Welcome to St Oliver Plunkett NS, a dedicated learning institution designed specifically for children reading difficulties, including dyslexia. The school was established in 1975 and is one of four special reading schools in the Irish Republic. St Oliver Plunkett NS is a Catholic school under the patronage of the Archbishop of Dublin but we welcome children of all religions and none.

We believe that every child deserves an education that caters to their unique learning needs, and our school is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where dyslexic students can thrive. We understand that dyslexia is not a barrier to success, but merely a different way of processing information. Our passionate and experienced team of educators, therapists, and support staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills to create individualised learning plans that address the specific challenges and strengths of each student.

Our primary goal is to empower our students with dyslexia, nurturing their strengths and helping them overcome any difficulties they may encounter along their educational journey. We adopt a holistic approach that focuses on not just academic excellence but also emotional well-being, social skills development, and self-confidence building.

In our classrooms, you will find innovative teaching methods and assistive technologies tailored to support dyslexic learners.  We provide a multi-sensory learning environment that engages students through visual aids, auditory cues, and hands-on activities. Our dedicated staff ensures that each lesson is structured, explicit, and personalised to optimise learning outcomes.

Beyond academics, we believe in fostering a strong sense of belonging and community. Our school promotes an inclusive culture where students feel accepted, supported, and celebrated for their unique talents. We encourage collaboration, teamwork, and peer-to-peer support, creating an environment where students can grow, learn from one another, and build lifelong friendships.

We actively involve parents and guardians in the education process, recognising the essential role they play in their child’s development. We strive to maintain open and transparent communication, providing regular updates, progress reports, and opportunities for parent-teacher collaboration. Together, we can work as a team to ensure the success of every student.