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The Headfort Summer Academy seeks to offer 9am-5pm (extended times available) wrap-around childcare for students from Junior Infants all the way up to the first few years of secondary school.

There will be a taste of Headfort’s normal activities, enabling children to have an enjoyable summer camp, whilst also laying the groundwork for their next academic year at school. Furthermore, they will be able to meet up with school friends and make some new ones along the way.


Some of the activities and lessons during the Summer Academy may include:

English & Maths



Horse Riding

Music & Drama

Art & Design

STEM & Computers



Summer Academy Dates

Monday 9th August 2021 – Friday 13th August 2021

Monday 16th August 2021 – Friday 20th August 2021

9am – 5pm (early 8am drop-off and late 6pm collection available)



Can I register for just one week?

Yes. On the registration form, there is an option to select one or both of the weeks during August.

Can I drop-off early / collect later?

Yes. On the registration form, there is an option for an early drop-off (after 8am), where cereal and toast will be on offer, and a late pick-up (until 6pm).

Is lunch provided?

No. We ask the students to bring a packed lunch each day, along with a water bottle and any snacks they would like. The Summer Academy will provide some snacks through the day but no substantial meal. Cereal and toast is on offer to those availing of an early drop-off.

Is the Summer Academy residential?

Unfortunately, this year, due to various regulations, we are unable to offer a boarding experience to Summer Academy students. In the future, we would love to be able to do so.

How will groups be separated?

Students will be assigned to class groups with students of a similar age. This will be their bubble in order to reduce close-contact with the other students. A house points system will be in place to unite students from across the Summer Academy.

Can I work for the Summer Academy?

We would be interested to hear from students looking to volunteer for work experience and from more qualified people, looking to develop their skills through co-ordinating different activities with different age groups. Send us an email and let us know who you are!


Contact Us


For further information, please email academy@headfortschool.com

Academy Assistant Jobs

If you are interested in working or volunteering at the Headfort Summer Academy, please email academy@headfortschool.com