The History of Our School

The original St. Anne’s Schools, built on the present site in 1960, received pupils from two smaller schools in the area; the three teacher co-ed school, located at St Anne’s Hall of Lower Rd Shankill (now demolished), and a smaller school located in Loughlinstown, just south of the Silver Tassie.

Archbishop McQuaid officially opened St Anne’s School in 1961. The pupils attending the two smaller schools were amalgamated in the new building, which comprised of two separate schools in the same campus, one for boys and one for girls. The new schools cost £20,000 to build.

With the increasing numbers of children in the area it became apparent the accommodation was inadequate and by 1970 there were as many prefabricated classrooms as solid rooms on site.

In 1985, St Anne’s received sanction to expand, resulting in the building of 16 spacious classrooms, ample administration facilities, staff room, general purpose hall etc. surrounded by landscaped play areas, lawns and flower beds.

The school was further developed in 2005 with the addition of three classrooms, a library and a new staff room. The upper car park was also created for parents’ use.  In 2016, a new soft play area was opened in the centre courtyard of the school to be used on a rotating basis from junior infants to first class.

The school has a great location as it is on the southern end of the Shanganagh moraine. We enjoy panoramic views south and west of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains.

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