Draft Admission Policy- Open for Consultation until April 29th 2020

All Boards of Management are required to draft a new Admission Policy in accordance with the  requirements of the Education Act 2018 following consultation with the patron, the staff of the school and parents of current pupils. The new policy must contain a statement that the school will not discriminate against an applicant for admission on any of a number of grounds specified. It also details the process involved in applying for a place in Scoil Barra Naofa from Sept. 2021. The new arrangements will apply to school admissions for the 2021/22 school year and subsequent years. The new arrangements do not apply for admission to the 2020/21 school year. The school is also required to publish an Admission Notice annually. The details of what must be contained in the policy are clearly outlined in Circular 0007-2020 from the DES. This circular also contains templates upon which the school must base their policy.


We invite all parents of Scoil Barra Naofa to read the Draft Admission Policy  2020 Admission Policy-Draft Policy April 2020 and respond, if necessary, to info@scoilbarranaofa.ie. We would also urge you to look  at the DES circular and  FAQ’s (both links below) re  the updated Admission Policies, as these documents may answer any questions you may have re the Admission Policy. We welcome feedback before Wednesday April 29th.


Please click on this link to see the requirements that schools must fulfil in updating their Admission Policy.   Circular 0007-2020

Please click on this link to see FAQ’s re Admission Policies. Admission Policy-FAQs

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