6th Year is the year when most students turn their full attention towards their academic studies. It’s a very important year, as the work that students do in these 12 months has a profound impact on their transition into 3rd level education. As such, students are highly motivated to perform well in the Leaving Certificate. A great performance in the Leaving Certificate all starts with one thing; great teaching. For students wanting to realise their maximum potential, our full-time School is the perfect place. As per our Mission Statement, we promise to only provide the best quality teaching available in Ireland across all of the subjects we offer here. By having great teachers in every subject, students will be putting themselves in the strongest possible position to achieve their highest level of academic success.

Our full-time 6th Year Leaving Cert Programme will allow students to complete the entire Leaving Certificate in just one year. This means that students can join our full-time Leaving Cert School directly after finishing 5th Year in their current school. This is crucial as it allows students to go back over content in their subjects that they may have missed, or did not understand when it was taught in their schools. It also means that they can decide to take up a new subject when joining our full-time School. Taking up a new subject that a student’s previous school may not have offered can be a great strategy for increasing performance in the Leaving Certificate.

Class sizes at ‘The Academy‘ will be in or around the same as students’ current schools. This ensures that our teachers will be able to provide individualised tuition to every student in the school on a personal level.

For students who are keen to enroll with us, we offer the opportunity to try out any of our weekly grinds’ classes free of charge. This enables you to sample all of our teachers before you commit to the full-time school. This service allows students to be fully informed as to exactly what to expect at ‘The Academy’.  One of our mantras is transparency – We are certain that the quality of our teaching is unmatched, and as such, we welcome all students to experience it first-hand, and free of charge.


Parent of 6th Year student, Class of 2019

Having been initially nervous about the move our son took the leap of faith required and it has without doubt been the best decision we have ever made.

The learning environment, the standard of teaching, the atmosphere and the relationships he has built this year have all been truly exceptional.

It has been an absolute pleasure to watch our son progress and flourish through the year under the guidance of the teachers at the Academy and you will forever have our support and our gratitude. I hope he will do you proud in June, the student he has become in the last 9 months is a reflection of the excellent teaching he has received.

Patricia Long, Parent of 6th Year student, Class of 2019

Sorcha had a fantastic year, which will stay with her for the rest of her life, best decision we ever made.

Rosanna Borza, Parent of 6th Year student, Class of 2019

Mario has been so happy. He has a great relationship with all his teachers and all the staff and has made another lovely load of new friends. It has been the greatest year!!

If you are interested in enrolling with us and have questions about the school, then we highly recommend you join us at our last open evening of this year, on Tuesday 28th May. This evening is for both parents and students. To book, please complete the form below.


  • Tuesday 28th May (7pm – 8pm)

If you are unable to attend an open evening but would like to apply for a place at The Academy for September 2019; please send us a completed application form along with a recent school report and an official copy of your Junior Cert results by email to admissions@dublinacademy.ie or by post to Admissions, The Dublin Academy of Education, Stillorgan Plaza, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.