Our School

Following the directive from the Department of Education due to the ongoing COVID 19 crisis , Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism will remain closed until the 29th March 2020.

All parents have been contacted and the school and staff will remain in contact with families.  If you have any concerns please contact the school mobile on                 089 467 2247 or principal@droghedaabacas.com or niamh@droghedaabacas.com.  

We will keep parents informed of any updates.    Please take care and follow all  HSE advice.




The Board of Management of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism are delighted to announce that we have recently moved to our new premises in Congress Avenue, Drogheda.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the school to provide better facilities to the current pupils as well as providing future opportunities for the school such as expansion, preschool class and extracurricular activities.  There are currently 30 students attending the school.

The pupils, staff and parents are very excited at this next phase in the development of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism.

 Drogheda ABACAS Special School for Children with Autism was set up by a group of parents in 2003 to provide appropriate education for their children with autism through Applied Behaviour Analysis. ABACAS gained recognition as a Special School for Children with Autism from the Department of Education in 2010.  Drogheda ABACAS School uses a variety of evidence based interventions including ABA.   All children have a very comprehensive Individualised Education Plan which encompasses the National Curriculum as well as individual behavioural, communication and independence goals.

The school has permanent recognition from September 2015 and secondary top status.

Autism Ireland is the Patron of Drogheda ABACAS. Our ethos is based on the following principles:


School Policies

School Enrolment Policy

Preschool Class Enrolment Policy

Code of Behaviour Policy

Child Protection Policy

Health and Safety Policy

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School Calendar 2019/2020

For a copy of the current school calendar please click here


Expression of Interest

If you would like to express your interest in your child attending Drogheda ABACAS School please contact the School Office on 041 9803366 or email enrolment@droghedaabacas.com

Drogheda ABACAS Special School will not be opening enrolment for the 2020/2021 school year.  Currently the school is full and we do not have places to offer for September 2020.

Should this position change at any time during the school year a notice will be placed on our school website notifying same.



Board of Management

Parent  Rep - Sonia Callaghan - Health and Safety Rep
Parent Rep - Mark Curran
Patron Rep - Jacinta Walsh - Treasurer
Patron Rep - Brendan Bradley
Teacher Rep - Michelle McHugh - Principal - Secretary
Teacher Rep - Niamh Byrne
Community Rep - Tomas O'Hoistin
Community Rep - Rose Sullivan - Chairperson


Current Staff Vacancies

If you are interested in working at Drogheda ABACAS as either a Teacher or SNA or available for substitute work please email your CV to info@droghedaabacas.com

School Contact Details

Michelle McHugh - Principal
Drogheda ABACAS School
Congress Avenue
Co Louth

T/F 041 9803366

E: info@droghedaabacas.com