Stepping Stones Enrolment is now closed. Applicants will be notified of the
decision on their submitted application within 3 weeks of the closing
date for applications.
The new Stepaside ETNS Annual Admissions Policy for 2022 and beyond can be accessed HERE.
Late applications for 2022/2023 - please submit applications below. You will be placed on a waiting list. A place cannot be guaranteed.
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), by way of lottery (October submissions) or in date order of when they were received (late applications).
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.
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 Junior Infant places as follows:
- Siblings on the pre-1st February 2020 list.
- 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.
- Siblings on the New Admissions list.
- 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 school year concerned. Please refer to SETNS Admissions Policy for further details.