Ratoath College is a co-educational, multi-denominational Deed of Trust Community College founded in 2005 to cater for the educational needs of the parishes of Ratoath and Curraha under the joint trusteeship of the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Meath, Thomas Deenihan.
The school endeavours to provide an education for all its students, one which aims to develop all aspects of the individual – aesthetic, creative, inquisitive, cultural, emotional, intellectual, moral, physical, political, religious, social and spiritual development, for personal and family life, for working-life, for living in the community and for leisure.
The Board of Management of Ratoath College together with LMETB manages the school.
In September 2018 the school will have a population of approximately 1060 students, a staff of approximately 85, comprising 75 teachers, 9 SNAs, a secretary, a caretaker and 2 ancillary staff members. Due to its size the school has three Deputy Principals.
The school is located in a state of the art building in Jamestown having moved there from its temporary home in Fairyhouse Racecourse in August 2007. To facilitate our growing population the Department of Education and Skills sanctioned an extension to our building. Work on the extension is ongoing but do to unforeseen circumstances significant delays have occurred.
The school aims to provide the best possible education service to all the students entrusted to our care. Working together, the Board, parents, staff and students, aim to continue to provide the excellent service that has been established and to improve the overall quality, so that our students benefit from the support and expertise available to them.