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Arles NS – a small school with big achievements

Arles NS We are a co-educational national school situated in the scenic village of Arles just under 9km from Carlow town. We have begun accepting applications for enrolments for our Junior Infants intake of 2022.

You can enrol by downloading the new admissions form on the school’s website www.arlesnationalschool.ie or by calling the school on 0599147731 or emailing principal@arlesnationalschool.ie or by writing to the school Arles NS Ballickmoyler, Co. Laois R93 HY62

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About Us

At Arles National School we endeavour to promote a positive culture of teaching and learning. We strive for each child to fulfil their potential while respecting difference. We aim to provide equal opportunities to all children and encourage a safe, clean, healthy and caring learning environment for all children. We continue to develop and build facilities at our school to meet the growing needs of our vibrant community.

Arles National School


Arles National School currently has a staff of 8 including 4 Classroom Teachers, 1 Special Education Teacher, 1 Shared Special Education Teacher and 2 Special Needs Assistants.

Opportunities for your Child

  • Breakfast and Afterschool Club on site
  • Large Playing Field
  • Junior and Senior School Yard
  • Scríobh Leabhar
  • Write a Book
  • Speech and Drama
  • German
  • Tin Whistle and Choir
  • Body Percussion
  • Drumming
  • Computers
  • Cumann na mBunscol – Football
  • Tag Rugby
  • Gymnastics
  • Irish Dancing
  • Swimming
  • Aistear
  • STEM activities
  • And much more!
Arles National School
All-Ireland Winners of STEPS Young Engineers Award 2021

Arles NS Achievements

  • All-Ireland Winners of STEPS Young Engineers Award 2020 and 2021
  • Green Schools – 8th Flag
  • Farm Safety Gold Star Award
  • STEM School
  • EU Blue Star Flag
  • Active Schools Flag
  • Junior Entrepreneur Programme
  • Discovery Primary Science and Maths Award
  • Peace Proms
  • Debating Award
  • Many more…
Arles National School
Sports Day
Arles National School
Large Playing Field

Arles Breakfast Club and Afterschool

Located in Arles National School 

Breakfast Club: 

  • 8am – School Starting Time 
  • Breakfast Provided


  • 2pm-6pm
  • Homework assistance
  • Hot meals provided
  • Arts and Crafts and lots of fun 

Contact 059 9147731 for information.

Arles National School
The Junior Room enjoying a Teddy Bears’ picnic
Arles National School
Music with the Bodhrán
Arles National School
Farm Safe School Gold Award 2021
Arles National School
Autumn Scavenger Hunt


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