POLICY FOR ADMISSION TO SCHOOL YEAR 2022/23

A decision on an application for admission will be based on the implementation of this policy, the information set out in the annual admission notice of the school and the information provided by the applicant in the application for admission, once received before the closing date set out in the annual admission notice. The Principal of Selskar College is responsible for the implementation of this Admission Policy.

Introduction to Selskar College

Selskar College was established in 1930 and is a multi-denominational, co-educational, publicly funded second level school managed by a board of management, under the patronage of Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board, hereafter called WWETB.

 

Mission Statement

Teaching and Learning with care and respect, where every person matters.

 

Our mission statement is based on the following core values:

  • Education is a partnership between school, parents, and students with the support of both the local community and WWETB.
  • Our central purpose is to motivate and support students to achieve their full potential in a caring environment.
  • The importance and value of each member of the school community is central to every and all decisions made and actions taken.
  • Within Selskar College, we prioritise courtesy and respect being shown to all partners at all times.
  • Our school strives to provide a welcoming, secure learning environment, which is respectful, caring and stimulating for all members of the school community.

 

Based on our mission statement, our general aims are:

  • To provide a caring, safe and respectful environment where students learn and teachers teach.
  • To provide a broad-based curriculum which seeks to meet the needs and abilities of each individual student.
  • To foster and develop each student’s skills, knowledge and self-esteem as well as his/her enthusiasm for learning.
  • To help students to develop skills for future life and for responsible citizenship.
  • To promote moral values, self-discipline, and self-respect for themselves and respect for others.

 

Programmes and Provision as outlined in the school prospectus

 

  • Junior Certificate
  • Junior Certificate Schools Programme
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
  • Leaving Certificate Applied Programme
  • Guidance and Counselling Service
  • Learning support provision
  • Post Leaving Certificate programmes
  • School Completion Programme
  • Home School Community Liaison Person
  • Extra-curricular activities

 

 

The Parents’ Association and Students’ Council play an integral role in the running of the school.

Table of Contents

Part A – General information for all applicants

  1. Glossary of terms
  2. Admission statement
  3. Legal framework
  4. General admission provisions

Part B – Information for specific categories of applicants

  1. Application to the first- year group
  2. Application to all year groups other than first- year

PART A – General information for All Applicants

  1. Glossary of terms

Applicant’ means the parent / guardian of a Student, or, in the case of a Student who has reached the age of 18 years, the Student, who has made an application for admission to Selskar College.

 

Student’ means the person in respect of whom the application is being made. All uses of the word throughout this policy therefore imply ‘prospective’ as part of the interpretation. That is, the use of the word ‘Student’ does not mean that the application for him/her has been accepted such that s/he is regarded as a Student of by virtue of application alone.

 

Gender’, in line with the definition of “the gender ground” in the Equal Status Act 2000, is such that “one is male and the other is female”. This does not prejudice any Student who is Intersex or identifies as Androgynous/Androgyne, Bigender, Demigender, Gender Fluid, Genderqueer, Multigender, Neutrois, Non-binary, Transgender, Transsexual or otherwise.

 

Parent’ has the same meaning as in the Education Act 1998 and includes a guardian appointed under the Guardianship of Children Acts, 1964 to 1997.

Feeder Primary Schools’ refers to the primary schools of preference for application to Selskar College. The main feeder primary schools for Selskar College, Wexford are (in no particular order):

  1. Kennedy Park N.S., Whitemill Road, Whitemill South, Wexford;
  2. Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts N.S., Coolcotts Lane, Wexford;
  • St. John of God, N.S., The Faythe, Maudlinstown, Wexford ;
  1. Mercy School N.S., John’s Road, Wexford;
  2. CBS N.S., Green Street, Wexford;
  3. Wexford Educate Together N.S., Whitemill North, Wexford;
  • St. Iberius N.S., Davitt Road, Wexford
  • Gaelscoil Charman, Whiterock North, Wexford
  1. St. Ibar’s N.S., Castlebridge, Co. Wexford;
  2. St. Patrick’s NS, Crossabeg, Co. Wexford;
  3. Curracloe N.S., Curracloe, Co. Wexford;
  • Screen N.S. Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford;
  • Ballymurn N.S., Ballymurn, Co. Wexford;
  • Scoil Náisiúinta Naomh Bríghde, Blackwater, Co. Wexford;
  1. Piercestown N.S., Piercestown, Co. Wexford;
  • Murrintown N.S., Murrintown, Co. Wexford;
  • Scoil Mhuire, Barntown, Co. Wexford;
  • Glynn N.S., Glynn, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford ;
  • Taghmon N.S., Taghmon, Co. Wexford
  1. Kilrane N.S., Kilrane, Co. Wexford;
  • Scoil Naomh Mhuire,Tagoat N.S., Tagoat, Co. Wexford;
  • Rosslare N.S., Rosslare Strand, Rosslare, Co. Wexford

