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.
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.
When places are offered, parents/guardians are asked to accept, reject or defer the place offered. Parents/Guardians must reply in writing to confirm an offered place within 4 days of the date of offer. If a hard copy, written response is not received by the school in the time limit given, the child’s name will be removed from the pre-enrolment list in order to offer the place to the next child on the list.
Entry to Junior Infants can be deferred for one year only. Where entry is deferred the child’s name is inserted into the pre-enrolment list. Deferred names are placed on the pre-enrolment list according to the original enrolment date. This does not guarantee an offer of a place for Junior Infants the following year.
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.
Please note all children must be at least 4 years of age on or before the 31st August in the year they are due to start school (e. g. children born on or before 31/08/2015 will be eligible to start school in September 2019)".
ASD classes (Stepping Stones) for children with a diagnosis of Autism:
Enrolment for 2019 classes is now closed. For details please see enrolment policy:
Important update - 14th December 2018
Due to the planned commencement of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act, 2018, Stepaside Educate Together National School will not accept pre-enrolment application forms for September 2023 and beyond. A new Admission Policy will be approved with an annual admissions process for this intake group and further years.
For further details please read school enrolment policy: