular with expeditions to the Mountains of Mourne, Conmara, Scotland, England and Switzerland.
Music and Drama have a long standing tradition at the School and continue to thrive and grow in popularity. There is a Junior Choir and a Senior Choir as well as Chamber Choirs and School Orchestra and Band. The annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is one of the musical highlights each year taking place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh. There is one major dramatic society theatrical performance bi-annually with recent productions having included Calamity Jane, Annie, The Sound of Music, Oliver and Starlight Express.