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Enrolment of 6th Class Pupils in Post-Primary School for September, 2024

Enrolment of 6th Class Pupils in Post-Primary School for September, 2024

Dear parents,

I am writing to you in relation to our 6th class pupils who will enroll in post-primary school in September, 2024.

There have been significant changes to how post-primary schools offer school places. These schools have a very short window for applications, and parents are urged to be proactive in making sure they apply for school places on time.

The board of management is anxious to ensure that parents are made aware of the options open to them for enrolling their children in post-primary. You are asked to read this notice carefully.

Post-primary schools in the area

In our catchment area, there are three post-primary schools in operation:

Coláiste Pobail Setanta, Phibblestown

Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School

and

Ériu Community College, Hansfield

Enrolment for places opens this week

From today, each school will begin accepting applications from our current 6th class pupils for enrolment in their schools for the 2024/25 school-year.

It is very important that parents make themselves fully aware of the enrolment process for each school. These conditions are set out in each school’s enrolment policy, with further information on the schools’ websites.

As part of the application process, you will need to include the Roll Number of our school, which is 20137P.

Enrolment Information in relation to Each School

The enrolment procedures for the 2024/25 academic year for each school are as follows:

Coláiste Pobail Setanta, Phibblestown

  1. Enrolment opens on the 2nd of October 2023.

  2. Further details available on https://cpsetanta.ie/page/Admissions/83837/Index.html

  3. The closing date for applications is the 20th October, 2023.

Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School

  1. Enrolment opens on the 2nd October 2023.

  2. Further details available on https://hansfieldsecondary.ie/Page/Admissions-202425/39965/Index.html

  3. The closing date for application is the 23rd October, 2023.

Ériu Community College, Hansfield

  1. Enrolment opens on the 2nd October, 2023.

  2. Further details available on http://eriucc.ie/apply-now/

  3. The closing date for application is the 23rd October, 2023.

Completion of an enrolment form alone does not guarantee your child a place in their school of choice

Parents are reminded that completion of an enrolment form does not guarantee your child a place in a school. If schools are over-subscribed, they will not be able to offer places to everyone who has applied.

If there are more pupils applying for a place in the school than the school has available, the school will offer places to students in accordance with the provisions of that school’s enrolment policy.

The enrolment policy sets out the criteria by which places will be offered in the event of the school being over-subscribed. Parents are strongly advised to read the enrolment policy for their school of choice in order to be clear of how school places are offered by that school.

Offers of school places for September 2024 will made in accordance with the individual school enrolment policy.

N.B. Parents should consider what alternatives are open to them, if their child does not get a place in their preferred school.

Make sure that you are well informed when making the important decision on which school to pick for your child

Choosing a post-primary school for your child is a very important step. As schools differ in how they allocate places, parents are strongly advised to read their enrolment policies carefully so that they can make an informed decision.

MAKE SURE TO ACCEPT YOUR PLACE IF OFFERED!

And finally….if you are offered a place, it is essential you accept the place by the closing date on your letter of offer. Unfortunately, many students have failed to return their acceptance form on time and have lost out on a place as a result. Make sure to read your letter of offer carefully to ensure that it is returned on time.

If you require any further information or assistance, please let me know.

Regards,

Enda McGorman,

Principal

Mary, Mother of Hope Senior National School

2nd October, 2023


 


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