Preparing the Admission Policy

The following checklist is designed as an aid to preparing the admission policy. It should be read in conjunction with the Template Admission Policy (see below) provided by the DE to ensure the policy meets all of the requirements of the legislation.

Preparing the Admission Policy – Checklist

In addition to preparing the admission policy as per the checklist, in November 2022, the DE published Circular 0075/2022 which required schools to insert further text into their admission statements which is part of their admission policy.

The two specific pieces of text which is required to be included in the admission statements is as follows:

(Insert name of School) will cooperate with the National Council for Special Education in the performance by the Council of its functions under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 relating to the provision of education to children with special educational needs, including in particular by the provision and operation of a special class or classes when requested to do so by the Council.


(Insert name of School) will comply with any direction served on the patron or the board, as the case may be, under section 37A and any direction served on the board under section 67(4B) of the Education Act.

Page updated July 2023

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