Special School Patronage

Enable Ireland is the patron of schools in Sandymount and Bray, and works in partnership with the School of the Divine Child which is based on the Enable Ireland Cork campus. The Bishop of Cork and Ross is patron of the School of the Divine Child.

Statement of Ethos

Enable Ireland, as Patron of Sandymount and Marino Multi-Denominational Special Schools for Children with Physical Disabilities, affirms its belief in and commitment to:

  • the placement of the student at the centre of the educational process; 
  • enabling the student to live a full life;
  • assisting the student with his/her holistic development;
  • preparing the student for continuing and lifelong learning; 
  • empowering the student to realise his/her potential as an independent social being and self-fulfilled adult. 
Enable Ireland Sandymount School

Sandymount School is a Department of Education designated special school under the patronage of Enable Ireland. The School has a long tradition, and considerable expertise, in the care and education of children with complex needs. It offers specialized teaching and individual programs.

Enable Ireland Sandymount School
Sandymount Avenue
Dublin 4
Co. Dublin
D04 XH22

Marino Community Special School

Enable Ireland is patron of Marino School which is located on the Enable Ireland campus in Bray. Staff from Enable Ireland Children’s Services work collaboratively with school staff to provide holistic programmes for students with primary physical disability and their families. Marino Community Special School is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and addresses the educational needs of students in the low-incidence disability category of need. Students range in age from 3 to 18 years and have access to Primary and Post-Primary curricular programmes. Marino is a registered QQI and ECDL provider.

Marino Community Special School
Church Road
Co. Wicklow
A98 TW99

School of Divine Child

The School of the Divine Child, Lavanagh is under the patronage of the Bishop of Cork and Ross. It has a long association with Enable Ireland, Cork and has shared the campus in Lavanagh, Ballintemple since 1969. The Lavanagh School provides a primary and second level education for children with complex and multiple disabilities and is funded by the Department of Education and Skills. The curriculum is tailored to meet individual abilities and the School is involved in a number of community partnership projects including Music Generation (www.musicgenerationcorkcity.com) and Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. 

School of the Divine Child
Lavanagh Centre
Co. Cork
T12 NT26

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