Parents looking for children to start in Junior Infants or any class from September 2021 onwards will need to apply during an "Admissions period" as per the New Education Admissions to school act 2018. AETNS’ Annual admission notice is published on the school website annually and contains details of dates of the admissions periods for the various class levels.
If you wish to enrol your child in one of our Mainstream Classes or ASD Classes , please read through our Admissions policy available on the school website www.ashbourneetns.ie
If you wish to apply for a place for your child in Ashbourne ETNS please complete an Application of Admission Form and submit it to AETNS during the appropriate Admissions Period as laid out in the Admission notice published annually on the school’s website. www.ashbourneetns.ie
Please note, this is an Application of Admission only and a place is not guaranteed until you receive an offer of admission as per our policy.
Where applications or pre-enrolments were received by the school before 1st February 2020 and where a school has also before the 1st of February, confirmed in writing that the applicant has been placed on a list for the purposes of allocating school places in the year concerned, places on such waiting lists may remain valid and the school will apply selection criteria, as per the admissions policy. However, such waitlists will cease to exist, as set out in the Education Act, 5 years hence.
Educate Together schools provide for equality of access in line with the Educate Together Charter and offers places to siblings enrolled in the school at the same time in the first instance. The definition of a sibling in this policy includes step siblings and foster siblings, adopted siblings who are enrolled in the school at the same time.
An Application for Admission form must be completed for a child even if they have a sibling in the school and it must be submitted to the school during the relevant admissions period.
This sibling priority is only valid if the application is received during the relevant admissions period.
Should a parent with a sibling in the school miss the admissions period the application will be treated as a “Late application” as per the enrolment process.
If you miss the admissions period, you can still submit an Application for Admission to the school. Application of admissions will be accepted to the school after the admissions period has closed. Late applicants will be offered a place if there is a place available. In the event that there is no place the name of the applicant will be added to the waiting list at the end of the waiting list that is current at the time the application is received, as per the admissions policy.
An offer of a place in a school can be withdrawn by the school for the following reasons:
- Failure to accept a place within the period set out in the school’s annual admissions notice
- If you provide false or misleading information in the application form for admission.
- If you, as the parent/guardian of a student do not confirm in writing that the code of behaviour of the school is acceptable to you and that you will make all reasonable efforts to ensure compliance of the code by the student, having been requested to do so.
- If when accepting an offer you did not inform the school that you have accepted an offer or offers in other schools and provide details of same.