A Brief History of Crana College


Crana College is a co-educational, multi-denominational school under the aegis of County Donegal Education and Training Board. The school is situated in the seaside town of Buncrana, the gateway to the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal. First established as a vocational school in 1925, Crana College has since evolved and developed into a second-level school which offers a wide range of courses, programmes and subjects at all levels.

Throughout its history, the school has been renowned for the quality of education provided to its students and it has played an important role in the life of people in the local community.

Crana College is seen by the community as a provider of top grade education, catering for the needs of its comprehensive intake, achieving very high academic standards and providing opportunities for third level. There has been a steady increase in enrolment over recent years and the number of students currently attending the school stands at 570.

Situated in the heart of Buncrana, on the shores of Lough Swilly, our students come from approximately twelve feeder schools in the town and surrounding areas. The extensive and varied curriculum on offer, and the opportunity to sample new subjects before choosing to study them, ensure that our students study subjects that suit their ability and interests, while the College’s pastoral care system promotes close working relationships and friendly personal contact between teachers, pupils and parents.

Committed to the highest standards of education, management and staff, together with the cooperation of the student body, endeavour to create a calm, caring and creative environment where all pupils are given the best opportunities to develop their potential to the full, to acquire knowledge and to adopt a positive attitude towards work, life and their community.

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