In Zone Enrolments
All students who live within the home zone shall be entitled to enrol at the school. Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.
Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone.
Out of Zone Enrolments
Each year the board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.
Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:
- First Priority will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in the following special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education.
- Second Priority will be given to applicants who are sibling of current students.
- Third Priority will be given to applicants who are sibling of former students.
- Fourth Priority will be given to applicants who are children of board employees.
- Fifth Priority will be given to all other applicants.
The order of priority is set nationally by the Ministry of Education and cannot be altered by the school.
If there are more applicants in the school in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.
Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.
The school also has a Mainstream Support Unit that caters for the needs of ORRS funded special needs students.
The criteria for acceptance into the special needs programme is determined by existing ORRS funding policy and practice as determined by the Ministry of Education.
Students who live within the school's home zone and meet the criteria for enrolment in the special programme will be enrolled ahead of out of zone students.