New circular: Changes to school admission processes

The Department of Education and Skills this afternoon has published Circular 0007/2020 in relation to changes to school admissions processes.

These new arrangements will apply to admissions for the 2021/2022 school year and thereafter. Enrolments for the 2020/2021 school year should proceed as normal.

Accompanying this Circular is an FAQ and template document. Templates for an Admission Policy and Annual Admission Notice for schools are available.

The purpose of the FAQ is to provide guidance to patrons, schools and parents on the revised arrangements required by the Education (Admission to Schools) Act (2018) for school admissions.

The FAQ covers the steps that should be followed from preparation of the revised draft policy to the point of an offer of a place being made and accepted.

It also contains other general information relating to school admissions.