Athea National School


Athea National School is a Catholic Primary School which strives to provide the children of our community with a caring, happy and secure learning environment, a school where each individual is valued, encouraged and respected for their uniqueness and facilitated to reach their full potential.

We are very proud of our high academic standards to which we have always aspired. Our children are given opportunities to experience all aspects of a broad and balanced school curriculum. Our students have been very successful in numerous National competitions such as Discovery Primary Science and Maths, BT Young Scientist Competition, The Junior Entrepreneur Programme, Doodle4Google and Green Flag to mention just a few. We are also very proud of the fact that some of our past pupils are  now entering the teaching profession and are returning to our school for their work experience.

Athea National School has seen considerable change in recent years. With a staff of 12 teachers and 8 Special Needs Assistants, it has become one of the largest schools in West Limerick. Athea School is also the only school to have  two special classes for children with Autism, an Early Intervention Class and a Preschool. We are very proud  to be able to provide  such a service.

The current school population is 147 pupils.

School Ethos

Our School Aims to Provide a Happy, Secure, Friendly, Learning Environment.

Where Children, Parents, Teachers, Ancillary Staff,  and Board of Management work in partnership.

Where each individual is Valued, Encouraged and Respected for his/her Uniqueness and facilitated to reach his/her full Potential in a Positive and Supportive atmosphere.