This policy has been drafted in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1998.

  • Chairperson of the Board of Management: Mr. Pat Meghen
  • Principal & Secretary to the B.O.M.: Peter Long
  • Contact address: Scoil Ide, Corbally, Limerick. Phone: 061 345495
  • Scoil Ide is a Catholic school under the patronage of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Limerick
  • There are 28 class teachers and a Special Education Support Team of 8 teachers.
  • The school is a co-educational school with classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.
  • Scoil Ide is dependent on the Dept. of Education and Science in relation to the provision of grants, teachers and other resources.
  • Scoil Ide operates within the regulations laid down by the D.E.S.
  • Scoil Ide follows the curricular programme prescribed by the D.E.S.

Applications for Enrolment:

Parents wishing their child to attend in Scoil Ide are required to fill in the Application Form and send it to the school before 3 p.m. on the 1st of February for entry the following September. The closing date for entry to other classes is June 1st. Application Forms are available on www.scoilide.ie

 The completion and submission of an application form, however early, does not confer an automatic right to a place.

Criteria for Selection:

Places will be allocated by the Board of Management in accordance with the following criteria.

Only children who are 4 years of age on the 31st August prior to starting school will be considered.

Places will be allocated in the following order subject to keeping classes within Class Size regulations of the DES and health and safety considerations.

  1. Places will be offered to siblings of children currently attending Scoil Ide, children residing in St. Nicholas’ Parish and the close family of staff members in decreasing order of age. These groupings are considered to be one category.
  2. If any places remain they will be allocated to other applicants through a lottery system.

The admission date for Junior Infants is September 1st.

Decisions in relation to applications are made by the Board of Management in accordance with school policy. The Board will notify parents of their decision within 21 days of the closing date for receipt of applications.

The school authorities will enter into correspondence only with the parents/guardians of applicants.

Entry to Classes other than Junior Infants:

Parents/Guardians must fill in the Application Form giving the reason for changing schools in writing. Attendance, behaviour and educational progress records as well as any record of special educational need will be sought from the former school. (Section 20 Education Welfare Act). Only in exceptional circumstances will children be enrolled at a time other than September 1st. The closing date for applications in June 1st. Places will be allocated in accordance with the criteria stated above.


Before registration will proceed parents are required to provide the school with

  1. Acceptance of Offer Form
  2. Child’s Birth Certificate
  3. Proof of address of parent/guardian in the form of a utility bill.
  4. A declaration with regard to special educational needs.
  5. Details required by Primary Online Database be provided. These include: Family details including mother’s maiden name, PPSN, Child’s Nationality, home language, year of arrival in Ireland (if applicable). Parents Religion, Ethnic/Cultural background. Parental Consent is required before Religion & Ethnic/Cultural background is shared with DES.

Appeals against Enrolment decisions by the Board of Management.

Where a Board of Management refuses to enrol a student in a school, the parent of a student has a statutory entitlement under Section 29 of the Education Act (as amended by Section 4 of the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007, to appeal that decision to the Secretary General of the Department of Education and Science. A committee is established to hear the appeal. In most cases appeals must be dealt with within 30 days. Where appropriate, the Secretary General may give whatever directions to the Board of Management that are considered necessary to remedy the matter complained of.

Details on appealing decisions on enrolment under Section 29 of the Education Act (as amended by Section 4 of the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2007) are available at www.education.ie

Parents who are refused enrolment will be informed of this right to appeal by the Chairperson of the Board of Management in the letter refusing enrolment.

This Enrolment Policy should be read in conjunction with the school’s Code of Behaviour.

This policy was amended by the Board of Management on 17th October 2016



The contents of this policy document have been approved by St. Senan’s Education Office acting on behalf of the Patron.