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Oatlands Primary School is a mixed Catholic school, from Junior Infants to 6th class, and is under the trusteeship of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST).


Oatlands was originally a Christian Brother’s school in the early 1950’s. In 1952 the Brothers sought funding from the Department of Education and in 1954 Oatlands Primary as it is now known was opened. The school initially catered for young boys from 2nd to 6th class. It was in 1995 that we saw the arrival of the first two classes of Junior Infant boys.


The school continued to grow and prosper and in 2004 Oatlands Primary proudly became a co-educational school.

Edmund Rice Schools Trust



Promoting full personal and social development in caring Christian communities of learning and teaching.



To provide Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition.

The Edmund Rice Schools Trust has responsibility for 96 schools, secondary and primary, in the Republic of Ireland. Our schools are dedicated to delivering high standards of excellence in teaching and learning.

Edmund Rice schools cater for young people from a diverse range of backgrounds and have been quick to respond to the emerging needs of students and communities.

Inspired by the five key elements of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust Charter, our schools are responding to a changing world and supporting the leaders of the future to work in partnership, care for the environment, look after themselves and others equally and be inspirational citizens.


 The five key elements of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust Charter are

  • Nurturing faith, Christian spirituality and Gospel-based values;

  • Promoting partnership;

  • Excelling in teaching and learning;

  • Creating a caring school community;

  • Inspiring transformational leadership.


The main object of the Company is to ensure and foster the advancement of education and to further the aims and purposes of Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition in colleges, schools and other educational projects in Ireland owned or operated by the Company in accordance with the religious and education philosophy of the Company as stated in the Edmund Rice School Trust Charter.

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