Meath School

Meath School

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Admissions to Residential

Our Residential Centre provides a safe and nurturing environment for pupils to develop independence, social and self-care skills.

Before any pupil is accepted for residential care we meet with parents/carers to discuss their child’s personal development plan and ensure our offering is best suited for their needs. If residential care is agreed, we will devise an individualised ‘Settling in Care’ plan for the child. Our Head of Residential Care is on hand to answer any questions you might have, but we have included some frequently asked questions below:


Is Meath residential care right for my child?

Residential care is open to all registered Meath pupils, however, our initial discussion with parents will ensure that their child is an appropriate match for residential care and can benefit from what we offer.


Can I access residential care on an ad-hoc basis?

Unfortunately not. In order to maintain our outstanding level of service and ensure appropriate safeguarding, we are unable to offer this. Additionally, we believe children benefit most from residential care on a regular, set basis. However, children can stay in residential care on a flexible basis, from one to four days a week.


How is residential care funded?

As with Meath School, the residential centre is non-maintained, which means it receives no government funding. The cost of residential care can be funded in a number of ways: by local authorities, social services, donations or by parents. We can accept childcare vouchers as payment.


How can my child take part in the residential summer camp?

We run a residential summer camp in the first week of the school summer holidays. Places are limited by the capacity of our centre, so please enquire as early as possible.


“The care that children receive is exceptional. The adults in the school and residential setting work closely with each other to support the children with their individual needs to enhance the progression of the children.” (Ofsted report, 2018)