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Extract from Admissions Policy.

St Declan’s College is a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School for boys only which welcomes all
students for whom the school can provide an appropriate education. The school aims to provide
an integrated and inclusive education in the spirit of Edmund Rice and in accordance with the
Edmund Rice Schools Trust Charter.
Each year the Board of Management will have to decide the number of First Year students
for whom the school can provide an appropriate education, having regard to the facilities,
personnel, plant and resources.

The school will use the resources, both financial and personnel, provided by the Department
of Education and Skills, to make reasonable provision and accommodation for students with
disabilities or special educational needs so that these students are free to participate in the
life of the school in so far as is reasonably practicable. While recognising and fully supporting
parents’ rights to have a school of their choice for their children, the school’s ability to
accept students with particular needs are dependent on resources, suitable to the needs of
the individual student, being supplied by the Department of Education and Skills. The College
welcomes applications from students with special educational needs unless the nature and
degree of those needs is such that to enrol the student concerned would be inconsistent with
both the best interests of the student concerned and the effective provision of education for the
other students with whom the student concerned is to be educated.

The Board of Management needs to be aware of any special needs as early as possible so that
these needs can be assessed and addressed if possible.

In making provision for special needs students, the following information is required:
Has the student had access to any of the following resources?

Please tick as appropriate:

Special needs assistant or classroom assistant

Special class

Help for specific needs from any resource teacher

Assistance with behavioural modification

Psychological assessment

Report if available must be provided

Any additional resources to help with their special needs

Help in areas including visual impairment, hearing impairment, general learning disability or emotional disturbance

Any resource in relation to travel or mobility. etc.



Boys who

• will have reached 12 years of age on the 1st January in the calendar year following the
child’s entry into 1st Year.

• have completed Sixth Class in Primary School or equivalent.

• are willing to accept the school ethos.

• are willing, with parents/guardians, to accept the school Code of Behaviour. Confirmation in
writing is required that parents/guardians and student accept the Code of Behaviour.

• are willing to take an Assessment Test (a place having already been offered)
120 students will be enrolled in First Year each year.

In the event of the school having more applications than places available,
the following criteria will be applied in the following order.

Phase 1: 100 places will be offered in the following order of priority:

1 Brothers of current pupils and pupils who have attended the school within the previous 10

2 Sons of past pupils

Subject to availability and on a random selection basis if the number of remaining applicants in
a category exceeds the number of places remaining in phase 1

3 All applicants living in the parish of the Most Precious Blood who attend St Finbarr’s National
School or St John Bosco’s National School

4 All applicants living in the parish of Our Lady Help of Christians who attend St John Bosco
National School

5 Applicants in other feeder schools who live in their local parish

Phase 2: A further 20 places and any remaining places from the 100 offered in phase 1
above will be offered among all remaining applicants on a random selection basis.
Exceptional cases may be decided at the discretion of the Board of Management.

Should a student’s application for admission not be accepted the parent(s)/guardian(s) has the
right of appeal, in the first instance to the Board of Management and in the final instance to the
Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills (Education Act 1998, Section 29 (d)).
Late applications will only be considered after all applications received on time have been

St. Declan’s College operates in the role of data controller under the Data Protection Acts 1988
and 2003.

The Admissions Policy is reviewed annually by the Board of Management. This policy was ratified
on 24 January, 2012.