Urgent: Applications for Secondary School Places Open Now!


Enrolment of 6th Class Pupils in Post-Primary School for September, 2022




Dear parents,

I am writing to you in relation to our 6th class pupils who will enroll in post-primary school in September, 2022.


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, (based in temporary accommodation in Luttrellstown)




Enrolment for places opens next week


This week, each school will begin accepting applications from our current 6th class pupils for enrolment in their schools for the 2022/23 school-year.


It is very important that parents make themselves fully aware of the admissions process for each school.


As part of the admissions process, each school publishes a document called the Annual Admission Notice. This sets out in complete clarity:

- The total number of First year places on offer in the new school-year

- The date from which schools will accept admissions applications

- The closing date for accepting admissions applications

- The date by which applicants will be notified of a decision on their application


These conditions are set out in each school’s Admission Policy, with further information on the schools’ websites. In the following section, I have set out the summarised the Admissions process in relation to each school in our catchment area.




Admission Process in relation to Each School


The admissions process for the 2022/23 academic year for each school are as follows:



Coláiste Pobail Setanta, Phibblestown

- Enrolment opens on the 4th of October 2021.

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

- The closing date for application is the 22nd October, 2021 at 12 noon.




Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School

- Enrolment opens on the 1st of October 2021.

- Further details available on https://hansfieldsecondary.ie/Page/Admissions-20222023/22946/Index.html

- The closing date for application is the 22nd October 2021

(4pm deadline)




Ériu Community College, Hansfield

- This is the newest post-primary school in the area, and is located in temporary accommodation in Hansfield.


- Enrolment opens on the 4th October, 2021.

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

- The closing date for application has not yet been set.



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 Admissions policy.


The Admissions 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 Admissions 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 2022 will made in 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. In practice, this may mean making application to more than one 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 Admissions policies carefully so that they can make an informed decision.


You may be asked for the School Roll number of your child’s primary school when you apply for a post primary school place. The Roll Number for Mary, Mother of Hope Senior National School is 20137P.

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


Regards,

Enda McGorman,

Principal

Mary, Mother of Hope Senior National School