‘Sibling’

For the purpose of the selection criterion relating to the student having a sibling who previously attended the school, ‘Sibling’ refers to full siblings, half-siblings, foster-siblings and step-siblings.

 

For the purpose of the selection criterion relating to the student having a sibling  currently enrolled in the school, ‘Sibling’ refers to full siblings, half-siblings, foster-siblings, step-siblings and students who reside in the same household.  [Note: the wider definition of sibling in the second of the two paragraphs immediately above is for the purpose of facilitating families who are required to do more than one drop-off and/or collection to/from the school.]

 

‘First-Year’ means the intake group of students for the most junior class or year in a school.

  1. Admission Statement

ETB schools are state, co-educational, multidenominational schools underpinned by the core values of:

  • Excellence in Education;
  • Care;
  • Equality;
  • Community and
  • Respect

As the state provider of education, the ETB sector defines a ‘multidenominational’ school in the following way:

In ETB schools, all students are given equal opportunities for enrolment in line with the Education (Admissions to School) Act 2018.  Once enrolled, our schools strive to provide all students with equal opportunities to engage with the curriculum and school life. In all aspects of school life all members of our school communities are treated equitably regardless of their race, gender, religion/belief, age, family status, civil status, membership of the Traveller community, sexual orientation, ability or socio-economic status.

Our schools provide a safe physical and social environment that reinforces a sense of belonging to the school community and wider society. They strive to enable every student to realise their full potential regardless of any aspect of their identity or background. Our schools promote a fully inclusive education that recognises the plurality of identities, beliefs and values held by students, parents and staff. We prepare open-minded, culturally sensitive and responsible citizens with a strong sense of shared values.

 

In ETB schools, students of all religions and beliefs are treated equally.  The school environment and activities do not privilege any particular group over another whilst at the same time acknowledging and facilitating students of all religions and beliefs.

Accordingly, Selskar College shall not discriminate in its admission of a student based on the following grounds:

 

  • Gender of the Student or Applicant. However, where a school admits students of one gender only, it is not discriminatory to refuse to admit Students not of that gender;
  • Civil status of the student or applicant;
  • Family status of the student or applicant;
  • Sexual orientation of the student or applicant;
  • Religion of the student or applicant;
  • Disability of the student or applicant;
  • Race of the student or applicant;
  • The student’s or applicant’s membership of the Traveller community;
  • Special educational needs of the student or applicant

 

Selskar College shall not charge fees or payments or seek contributions as a condition of admission or continued enrolment of a student.

 

  1. Legal Framework

WWETB was established under the Education and Training Board Act 2013, which sets out the functions of all ETBs, including establishing and maintaining recognised schools, centres for education and education and training facilities in each ETB’s functional area.

 

The board of management of Selskar College is a committee established under section 44 of the Education and Training Board Act 2013 and constitutes a board of management within the meaning of the Education Act 1998.

 

The Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018 and the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 place a duty on all recognised schools to prepare and publish an Admission Policy.

 

The Education Act, 1998 provides for an appeal process in the event of a refusal to enrol. The appeal process is set out in section 5.4 in respect of applications made to the First-Year group and in section 6.4 in respect of applications made to all year other than the First-Year group.

 

Under Section 15(1) of the Education Act 1998 the board of management has a responsibility to provide, or cause to be provided, an appropriate education for each student at the school and has a duty of care to ensure as far as practicable the health and safety of the students and the staff. Where the admission of an applicant would pose a significant risk to the health and safety of the applicant or the students and staff of the school, or pose a significant risk to the right of other students to an appropriate education then such an application for admission may be refused by the board of management.

