Heywood Community School was founded in 1990 and is located 20km form Portlaoise. Throughout the 26 years of its existence, it provided valuable technical education to the local Community. The sports department enter teams in various sports without specialising in any particular discipline. In this way, students have the opportunity to represent their school in different games during their years at Heywood. An average of twenty teams is entered each year, catering for all age groups.