Larne Special Care School first opened its doors to a very special group of six pupils on 3rd February 1964.

The pupil’s classroom was in a church hall in Larne Methodist Church.  Within a short space of time numbers increased and the parents secured the use of a disused Elementary School in Exchange Road.  These premises were a school by day and a Boys’ Club by night!

As the school continued to expand the need for a proper school became essential and a new school was built on The Roddens in 1968.

The school catered for both children and adults with Severe Learning Difficulties.  In May 1986 the children below nineteen years of age became the responsibility of The Department of Education and the adults over nineteen moved to an Adult Centre.

We were asked to re-name our school and from there on it was known as Roddensvale School.