St. Paul’s National School (Scoil Naomh Phóil) is situated in Walshestown, Grangebellew, which is part of the parish of Clogherhead. There are approximately 114 pupils and it is a mixed school for girls and boys.

There are currently 5 class teachers, including the Principal. There is a Learning Support teacher currently allocated 4 days per week at Walshestown N.S. A Resource Teacher is currently allocated 9 hours per week. There is one full time Special Needs Assistant. The school receives a Secretary / Caretaker grant from the Department of Education and Science from which it employs a part-time Secretary and a cleaner together with a retained maintenance contractor.

School pictureThere has been a school in operation in Walshestown since 1904.

The school building moved to its current site in 1965. Major renovations and extra rooms were added in 2005 and 2009 with a further extension currently underway.

The site area consists of approximately 0.5 hectares.  There are currently five classrooms, a general purpose hall, a Learning Support room, a Resource room, a computer room, a library, a staff room, an office and several small storage rooms.