Ashton School
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Ashton School
Ashton School
Coordinates51°53?35?N 8°27?07?W / 51.893°N 8.452°W / 51.893; -8.452Coordinates: 51°53?35?N 8°27?07?W / 51.893°N 8.452°W / 51.893; -8.452
Other nameAshton Comprehensive School
Former nameCork Grammar School, Rochelle School
School typeSecondary school
Religious affiliation(s)Church of Ireland
Established1829 (as Rochelle School; girls)
1881 (as Cork Grammar; boys)
1972 (as Ashton School; merger)
PatronageChurch of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Cork Education and Training Board[1]
Enrollment518 (2016[1])
Last updated: 2 February 2018

Ashton School is a co-educational Church of Ireland secondary school situated in Cork, Ireland. It was founded in 1972, following the merger of the Cork Grammar School and Rochelle School.[2] As of 2016, Ashton School had over 500 pupils.[1]


'Cork Grammar School' was a Church of Ireland grammar school for boys. Founded in 1881, it was originally based in Sydney Place in Cork city, and intended to offer an alternative to parents "who had been sending their children to England, to educate them".[3] The school ultimately acquired Ashton House (a large 19th century house on the Blackrock Road)[4] and moved to the new site in 1956.[3]

'Rochelle School' was a predominantly Church of Ireland preparatory school for girls. Founded in 1829, it was originally based at Cook Street and South Terrace, before moving to Rochelle House (a large house also on the road to Blackrock) in 1863.[5]

Cork Grammar School (boys; 1880s-1970s) and Rochelle School (girls; 1820s-1970s) operated as separate schools until 1972, when they merged.[1] The newly amalgamated co-educational school occupied the Ashton House site, from which its current name was taken. Rochelle House was used for boarding accommodation for a period, before being sold in 1999.[6]

Between 2013 and 2015, additional facilities were developed at the school, and the original Georgian-era building was refurbished.[7][8][9]

Alumni (of Ashton and Cork Grammar School)


  1. ^ a b c d "Whole-School Evaluation Management, Leadership and Learning - Report - Ashton School" (PDF). Department of Education and Skills (Ireland). February 2016.
  2. ^ "RTÉ Archives | Education | First For Cork Schools". 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ a b Ian d'Alton. "Project MUSE - Educating for Ireland? The Urban Protestant Elite and the Early Years of Cork Grammar School, 1880-1914". Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Ashton Grammar School, Blackrock Road, Cork City". Buildings of Ireland. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Rochelle and Cork Grammar School – Education Project". Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Ashton - History". Ashton School (official website). Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Projects - Ashton Comprehensive School, Blackrock Road, Cork". Duggan Brothers. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "New Ashton School block by Callaghan Engineering". The Business Post. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "A History of Ashton School by Alicia St Leger". Ashton School. 3 December 2016. Retrieved 2018. [a new] three-storey structure [and] refurbished Sports Hall and the Georgian Cork Grammar School building (Ashton House) which was refurbished during the recent building project - completed and officially re-opened on 27th March 2015

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