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The Department has just announced that the Minister has signed the statutory instrument commencing the relevant sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 to come into effect on 1 February 2020.
You can find the announcement on the Department’s website here. https://www.education.ie/…/2020-press-releases/20-01-15.html
Current school admission policies and processes will remain in place for the 2020/2021 school year.
For a school (such as ours) that currently runs a first come first served (FCFS) policy, no further applications/pre-enrolment forms should be accepted after 31 January 2020.
From 1 February 2020, schools must cease to take applications/pre enrolments for the 2021/2022 school year and subsequent years.
Parents who wish to be considered under the ‘First Come First Served/ Policy are therefore advised to submit enrolment applications before 31st January.