St. Ita's School has been part of the educational landscape in Drogheda for over 50 years. The school has grown to a population of 137 boys and girls. The Catholic ethos of the school allows for the development of our students both educationally and pastorally.St. Ita’s is a co-ed school for children aged 5-18 years who have a mild general learning need. Referrals are made to the school through N.E.P.S., the school psychology service, or the Early Intervention team from the H.S.E. The school is purpose built and currently has thirteen classes.Our School HistorySt. Ita’s school was founded in 1963. At this time the school was catering for children primarily in the local area of Drogheda.Refurbishments took place to the internal building structure that enabled adequate room for the growing school population. These works concentrated on new electrical, heating and roofing upgrades.In 2009 a new woodwork/art room was built on the site to cater for the increased needs of the pupils who are taking part in QQI and Junior Certificate exams and coursework.An additional two classrooms were built in 2013 to cater for QQI expansion and the school now offers numerous Level 1, 2 and 3 modules.In 2016 the school further developed a second campus, “Shamrock Lodge”. Three additional classrooms to cater for the new L2LP classes were built. This allows for 36 pupils to study at Level 2 on a curriculum specifically designed for children with learning difficultiesThe Structure of St. Ita’sJunior School (P1-5)Our Junior School is made up of 5 classes. All follow the framework laid out by the NCCA national curriculum. All classes take part in cookery, hip hop, swimming, drama and gardening.Middle School (MS1-4)The middle school comprises of 4 classes. They are following the new Junior Cycle Programme (L2LP) and participate in many different activities such as running their own mini company and organising a school event. As our school is growing we now have a split site and three MS classes have taken up residence in our new purpose-built modular building, Shamrock Lodge.Senior School (LL1-LL3A/B)Students in the senior end of the school are now completing the QQI qualification. Students have successfully passed in subjects such as numeracy, literacy, personal safety and personal care. This year many new additional level 2 QQI modules have been added and students have been enjoying modules such as photography and childcare.Our School CrestOur new crest was designed by our students. It represents four images that are important to our school; friendship, our local community, technology and the arts.