The school opened in 1995 and is part of Care Today, which was founded by Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick and Ellen Fitzpatrick. The Roaches School believes in equality of opportunity for every child. and encourages children to flourish in their ideals and ambitions, offering an environment that promotes freedom of expression.
The Roaches Therapeutic Community has evolved from an ambition to ensure that young people from all sectors of education are offered the best possible chance to engage fully with schooling. A model for the best ambitions of education, care and therapy has developed into the national philosophy of The Roaches Therapeutic Network.
The Network prides itself on offering high quality teachers, therapists and residential care professionals to address the needs of complex children in a family oriented environment.