About Us

St. Oliver’s School is a Special School in Tuam, Co. Galway.

We provide education for pupils aged 4 to 18 whose primary assessed disability is a severe to profound general learning disability. We also cater for children with moderate multiple diagnosis, moderate general learning disability and an additional diagnosis e.g. Autism or Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. We also have an Early Intervention class for children from 2 ½ to 6 years old with a diagnosis of Autism.

As a Department of Education School, We offer the children a full educational curriculum delivered by Teachers and supported by Special Needs Assistants.

St. Oliver’s School operates under the patronage of Ability West. Ability West provides us with the additional support of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who assist the children to access their curriculum and with all other aspects of their development. Ability West also employ a full-time nurse to be on-site in the school to assist with the children’s medical needs.

At St. Oliver’s Special School, staff are trained in and implement a variety of approaches to assist the children in their development, These include, PECS, TEACCH and Lámh. We also offer door to door escorted transport provided by Bús Éireann and hot meals are provided daily.