About Our School

Carlanstown NS is a mixed primary school situated in the centre of Carlanstown village, near Kells in Co. Meath. At present we have 160 students enrolled in our school. We have a teaching staff of 10 including our special education teachers.We have three Special Needs Assistants (SNA) supporting our mainstream classrooms and four SNAs in our Early Intervention Classes. Our principal Sarah Curran is an administrative principal and our Deputy Principal is Colleen Garvey. Our facilities include eight classrooms, a special education rooms, sensory room, P.E. hall, basketball court & football pitch.

In September 2021 we welcomed our 6th mainstream teacher as our enrolment numbers have grown steadily for the last number of years. In September 2022, we embarked on our biggest development when we opened two Early Intervention ASD classes known as Little Stars.

In February 2022 we received the fantastic news that we were granted an extension by the Department of Education. Our extension will comprise of two Early Intervention rooms, a SEN base and all associated works and three classrooms to replace the prefabs that are currently on site. We are currently in the process of appointing a Design Team and hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to get moving on this very exciting project!

In our school, we see learning as a partnership, based on mutual respect and a belief that we all need to treat each other as we would wish to be treated ourselves. Care is taken to ensure that the well-being & happiness of each pupil in the school is provided for and their emotional resilience is scaffolded as they move through the school. We are very fortunate to have an extremely supportive parent body & wider community who are with us each step of the way as we build a brighter future for all our pupils.