Wilson's Hospital School

Mission Statement, Ethos and Heritage

"Faithful to the Last Will and Testament of Andrew Wilson, made in 1724, Wilson’s Hospital School maintains a distinctive Church of Ireland ethos, fostering Christian practice and teaching, promoting dignity and respect for the individual and constantly committed to the provision of a caring family atmosphere in which education can flourish."

The Spiritual development of our students is pivotal in our ethos. Daily assembly features an act of worship with Bible reading and prayer. All boarders attend Chapel Services on Sunday night and all classes are taught Religions Education. Students participate in many services throughout the year such as Harvest Thanksgiving, Christmas Carol Service and Confirmation. We are proud of our Church of Ireland heritage. Students of all faiths are welcome, providing there is an acceptance of our ethos.

Wilson's Hospital School opened in 1761 as a school for young Protestant boys and a hospital for old men, hence the name.

In 1969, Preston School from Navan amalgamated with Wilson's. Preston's pupils included girls so from then on co-education was introduced in Wilson's Hospital School. The link with the Preston School was given permanent expression in 1993 when the new teaching block was named the Preston Building. In 2011 Wilson's Hospital School celebrated its 250th anniversary.


Sep 30
School Closed
Oct 07
Prize Day
Oct 13
Careers Night
Oct 31
Mid Term Break
Wilson's Hospital School
Heathland, Co. Westmeath, N91 AX97, Ireland
044 937 1115
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