Student Support

Supporting our students throughout their journey at Cistercian College is a major priority. Both academically and personally we work together to ensure that each student is looked after in every way possible enabling them to grow and excel during their secondary school journey.

Supervised Study & Tutorials

A key feature in the College’s strong academic offering is our supervised study, delivered 7 days a week, allowing students to work, study and learn in a dedicated collective setting. Our boarding programme also includes a comprehensive extra-curricular offering that covers music, creative and performing arts. Meanwhile, our Saturday morning tutorials are an invaluable feature of the 5 & 7 day boarding schedule, particularly for our exam year students.

Career Guidance

The College offers the support of our Career Guidance Counsellor in ensuring that each student is fully supported in their exploration of potential third level choices and potential career paths available to them.

Students have the opportunity to explore options for themselves once their secondary school journey is complete through University visits and tours, University talks, In house third level talks and various workshops.


We continue to invest in the technology infrastructure and facilities to make daily life and learning as enjoyable as possible at Cistercian College. Our classrooms are all digitally equipped, whilst all College students have their own email account, Chromebook and managed smartphone access at assigned times. Digital technology is an integral part of College life. We continually invest in our infrastructure to ensure that we have a 21st century learning environment which prepares our boys for their future lives, using digital technologies and software to enhance teaching and learning opportunities whilst also developing their digital literacy skills.

Additional student support

Students with additional needs are given ongoing support by fully trained staff in and outside the classroom, throughout the daily and weekly boarding programme, with the College management working closely with parents to ensure the best possible development outcomes for all students.