Rathpeacon National School was originally built in 1943 on a site next to where the new school building now stands. Children from the locality enjoyed many happy years of education in that school building and some of these fond memories are recorded in a local history book entitled ‘As I Grew Up’.
Construction of the current school building began in 2002 and was completed in 2003. The big move took place on the 1st of October 2003 and there was great excitement in the local area. The modern school building initially consisted of 7 mainstream classrooms, learning support/resource rooms, a large sports hall, a sensory room and a large yard to cater for all of our pupils.
As pupil numbers increased, a new two storey, 4 classroom extension was built during the 2012/2013 school year. Classes moved in to this new building in September 2013. Further increases in the student population led to a third building with 3 classrooms and 2 S.E.N. rooms! The old saying ‘Mighty oaks from little acorns grow’ has certainly proven true in our case!