Admissions Policy- Consultation with parents


As for all schools in the country, Dripsey NS is obliged to follow the steps set out below.

Parents, pupils and staff have 2 weeks to review this draft policy and submit comments or suggested amendments via email to

The Board of Management will consider these comments and suggested amendments with a view towards approving the policy for sending to the school’s Patron: The Bishop of Cloyne. All submissions made by 6PM on April 23rd will be considered by the Board.


This Admissions policy will replace our current Enrolment policy.


Introduction to the process

Certain sections of the Education (Admissions to Schools)  Act 2018, relating to the school admission process, commenced on February 1st 2020. The key dates for the preparation and publication of an Admissions policy are set out in the new requirements that apply to admission from September 2021 onwards.

Preparation of a draft admission policy

Section 62(1) of the act require Boards of Management to prepare a draft admission policy following consultation with the Patron, parents of students attending the school and staff.

Catholic schools have to use the template provided by the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA) to prepare a draft admission policy, and, no later than April 30th 2020 submit the draft to the patron for approval.


Review of draft admission policy by Patron

The Patron must approve the draft admission policy or approve the draft admission policy subject to modifications.

Where the draft policy is approved subject to modification, the Board of Management will have two weeks within which to make the specified modifications and return to the patron for Patron approval.

The admission policy must be approved by the Patron by 15th September 2020.


Publication of admissions policy

Boards of Management are required to publish the school’s admissions policy on the school website on or after 1st September 2020 and, on written request, make copies available to parents, the Minister for Education of the public.


DRAFT Admission Policy of Dripsey NS