Togher Boys’ National School is situated in the suburban region of Cork City, approximately five kilometres from the city centre. It has an enrolment of 303 pupils; 17 Teaching staff; 6 Special Needs Assistants and 4 Administration and Maintenance staff.
Pupils are enrolled from junior infants to sixth class and are drawn, in the main, from the immediate environs of the parish. Pupils transfer to all of the main Second-level schools in the City and surrounding areas.
The school has a Pre-School on its grounds, shared with Togher Girls’ School. It also has recently opened a second Special Class for children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and has plans to open a further ASD Pre-school class in the future.
The school is under the Catholic patronage of the Bishop of Cork and Ross. It fosters a positive Christian ethos where pupils are encouraged to care for each other. Pupils of all nationalities are welcome to the school and every attempt is made to include them fully in school life. It welcomes children and families from all Religions and none.
The school’s motto “Education and Self-worth through Care, Respect and Cooperation” supports the staff’s aim to provide a caring learning environment which will develop the whole child and prepare him for the demands of further education and continuing change in society.
The school building, erected in 1971, shares its campus with Scoil an AtharMaitiú and has undergone major refurbishment over the years.