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The Royal School Dungannon, County Tyrone, N. Ireland

School Details
School Crest
2 Ranfurly Road,
County Tyrone, N. Ireland,
United Kingdom,
BT71 6EG

Tel: +44 28 8772 2710
Fax: +44 28 8775 2845

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Dr D Burnett, BA PhD NPQH

Headmaster's Secretary:
Mrs Ann Cullen

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Non-denominational, Christian
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
11 - 19
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

GCSE results, Northern Ireland Transfer Test, Please apply to school, Questionnaire, References, Report from previous school, Interview

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Clergy/Ministers, Siblings

What we offer

  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Business studies
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Psychology
  • English
  • Chinese
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness training
  • Golf
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Shooting
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Young Enterprise
  • Orienteering
  • First aid/life savers
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Pipe band
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
Head PhotoFounded by Royal Charter in 1608, The Royal School Dungannon (RSD) is one of Ireland's oldest schools. Situated in its own spacious grounds in the market town of Dungannon, it enjoys excellent road links to Belfast and Dublin and their three airports. A recent rebuilding and renovation programme has provided modern classroom facilities across all subjects as well as excellent sporting facilities.

Academic excellence is at the centre of what RSD is about and around 95% of RSD Sixth Formers go to university, including many of the UK and Ireland's leading universities. We value intellectual development in the broadest sense and pupils are encouraged not only to learn about their subjects and be successful in public examinations but also to find out about the world around them and about themselves.

RSD pupils are well-supported by their subject teachers, pastoral staff and specialist staff. There is a commitment to seeing each pupil as an individual and helping every pupil to enjoy school and to reach their potential. The range of extra-curricular activities and the House system provide opportunities for pupils to contribute to a team, take on responsibility and lead.

Our School motto, 'Perseverando', translates from the Latin as "by persevering" and it reminds us that if we want success then we have to work hard and never give up. Central to RSD's ethos is the idea of facing up to failure along the way to success. This is not a school where being right first time, all the time is what matters but a school where working hard to improve is prized greatly. Pupils are encouraged to seek excellence with a sense of resilience and integrity.

RSD offers five and seven day boarding. The Boarding houses have recently been refurbished to offer high-quality, modern accommodation which creates a home-from-home atmosphere. Boarders are looked after by a dedicated Boarding team of teachers, matrons, chaplain and tutors. There is a strong focus on both academic achievement and enjoying school life. Weekends are a busy time with many boarders involved in school sports or taking part in trips and activities, often with a local day pupil's family. For pupils whose first language is not English there is support from the TEFL teacher. There is a great sense of community and working together to support one another and boarders are amongst the highest achieving pupils at RSD at GCSE and A Level.
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