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Stepaside ETNS Admissions Policy 2022/2023

The new Stepaside ETNS Annual Admissions Policy for 2022 and beyond can be accessed HERE.

Stepaside ETNS Annual Admissions Notice for 2022/2023 intake groups can be downloaded here: Annual Admissions Notice for 2022/2023 School Year


We wish to emphasise to you that submitting this pre-enrolment form does not guarantee or imply that there will be a place for your child.

Starting from November each year, places are offered from the pre-enrolment list for the following September. Pre-enrolled siblings of current pupils receive offers first; remaining places are offered from the pre-enrolment list on a first come, first served basis (pre-1st February 2020 submissions) or by way of lottery (October submissions).

Places are offered by email to the email address on the enrolment form unless parents have informed the school in writing of a change of email address prior to the offer being posted.

Offers of places will continue until the maximum permitted number is reached: in this regard, the Board will take account of relevant Department of Education guidelines in relation to class size and staffing schedules as well as relevant requirements concerning accommodation, including physical space, the educational welfare of all of the children, and their health, safety and general welfare.

When the classes are filled, the school will be in contact with the remaining people on the list.
It is the sole responsibility of the parents/guardians to inform the school promptly of any change of address, telephone number, email address or other relevant information.


Our new enrolment policy from 7th September 2020 reflects The Minister for Education’s signing of the Admissions to School Act 2018

We will offer places as follows: 

  1. Siblings (on the pre-1st February 2020 list).
  2. If there is a waiting list from pre-1st February 2020, we will offer to that list next, on a first come, first served basis.
  3. All other children on a lottery basis.

In the event that the school is oversubscribed, Junior Infants must reach 4 years of age on or before 31st May of the year the school year concerned.

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