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


Appeal applications open at 5pm on Fri 16th August & close at 5pm Thurd 22nd August. There is a fee of €40 for each LCVP subject. The fee for LCA subjects is €15.50. The appeal fee is payable in advance but is refunded if the appeal is successful.
Best of luck everyone 🤞

Appealing a Grade
In order to appeal a grade, candidates must submit an application through the Candidate Self-Service Portal. Students need their exam number and pin to access the appeals applications form.

The viewing session for other subjects will be in Finn Valley College on Tuesday 20th August from 5pm - 8pm, candidates wishing to view their scripts must be available at these times.

This year, applications to view LC exam scripts open at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday the 14th of August, and they close at 5pm on Friday the 16th August.

Biology, Maths and LCVP Link Modules (Written Exam) can this year be viewed online through the Candidate Self-Service Portal.

Important Information for Finn Valley College students on Viewing Leaving Cert Scripts:

You must apply to view your script using the Candidate Self-Service Portal. You can access this portal by clicking on the link.

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