History of iScoil

In 2006, the Presentation Sisters were aware that some young people were disengaging from mainstream school and had no access to an education. With a philosophy of caring for the marginalised, set out by their founder Nano Nagle, the Presentation Sisters wanted to design an educational provision for these young people.

Nano Nagle had established a number of schools in Ireland in the 1750’s, when it was against the law for Catholics to do so. This pioneering vision and care for all children is at the core of iScoil’s foundation.

Starting as Notschool in 2007, iScoil was named in 2009, and in 2012 became a registered charity. The learning model, which has continued to grow and develop each year, uses the advances in digital technology to personalise and support students achieve accreditation and to progress to further education.