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    Please note that membership of IPPN is an appropriate expense payable by your Board of Management DES Circular 14/02 

As the demands on school leaders increase, IPPN continues to provide school leaders with essential services, which are constantly adapted to meet changing needs. Based on your feedback through regular surveys and consultation with County Networks, IPPN is unique in its capacity to reflect the day-to-day reality of schools to national decision-makers.

IPPN has provided enhanced professional development including county-based seminars, annual conferences for principals and for deputy principals, professional briefing days, blended summer schools and online courses, and a suite of supports designed for new principals including Ciall Ceannaithe and ‘Headstart’ training and mentoring, and dedicated support. We have also developed capacity in relation to advocacy and research, with dedicated staff to undertake research into key aspects of leadership as well as the preparation of position papers and submissions to influence education policy at national level.

As the professional body for school leaders, IPPN relies on the support and commitment of members like you in order to be able to continue to provide supports and services and to represent you as a school leader.


Membership Fee:

  • Administrative Principal & Deputy Principal - €290
  • Teaching Principal & Deputy Principal - €250

In two-teacher schools, the second teacher is entitled to membership under the DP role

Full Membership for serving Principals & Deputies

Note that the Department of Education stipulated in Circular 14/02 that it considers the fee for membership of IPPN to be a valid Board of Management expense.

If needed, download this Membership Letter for your Chairperson.


Membership Renewal Options

  • Online Payment - Renew your membership using the payment link below. Once payment has been completed, download and print the form below, amend where necessary, return to the IPPN Support Office, Glounthaune, Co Cork by post.
  • Direct Debit - If you choose to renew your membership by Direct Debit, please complete the mandate on the membership form.
  • Cheque & Application - Cheques should be made payable to 'IPPN' and sent to: Membership, IPPN Support Office, Glounthaune, Co Cork.

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