St. Anne’s is a Voluntary Catholic Secondary School for girls. Is was founded as a Mercy Secondary School and, as such, supports the religious and educational philosophy of its founder Catherine McAuley. St. Anne’s now operates under the Trusteeship of CEIST (Catholic Education an Irish Schools Trust). CEIST advises and supports the school and, as a CEIST school, St. Anne’s is guided by the following core values:
- Promoting Spiritual and Human Development
- Commitment to excellence and continually improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning
- Showing Respect for each Individual
- Creating a sense of Community with a special welcome for those most in need
- Being Just and Responsible in our Relationships.
While St. Anne’s Secondary School is rooted in the ethos of the Mercy Sisters, it warmly welcomes applications from students of other faiths. We offer each student the opportunity to develop her abilities and talents and so reach her full potential in a caring and happy environment. While the school is firmly rooted in tradition, successive principals and staff have ensured that the curriculum has kept pace with modern educational thinking.
The most recent Whole School Evaluation Inspectorate Report states that “the holistic development of students is rooted in the core values of the school.”