Admissions PROCESS

The High School recently adopted a revised Admission Policy to comply with the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018.  The full text of the Admission Policy may be viewed here.  The Admission Policy should be read in conjunction with the Annual Admission Notice for the school year concerned.  The Application Form for admission to The High School may be viewed here and will be made available in hard copy to any person on request.  It is expected that families whose children are admitted to The High School in accordance with its Admission Policy agree to uphold and adhere to the core values, spirit, attitudes, and aspirations outlined in the Ethos Statement throughout their time at The High School.

The practical implications of changes in legislation for future admission to The High School are outlined as follows:

2021 Applicants

If before 1st February 2020 you were offered and accepted a place and paid a deposit to secure a place in Form 1 commencing in September 2021, the new policy will not affect your place.  We look forward to welcoming you to The High School.  If you would now like to apply for a Form 1 place for your son/daughter in 2021, you may do so between 4th October 2020 and 25th October 2020. Our application form may be downloaded here. 

2022 Applicants

If before 1st February 2020 you were offered and accepted a place and paid a deposit for a place in Form 1 commencing in September 2022, the new policy will not affect your place.  We look forward to welcoming you to The High School.  If you would now like to apply for a Form 1 place for your son/daughter in 2022, you may do so between 4th October 2021 and 25th October 2021. Our application form may be downloaded here.

2023 Applicants onwards

If before 1st February 2020, you applied for a place commencing in September 2023 or later you will need to apply again in October of the year before your desired entry date. Your initial application will be considered an Expression of Interest only.  Any application fee already paid will be transferred to your new application.  A substantial fee deposit will be required if you are offered a place.  The fee deposit is not refundable in the case of an application which is later cancelled or withdrawn.

You are welcome to complete and submit an Expression of Interest Form for Form 1 entry at any time from 2022 onwards.  You may download the form and return it with a non-refundable administration fee of €50 here.

In line with current legislation an Annual Admission Notice is published each September with details of the application process for the following academic year. This contains details of application and decision dates, numbers of places available/applications received, and the number of places offered.

Form 2 - 6 Applicants

You may apply for a place at The High School in years other than Form 1 at any time.  Any available places will be allocated in accordance with the selection criteria listed in the Admission Policy.  Any offer is conditional on the payment of a fee deposit in full. Our application form may be downloaded here.