 

It is important to understand that our school does not provide ‘religious instruction’ and therefore the legal requirement to advise of the option to opt-out of religious instruction does not arise in this school. It is also important to understand the distinction between ‘religious instruction’ and religious education’:

  • Religious instruction is a term used in Ireland to indicate instruction in accordance with the rites, practices and teachings of a particular religion or denomination for pupils of that religious tradition.
  • Religious education is open to all pupils regardless of their commitment to any particular religion or worldview. It seeks to contribute to the spiritual and moral development of all students equally.

 

As ETB schools are ‘multi-denominational’, Selskar College supports the provision of religious education that caters for all students regardless of their religious or non-religious beliefs.

  1. General Admission Provisions

A decision on an application for admission shall be based on:

  • the implementation of this Admission Policy,
  • the annual admission notice of the school, and the
  • information provided by the applicant in the application for admission.

 

In processing an application Selskar College shall not consider:

  • The payment of fees or contributions to the school;
  • A student’s academic ability, skills or aptitude
  • The occupation, financial status, academic ability, skills or aptitude of a student’s parent(s);
  • A requirement that a student or his or her parent(s), attend an interview, open day or other meeting as a condition of admission;
  • A student’s connection to the school due to a member of his or her family attending or having previously attended the school; unless the connection is a sibling of the student concerned attending, or having attended, the school. However, the maximum number of places filled by this criterion does not exceed 25% of the available places as set out in the school’s Admission Notice for this academic year.
  • The date and time on which an application for admission was received by the school as long as it is received during the period specified for receiving applications set out in the annual admissions notice for 2020 / 2021.

 

Selskar College will consider the offer of a place to every student seeking admission to the school, unless the following applies:

  • The parent fails to confirm in writing that s/he accepts the student Code of Behaviour and he/she shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure compliance with such code by the student;

 

  • Where the admission of an applicant would pose a significant risk to the health and safety of the applicant or the students and staff of the school, or pose a significant risk to the right of other students to an appropriate education then such an application for admission may be refused by the board of management.

 

  • Where the student is eligible to be admitted as a recognised pupil in accordance with the Rules and Programme for Secondary Schools.

 

Where Selskar College considers an application, each student shall receive a place, unless the school is oversubscribed, in which case, selection criteria will be applied to each application.

Section 5 of this policy addresses the selection criteria and other matters related to the admission provisions for the first-year group.

Section 6 of this policy addresses the selection criteria and other matters related to the admission provisions for all year groups other than first-year.

PART B – Information for specific categories of applicants

 

  1. Application to the First Year group
  • Admission Provisions for first year group
    • Oversubscription
    • Selection criteria in order of priority
    • Selection process
    • Late applications
    • Second/third-round offers of a place
    • Acceptance of a place
    • Refusal
    • Withdrawal of an offer
    • Appeals

 

  • Appeals
    • Appeal where refusal was due to oversubscription
    • Appeal where refusal was for a reason other than oversubscription
    • Basis for appeal

 

5.1    Admission provisions for first year group

Where Selskar College is not oversubscribed, all students will be offered a school place, subject to section 4.7.

 

  • Oversubscription

When the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the published selection criteria as set out at section 5.1.2 below will apply and a waiting list shall be compiled which shall remain valid for the school year in respect of which the applications are made. Where Selskar College is in a position to offer further school places that become available for and during that academic year, places will be offered in accordance with the order of priority in which students have been placed on the waiting list.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, if a Student does not receive a place in the school for a given academic year, but s/he wishes to be considered for admission to the same year group in the following academic year, a new application must be made on behalf of that Student during the dates specified by the school as being the period when it will accept applications to all year groups other than First-Year.

 

Where the school is oversubscribed, any selection criteria that are not included in this Admission Policy shall not be considered in determining whether or not a Student is admitted to the school.

 

  • Selection criteria

Selskar College will apply the following criteria for admission to the first-year group:

 

  • Whether the student attended one of the feeder schools listed in the glossary of terms;
  • If the student has siblings currently enrolled in the school;
  • If the student has siblings who were previously enrolled in the school;

 

  • Selection process

Selskar College will apply the selection process as follows:

 

Applications are considered against the published selection criteria. Places will be offered in the first instance to those who meet the first criterion.  Subsequently, where the school still has places available, the remaining Applicants are considered in light of the second criterion and those Applicants who meet this criterion will be offered a place within the school. This process is continuously carried out until all available places have been offered and accepted.

