General Information | Eolas Ginearálta
|Principal||Mrs S. Prenter|
|Chair of Governors||Mr C. Bowd|
Our Lady and St Patrick Primary School, Bunscoil Mhuire agus Phádraig, is a Catholic Maintained School founded in 2011 as a result of the amalgamation of St Patrick’s Primary School and Convent of Mercy Primary School.
The mainstream of the school is Co-educational and caters for girls and boys. There is an Irish Unit within the school, which educates pupils through the medium of Irish. This unit is also co-educational.
The enrolment number for the year 2022/2023 is 409.
Learning Support Centre 1 & 2
Our newly opened and state-of-the-art Learning Support Centres provide support for children in Foundation/Key Stage 1 (P1 - P4) and Key Stage 2 (P5 - P7).
The LSC caters for children who have a statement of Special Educational Needs, with a wide range of needs including moderate to severe learning difficulty, Social, Behavioural & Emotional Wellbeing difficulties or Speech & Communication difficulties. In some cases, these needs could be accompanied by a medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The pupil/teacher ratio is set at a maximum of 2 adults to 7 pupils in LSC 1 and 2 adults to 12 pupils in LSC 2, allowing for plenty of opportunities for the children to develop to their full potential.
In the LSC, the children are taught by specialised teachers who differentiate the work to their individual needs. Staff receive high levels of training which is continuously updated to ensure the highest standards for all our pupils.
As we encourage an ethos of acceptance and inclusivity, the children integrate with their peers in mainstream classes for many subjects, including Play based Learning, Religion and Physical Education. In addition to joining their mainstream peers during break and lunch playtimes, children from mainstream classes also reverse integrate with the children in the Learning Support Centre.
An additional feature of our LSCs is a sensory break-out room attached to the classroom, which enriches the provision for the children.
The LSCs provide maximum support, communication and development for both pupils and parents.
ACCOMMODATION AND RESOURCES | Suíomh agus Áiseanna
Our school is a single storey building. It has 16 classrooms, 4 mobile classrooms, gym, ICT suite, offices, staff-room and storage areas. The Canteen is a separate building situated at the school gate. Outdoors we have separate all weather play areas for P1 & P2, R1-R4, P3, P4 – P7, R5 - R7 and a grass play area at the rear of the school.
Inspection Report | Tuairisc chigireachta
Our School was inspected by the Education and Training Inspectorate on 18th January – the day on which the majority of the teaching staff were on strike due to Union Action. As a result of this, no teaching was observed and no children’s work was examined. The report of this "Inspection” is now available on the Education and Training Inspectorate website;