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Secondary School Enrolment

  • 26-11-2021 4:45pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3 kory

    Hi guys.

    Do you know, if I can enrol a child in secondary school in Ireland 2 years before he would start it?

    Post edited by Niamh on

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,557 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980

  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭ backwards_man

    The rules changed recently regarding school enrolment/admissions. If it is a non fee paying school the application window is now during October (like 1st-21st or similar) of the year before the child is due to start. So for Sept 2022 enrolment the application window was the October just passed. For fee paying schools they still have to abide by the new rules but they were given a period to adjust as they already had waiting lists for years into the future. I do not know how many years they were given to fully move over to the new system.

    Having said that, if the school is not usually oversubscribed then in reality you can apply right up to the starting month if there are places. Depends on what part of the country you want to send the child to school.