The Minister for Education and Skills has published new regulations relating to admission to schools in Ireland. These regulations have implications for how places are allocated in schools. The Diocesan Board of Education has instructed all schools under the Patronage of The Church of Ireland to remove their enrollment policy from the school websites while legal advice is sought regarding the appropriate formula for enrollment/admissions policies, to ensure that schools are compliant with the new regulations.
Parents should be assured that places at St Columba’s NS will be allocated in a fair manner and in accordance with the appropriate regulations. This may mean that our enrollment process will take place later in the year than usual to allow for the direction of the Diocesan Board of Education and their legal advisers.
Ann R. Creaner (Principal and Secretary to the Board of MAnagement)