The award-winning School Life (formerly In Loco Parentis) is returning to the place where it all began!

School Life, which goes behind the scenes of Headfort School,  Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school children, will be screened at the school where it was made, during the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival. (4-7 August) at Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath.

This is a unique opportunity to visit or return to the magnificent surroundings of Headfort Estate where the school is located and the film festival takes place, and see the film in the Adam Room eating parlour, where some of the film’s most memorable scenes occur.  Since its international premiere last November, School Life has been touring the top documentary film festivals in the world,  picking up rave reviews, new fans & three prestigious awards along the way. It will go on theatrical release in America in September.

Made by Guth Gafa festival directors, Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane, School Life follows a year in the life of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, Amanda & John Leyden who have been shaping thousands of young minds for almost half a century.

The film will be screened on Saturday 5 August at 8pm in the Adam Room, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and on Sunday 6 August at 11.15 am in the Road House Cinema at Headfort House.

For booking and full programme details see