 

Where two or more applications have met the same number of selection criteria and are tied for a place, Selskar College will apply a random lottery to assign any available places in the school, or on the waiting list, to those applications.

 

  • Late applications

An application received by Selskar College after the closing date published by Selskar College, and set out in the Admission Notice, is considered a late application for the purposes of this Admission Policy.

 

Where Selskar College is oversubscribed and receives a late application for admission, same will receive a place on the waiting list beneath applicants whose applications were received by Selskar College before the closing date for applications. Such applications will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the date and time they were received by Selskar College in line with section 4.7.

 

Where Selskar College is not oversubscribed and it receives a late application, the student seeking admission will receive an offer of a place in Selskar College, subject to section 4.7. The same process as applies to applicants whose applications were received before the closing date will be operated i.e. an Acceptance Form will be issued to the applicant for completion and return to the school within 2 weeks of issue.

 

  • Second / third-round offers of a place

Where a student is in receipt of an offer of a place within Selskar College but does not accept the offer or fails to accept within the specified time period or the school withdraws the offer in line with the relevant provisions of this policy, the place will be offered to the next student on the waiting list in a second-round of offers. This process will continue throughout third and fourth rounds etc. until all places within the school have been filled.

 

  • Acceptance of a place

If the student in respect of whom the application is made, is offered a place, the applicant will be issued with an Acceptance Form by the school.

 

The applicant shall indicate acceptance of an offer by fully completing and returning the Acceptance Form by the date set out in the School Admission Notice, or within 2 weeks of issuing by the school if it is a late application or if it is a second/third-round offer. This includes indicating whether or not s/he has applied for and is awaiting confirmation of an offer of admission from another school.

 

Failure to fully complete and return the Acceptance Form to the school by the date set out in the School Admission Notice, or within 2 weeks of issuing by the school if it is a late application or if it is a second/third-round offer, may result in withdrawal of an offer, in line with the grounds for refusal as set out below.

 

  • Refusal

Where a student in respect of whom an application is being sought has not been offered a school place, the applicant will be provided in writing with:

  • The reasons that the student was not offered a place in Selskar College
  • Details of the Student’s ranking against the published selection criteria, if the year group to which the Applicant is applying is oversubscribed.
  • Details of the student’s place on the waiting list, if applicable, and
  • Details of the applicant’s right to appeal the decision.

 

  • Withdrawal of an offer

An offer of admission may be withdrawn where:

5.1.8.1            The information contained in the application is false or misleading in a material respect, or

5.1.8.2            The Applicant fails to confirm acceptance of an offer of admission on or before the date set out in the annual Admission Notice of the school for the academic year for which s/he is applying, or in the case of a late application, or second/third-round offer,  within 2 weeks, or

 

5.1.8.3            An Applicant has not indicated:

  1. whether or not s/he has applied for and is awaiting confirmation of an offer from another school(s) and if so, the details of the school(s);

and

  1. whether or not or s/he has accepted an offer of admission from another school(s) and if so, the details of the offer(s).

 

  • Appeals

For information relating to an applicant’s right to appeal a decision of Selskar College, regarding admission to the first year group, see section 5.2.

 

5.2    Appeals (First Year group)

5.2.1      Appeal where refusal was due to oversubscription:

An applicant who was refused admission because the school is oversubscribed and who wishes to appeal this decision must submit his/her appeal in writing, via a Section 29 Appeal Application Form, available from the school office and on the school’s website, for it to be reviewed by the board of management of Selskar College, Westgate, Wexford, Y35 RY27, 053 91 22753, selskarcollege@wwetb.ie . Such an appeal must be brought within fourteen calendar days of receipt by the applicant of the school’s decision to refuse to admit. However, if a different time period for the bringing of such an appeal is specified by the Minister for Education and Skills after the publication of this Policy, same shall apply instead.

 

If an applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the board of management, or the board of management is not in a position to review the decision to refuse admission, the applicant may apply to bring an appeal to an appeals committee established by the Minister for Education and Skills under section 29A of the Education Act 1998.

