Ardmore offers behaviour support to help pupils with behavioural difficulties in Mainstream Schools.  Ardmore House Special School is a Controlled School based in Downpatrick dealing with Key Stage 3 Pupils who are presenting with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in the Mainstream setting.

Ardmore’s motto is “Help, Care, Support,” and this reflects the ethos of the school as we help the young person’s address important difficulties at this very important stage of life.  Our primary role as an Outreach Support Service is to support the pupil’s inclusion in their Mainstream School.  Through Outreach Support we can provide support for individual pupils, small groups of pupils and full class support.  We offer support and advice for staff – Teachers and Classroom Assistants.

As a school and Outreach Support Service we aim to tailor our provisions to best meet the required needs of schools and of individual pupils who have or are presenting with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.

Mainstream school


Outreach Support request. Form to be completed and signed.



Ardmore House Special School placement request.



Admission meeting.


Ardmore Pupil Admission Process - Flowchart explaining the process when a Mainstream School requests a place of one of their pupils to attend Ardmore House Special School and the forms needed.