Admissions to Residential
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.