School Bank

We think the best way to learn about banking is by working in a bank. So, we set up The Bank of Ireland School Bank to offer students some basic financial education.

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Benefits of Opening a School Bank


It gives students the chance to work in the School Bank across a number of roles from Bank Manager to Digital Manager, learning about banking and how to work as an effective team.

A team of five senior cycle students in each school will be involved in setting up and managing the day-to-day operations of the School Bank from Marketing to data protection.

And it’s not just the School Bank team who benefit, as all students can open a genuine bank account by visiting the onsite School Bank. There are incentives available for the school.


Services available from your School Bank

The School Bank will be open for a half an hour Monday – Friday, for a week, at times agreed between the school and the appointed School Bank Manager.

Teachers are not required to help run the School Bank – only the School Bank team and the Bank of Ireland Youth Coordinator are needed. During School Bank opening hours, students will be able to visit the ‘branch’ and:

  • Open a current account*
  • Open a savings account **

*All Bank of Ireland account holders will receive a debit card. This account is only available to students aged 14+

**Savings account can only be opened by students with a current account

Supported by your local branch

The School Bank team will be supported by a dedicated Bank of Ireland Youth Coordinator to ensure the smooth operation of the School Bank, and to support the team with any questions and queries they may have.

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