Enrolment Information.

ENROLMENT APPLICATION INFORMATION.

An Enrolment Application Period and a specific ‘Open Day’ for all enrolment applications to Kilmacrennan N.S. is held annually. in late January/early February.   The school community is informed of the dates, time and venue of the Open Day through the

– parish newsletter/  Informing pupils in the school/  Notices in the Donegal News and Tírconaill Tribune newspapers and a notice on the school website.

Please note that an application for enrolment does not guarantee a place for each child.

Please note that applications received prior to the application deadline do not assume priority over applications received by the closing date, but will be assessed by the criteria of the Enrolment Policy.

The Board of Management will notify all Round One applicants of their decision during the month of February or March.

Should the number of applicants exceed the number of places, priority will be given to the oldest children in the priority categories identified in the School Enrolment Policy. The Enrolment Policy, which includes these categories, is available from the School Principal.

Applications received after the Round One application deadline date, but before April 30th,  will be placed on a Criteria One waiting list, or a waiting list for Criteria A-E applicants. Places, if available, will be offered in order of age within these categories. Successful applicants will be informed by May 30th.  A further application process may follow, subject to available places, as decided by the Board of Management.

If transferring from another school, it is school policy that the Principal Teacher will make contact with the Principal of that school, seeking pupil progress reports, and other information, prior to the offering of a place.

The BOM reserves the right to refuse enrolment in exceptional circumstances if, in the opinion of the BOM, there is evidence of an unacceptable risk to other pupils, school staff or school property.

The BOM  reserves the right to refuse enrolment when it has determined that the school is full. This has been determined as when the total enrolment figure of the school reaches one pupil less than the appointment figure for a further mainstream class teacher.

The BOM reserves the right to refuse enrolment to a specific class stream when it has determined that the maximum permissible number of pupils in a single class has been reached.

Where a Board of Management refuses to enrol a student in a school, the parents have a statutory entitlement under Section 29 of the Education Act to appeal that decision to the Secretary General of the Dept of Education and Skills.

Intake numbers may fluctuate from year to year, depending on whole school enrolment.

Please contact the School Principal for enrolment applications/queries/information.

  • School Holidays

    • Easter Holidays
      The school will close on Friday, 3rd April and re-open on Monday, 20th April.
    • May Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 4th May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 1st June.
    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      The school will close on Friday, 19th June.

      All dates are provisional and subject to change.

      The BOM reserves the right to use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to make up for unforeseen closures.
    • 2020-2021 School Re-opening
      Re-opening for pupils on Wed 26th August 2020.
    • Halloween Break
      Closed from Mon-26th Oct -Fri-30th Oct 2020.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Tues, 22nd December 2020.

      Re-opening Wed, 6th January 2021.
    • February Mid-term 2021
      Closed on Thurs, 18th and Fri, 19th Feb 2021.
    • Easter Holidays 2021
      Closing on Fri, 26th March 2021.

      Re-opening on Mon,12th April 2021.
    • May Bank Holiday
      May Bank Holiday; 3rd May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      June Bank Holiday; 7th June.
    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      Provisional Closing date; Fri, 18th June 2021.

      These dates are provisional and subject to change.