Vision, Mission, Values

The Irish Primary Principals' Network (IPPN) is an independent, professional body of school leaders established in 2000. We have a membership of almost 6,000 principals and deputy principals representing over 90% of all primary schools. 


'Every Principal empowered to be an exemplary leader of learning – every teacher inspired to lead every child’s learning'


Supporting & Representing School Leaders - Tacaíocht, Misneach & Spreagadh


Respect, Trust & Professionalism


Supports & Services

  • To provide all school leaders with a continuum of high quality personal and professional development, support, advice and guidance in order to maximise the learning outcomes of every child
  • To promote collegiality, dialogue, debate and the sharing of best practice throughout the network of school leaders.

Advocacy & Representation

  • To provide leadership to school leaders
  • To lead national change in primary education
  • To be the trusted voice for children and their learning.


  • To be financially independent and secure the financial, human and infrastructural resources to sustain our supports and services
  • To achieve sustainable income through a range of diverse funding streams.

 IPPN Profile 

IPPN Annual Reports


The Irish Primary Principals' Network, trading as IPPN CLG, is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Cork, Ireland with a registered company number 410096 and a registered address at Glounthaune, Co. Cork. IPPN CLG is a registered charity with CHY number 17221.


IPPN Sponsors