ADHD Friendly School Programme

 The ADHD Friendly School Programme | September 2024 intake is closed now.

€300 in total for the Whole School to attend the training

This project aims to inform all professionals in education about ADHD by promoting understanding, knowledge, and practical strategies to support students in primary and second level education. Now into our fourth year of delivering the ADHD Friendly School programme to schools across the country, we are blending the expert training we currently deliver,providing specialised services through online platforms to individual schools to support their students with ADHD.

Each setting will receive the expertise of our Service Development Team who will work with a core member of staff. Each school will receive training and recommendations on how to support children with ADHD with general and specific accommodations, thereby improving ADHD awareness and acceptance, creating an ADHD friendly environment, and reducing challenging behaviour in the classroom.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participating schools will receive our graduation pack. This comprises certificates of attendance and completion, valuable resources, and promotional exposure on our website and social media platforms, highlighting their status as an ADHD-friendly school. Additionally, arrangements can be made for in-person graduation ceremonies upon request.

What is involved?

· Opportunity to attend an information session where you can learn more and discuss any specific needs for your school.

· Up to five staff to become ADHD champions and to participate in our ADHD intensive training with Colin Foley from The ADHD Foundation, UK.

· Whole School Staff training on ADHD, providing awareness, acceptance and reasonable adjustments in education. accommodations.

· Parent/Carer information session on ADHD.

· Access to a monthly online teacher/SNA support group.

· Provision of resources to support staff and students, along with promotion as an ADHD Friendly School

Benefits from participating

· This programme addresses the stigma and myths associated with ADHD.

· Each school will benefit from increased knowledge and understanding of ADHD through specialist training and the latest research.

· School staff will be able to recognise the characteristics of ADHD.

· School staff will have increased confidence on how to manage and support pupils with ADHD.

· All schools that successfully complete the training will have free access to ongoing further professional development, with access to online webinars delivered by experts on topics such as ODD and ADHD, Literacy and ADHD, ADHD and Girls, and ADHD and ASC.

The ADHD Friendly School Programme will run twice a year, a new term is starting September 2024.

The intake for September 2024 is closed now.

We will reopen registration for January 2025 in October 2024.


7th of May 2024 – ADHD Ireland

Greystones Educate Together NS, Dublin   (13th of June 2023)


Community National School |Citywest & Saggart, Co.Dublin   (18th of May 2023)

The High School | Rather, Co.Dublin   (April 2023)

Ballymakenny College |Drogheda, Co. Louth (10th of March 2023)


Patrician Secondary School | Newbridge, Co. Newbridge (22nd of February 2023)

Loreto College | Mullingar, Co. Westmeath ( 20th of February 2023)

Gorey Educate Together Secondary School | Gorey, Co. Wexford (17th of January 2023)

 Social Naomh Padraig – Primary School | Moylough, Co. Galway (11th of January 2023)

  • Scoil Iosagain | Aghada Ns, Co Cork ,Cork East County 
  • Greenmount National School | Green Street, Co. Cork
  • St Maries of the Isle | Bishop Street, Co. Cork
  • Colaiste Eamonn Ris | St Patrick’s Road, Ballyphehane, Cork

School representative who received the accreditation

Michael Foley (first from left – Scoil Iosagain)

Maureen Ahern (second from the left – Greenmount National School)

Michael Scully (third form the left – St Maries of the Isle)

Aaron Wolfe (firt from the right – Colaiste Eamonn Ris)

The photo was taken at ADHD Friendly School joined ceremony in Cork.

Grange Community College | Donameade, Dublin 13 (28th of November 2022)

Grange Community School

St. Francis Senior National Catholic School | Priorswood, Dublin 17 (28th of November 2022)


LOETB FET Centre | Banagher, Co. Offaly (15th of November 2022)


Mount Bruis School | Co. Tipperary (11th of October 2022)
Sacred Heart Secondary School | Drogheda, Co. Louth (30th of September 2022)
NIALL MÓR NATIONAL SCHOOL | Killbegs Co. Donegal (10th of June 2022)

Media Cover

Donegal Live IE

ST. PATRICK’S BNS | Hollypark, Co. Dublin ( 14th of June 2022)

O’CONNELL C.B.S. Primary School | Dublin ( 17th of May 2022)

Highlights of the ADHD Ireland Accreditation Programme Ceremony – read HERE

SCOIL BARRA NAOFA BHUACHAILLI | Beaumount, Co.Cork (1st of April 2022)

Highlights of the ADHD Ireland Accreditation Programme Ceremony – read HERE 

Media covers

Cork Independent

Irish Examiner

Echo Live IE

CROSS AND PASSION COLLEGE | Kilcullen, Co. Kildare (15th of March 2022)

Highlights of the ADHD Ireland Accreditation Programme Ceremony – read HERE

Media cover


Kilcullen Bridge

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