1. Gender
  2. Race
  3. Religion
  4. Special Needs


Boys and girls are treated equally and are afforded the same opportunities in the school. Boys and girls are expected to participate fully in all curricular areas. All school documents are “gender proofed.” The Board of Management is an equal opportunities employer.

2) RACE:

Children of all races are welcome in our school and are enrolled subject to our Intake Policy.


Scoil Ide is a Catholic Parish School. No child is discriminated against on the basis of religion. Non-Catholic children are not required to participate in the Religion Class, which is allocated 30 minutes per day, and the teacher allows them to undertake other schoolwork. If, however, parents do not wish their child to be present during the religion class they must make their own arrangements for the supervision of their child during this time. The Revised Curriculum states, “ In seeking to develop the full potential of the individual the curriculum takes into account the child’s affective, aesthetic, spiritual, moral and religious needs. The spiritual dimension is a fundamental aspect of individual experience, and its religious and cultural expression is an inextricable part of Irish culture and history.” Religion in our school is cross curricular and if parents do not wish their child educated in such an environment it would be prudent for them to seek multi-denominational education.


Children with special needs will be educated in accordance with the level of resources provided by the Department of Education and Science to the Board of Management. Notwithstanding the availability of such resources parents who are dissatisfied with the level of educational provision in our school are advised to consider a Special School, which is designed and resourced to cater specifically for children with special needs.

REF: Education Act 1998

         Equal Status Act 2000