Welcome from the Director of Boarding

Sending a child to a boarding school is a huge decision for any parent and their child. We at Glenstal are fully aware of the emotions involved in making the decision to study and live away from home. The team works hard to ensure that all the boys in our care are made to feel welcome in an environment that is happy, secure and safe. It is after all a home away from home.

Glenstal Abbey School is part of a living Christian community where everyone is valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of their human and intellectual potential. We place a very high value on living in a close-knit community as it provides a valuable opportunity to learn how to live amongst an extended peer group, and allows our staff to reinforce the many lessons of both school and life. We support each other through triumphs and challenges.  The boys arrive as strangers and quickly grow into friends.  And we keep those bonds of friendship alive long after they leave.