Welcome to St. Edan’s National School
We are a small school with a junior classroom (Junior Infants to 2nd class) and a senior classroom (3rd to 6th class). Our school is also a base post for one SEN teacher. This position is shared with a local school. Our Junior Room teacher is Mrs. Miriam Kehoe and the Senior Room teacher is Ms. Victoria Earle. The Special Education Teacher and Principal is Ms. Sarah Byrne.
We pride ourselves on creating a child-centered learning environment where each child is valued and cared for. Each child is encouraged to grow and develop in a happy, safe and loving environment. As we are a small school, each child gets a unique experience and becomes part of the school family where they develop academically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.
We offer a holistic learning experience where parents are encouraged to be part of the children’s learning experience and to enjoy the journey together.
We have strong links with the community and St. Edan’s Cathedral. We are under the patronage of the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory and our Bishop, Michael Burrows, plays an active role in the local Church of Ireland primary schools.
We take part in GAA, Sing Out Loud concerts, soccer blitzes and for the first time, the Primary Science Award of Excellence. Each child is encouraged to take part in something that they enjoy, and their passions are nurtured and supported.
We hope you enjoy looking at our website. Please feel free to contact us should you require further information.
Ms. Sarah Byrne
St Edan's N.S. is situated just outside the historic village of Ferns in County Wexford. It is located 20 minutes south of Gorey and 30 minutes north of Wexford town.
Ferns is well known for its castle, an Anglo-Norman fortress dating back to the middle of the 13th century and built by William Earl Marshall.
The town also contains the 13th century St. Edan's Cathedral to which the school is actively connected. It is said to be one of the smallest cathedrals in Europe.