 

  • Appeal where refusal was for a reason other than oversubscription:

An applicant who was refused admission to Selskar College for a reason other than the school being oversubscribed and who wishes to appeal this decision may choose to put his/her appeal in writing, via a Section 29 Appeal Application Form, available from the school office and on the school’s website, for it to be reviewed by the board of management of Selskar College. Such an appeal must be brought within fourteen calendar days of receipt by the applicant of the school’s decision to refuse to admit. However, if a different time period for the bringing of such an appeal is specified by the Minister for Education and Skills after the publication of this policy, same shall apply instead.

 

Alternatively, s/he may choose to apply to bring an appeal to an appeals committee established by the Minister for Education and Skills under section 29A of the Education Act 1998.

 

If an applicant who chooses to appeal to the board of management is not satisfied with the decision of the board of management, the applicant may also apply to bring an appeal to an appeals committee established by the Minister for Education and Skills under section 29A of the Education Act 1998.

 

  • Basis for appeal:

As required by section 29C(2) of the Education Act 1998, an application to appeal must be based on the implementation of this Admission Policy, the content of the school’s Admission Notice and also set out the grounds of the request to appeal the decision.

 

SECTION 6  Application to all year groups other than First Year

 

  • Admission Provisions (other than First Year)

 

  • Oversubscription
  • Selection criteria in order of priority
  • Selection process
  • Late applications
  • Second/third-round offers of a place
  • Acceptance of a place
  • Refusal
  • Withdrawal of an offer
  • Appeals

 

  • Appeals

 

  • Appeal where refusal was due to oversubscription
  • Appeal where refusal was for a reason other than oversubscription
  • Basis for appeal

 

 

6.1    Admission Provisions Other than first year

Where Selskar College is not oversubscribed, all students will be offered a school place, subject to section 4.7.

 

  • Oversubscription

When the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the published selection criteria as set out at section 6.1.2 below will apply and a waiting list shall be compiled which shall remain valid for the school year in respect of which the applications are made. Where Selskar College is in a position to offer further school places that become available for and during that academic year, places will be offered in accordance with the order of priority in which students have been placed on the waiting list.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, if a Student does not receive a place in the school for a given academic year, but s/he wishes to be considered for admission to the same year group in the following academic year, a new application must be made on behalf of that Student during the dates specified by the school as being the period when it will accept applications made to all years other than the First-Year Group.

 

Where the school is oversubscribed, any selection criteria that are not included in this Admission Policy shall not be considered in determining whether or not a Student is admitted to the school.

 

Where the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme in Selskar College is oversubscribed, a Student applying for admission to such programmes in the relevant year group, will, subject to this policy, be placed on the appropriate waiting list already compiled (annually) by the school, which list will contain the names of students enrolled in the school who have been placed on an internal waiting list for this programme.

 

  • Selection criteria in order of priority

Selskar College will apply the following criteria for admission:

  • Whether the student attended one of the feeder schools listed in the glossary of terms;
  • If the student has siblings currently enrolled in the school;
  • If the student has siblings who were previously enrolled in the school;

 

Any selection criteria that are not included in this Admission Policy shall not be considered in determining whether or not an applicant is admitted.

 

  • Selection process

Selskar College will apply the selection process as follows:

 

Applications are considered against the published selection criteria. Places will be offered in the first instance to those who meet the first criterion.  Subsequently, where the school still has places available, the remaining Applicants are considered in light of the second criterion and those Applicants who meet this criterion will be offered a place within the school. This process is continuously carried out until all available places have been offered and accepted.

 

Where two or more applications have met the same number of selection criteria and are tied for a place, Selskar College will apply a random lottery to assign any available places in the school, or on the waiting list, to those applications.

 

  • Late applications

An application received by Selskar College after the closing date published by Selskar College, and set out in the Admission Notice, is considered a late application for the purposes of this Admission Policy.

 

Where Selskar College is oversubscribed and receives a late application for admission, same will receive a place on the waiting list beneath applicants whose applications were received by Selskar College before the closing date for applications. Such applications will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the date and time they were received by Selskar College subject to section 4.7.

 

Where Selskar College is not oversubscribed and it receives a late application, the student seeking admission will receive an offer of a place within Selskar College, subject to section 4.7. The same process as applies to applicants whose applications were received before the closing date will be operated i.e. an Acceptance Form will be issued to the applicant for completion and return to the school within 2 weeks of issue.

