Aims and Rationale

This policy aims to provide a fair, equitable and transparent process for all applicants in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Department of Education and Skills and the school’s enrolment policy.

It is necessary to have an enrolment policy in order to maintain and promote the ethos of St Fintan’s N.S. It also provides prospective applicants with a clear understanding of the procedure and requirements for acceptance to the school.

Applications for Enrolment

Parents seeking to enrol their child(ren) in St. Fintan’s NS must obtain an Application Form (available from the school office) between 15th September and the end of January, prior to the September of admission.

The Board is bound by the Department of Education and Skills Rules for National Schools which states that pupils may only be enrolled from the age of four years and upwards, though compulsory attendance does not apply until the age of six years.

Applications will not be deemed complete until all relevant documentation has been submitted with the Application Form.

  • Original Birth or Adoption Certificate (where appropriate)
  • Original Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of address by providing two original household utility bills

Application forms must be returned to the school on or before 2.30p.m.

on 31st January 2018.