Finn Valley College

Mission Statement: Our Mission is to promote, offer and support accessible, inclusive and holistic learning opportunities which will enable the College community to empower itself to reach its full potential in society.

In April 2007 Stranorlar Vocational School officially changed its name and is now known as: Finn Valley College or Coláiste Ghleann na Finne.  In May 2010 work began on the construction of the new purpose-built new school to cater for 325 students. The new school opened to students in September 2011 and currently has an enrolment of 304 students. 

Finn Valley College is a small coeducational school  offering a wide range of programmes to cater for all students of all abilities.  We offer all programmes up to higher level LCVP.  Our school prides itself on the holistic child centered approach which puts our students at the heart of the education process.

The school meets the needs of the local community by offering the following range of programmes:

Programmes available

  • Junior Certificate (JC)
  • Leaving Certificate (LC)
  • Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)
  • Leaving Certificate Vocational (LCVP)
  • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS)
  • Post Leaving Cert (PLC)


Contact Details

Finn Valley College
Drumboe Lower
Co. Donegal 
F93 AE27

Tel: 074 9131684

Principal: Alan Thompson

Deputy Principal: Kathleen Boland

Administrator: Susan Doyle


As we come to the end of the 2019-2020 academic year for our schools & a number of our FET centres, our Chief Executive, @AnneMcHugh4, has a message for staff & students which you can read here:
- English:
- Irish:

The Calculated Grade Student Portal opens today at 9.00am (and closes on Thursday at 10.00pm). Students need to complete the registration process AND confirm their subject levels. Information can be found at

Our Restorative Practices (RP) project has recently concluded after involving 1,600+ young people & adults across Donegal in developing skills to support them resolve conflict (supported by #PeaceIV managed for @SEUPB by @donegalcouncil). Read more here:

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