 

  • Second / third-round offers of a place

Where a student is in receipt of an offer of a place within Selskar College but does not accept the offer or fails to accept within the specified time period or the school withdraws the offer in line with the relevant provisions of this policy; the place will be offered to the next student on the waiting list in a second-round of offers. This process will continue throughout third and fourth rounds etc. until all places within the school have been filled.

 

  • Acceptance of a place

If the student in respect of whom the application is made is offered a place, the applicant will be issued with an Acceptance Form by the school.

 

The applicant shall indicate acceptance of an offer by fully completing and returning the Acceptance Form by the date set out in the School Admission Notice, or within 2 weeks of issuing by the school if it is a late application or if it is a second/third-round offer. This includes indicating whether or not s/he has applied for and is awaiting confirmation of an offer of admission from another school.

 

Failure to fully complete and return the Acceptance Form to the school by the date set out in the School Admission Notice, or within 2 weeks of issuing by the school if it is a late application or if it is a second/third-round offer, may result in withdrawal of an offer, in line with the grounds for refusal as set out below.

 

  • Refusal

Where a student in respect of whom an application is being sought has not been offered a school place, the applicant will be provided in writing with:

 

  • The reasons that the student was not offered a place in Selskar College.
  • Details of the Student’s ranking against the published selection criteria, if the year group to which the Applicant is applying is oversubscribed.
  • Details of the student’s place on the waiting list, if applicable
  • Details of the applicant’s right to appeal the decision

 

  • Withdrawal of an offer

An offer of admission may be withdrawn where:

  • The information contained in the application is false or misleading in a material respect, or
  • The applicant fails to confirm acceptance of an offer of admission on or before the date set out in the annual admission notice of the school for the 2020 / 2021 academic year, or in the case of a late application, or second/third-round offer, within 2 weeks, or
  • An applicant has not indicated:
  • whether or not s/he has applied for and is awaiting confirmation of an offer from another school(s) and if so, the details of the school(s);

and

  • whether or not or s/he has accepted an offer of admission from another school(s) and if so, the details of the offer(s).

 

  • Appeals:

For information relating to an applicant’s right to appeal a decision of Selskar College regarding admission to the school, see section 6.2.

 

 

  • Appeals (Other than First-Year)

6.2.1         Appeal where refusal was due to oversubscription:

An Applicant who was refused admission because the school is oversubscribed and who wishes to appeal this decision must submit his/her appeal in writing, via a Section 29 Appeal Application Form, available from the school office and on the school’s website,  for it to be reviewed by the board of management of Selskar College, Westgate, Wexford Y35 RY27  053 91 22753 selskarcollege@wwetb.ie .  Such an appeal must be brought within fourteen calendar days of receipt by the Applicant of the school’s decision to refuse to admit. However, if a different time period for the bringing of such an appeal is specified by the Minister for Education and Skills after the publication of this Policy, same shall apply instead.

 

If an Applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the board of management, or the board of management is not in a position to review the decision to refuse admission, the Applicant may apply to bring an appeal to an appeals committee established by the Minister for Education and Skills under section 29A of the Education Act 1998.

 

  • Appeal where refusal was for a reason other than oversubscription:

An applicant who was refused admission to Selskar College for a reason other than the school being oversubscribed and who wishes to appeal this decision may choose to put his/her appeal in writing, via a Section 29 Appeal Application Form, available from the school office and on the school’s website, for it to be reviewed by the board of management of Selskar College. Such an appeal must be brought within fourteen calendar days of receipt by the Applicant of the school’s decision to refuse to admit. However, if a different time period for the bringing of such an appeal is specified by the Minister for Education and Skills after the publication of this Policy, same shall apply instead.

 

Alternatively, s/he may choose to apply to bring an appeal to an appeals committee established by the Minister for Education and Skills under section 29A of the Education Act 1998.

 

If an applicant who chooses to appeal to the board of management is not satisfied with the decision of the board of management, the applicant may also apply to bring an appeal to an appeals committee established by the Minister for Education and Skills under section 29A of the Education Act 1998.

 

  • Basis for appeal:

As required by section 29C(2) of the Education Act 1998, an application to appeal must be based on the implementation of this Admission Policy, the content of the school’s Admission Notice and also set out the grounds of the request to appeal the decision.