Coláiste Pobail Caisleán Cnucha Castleknock Community College

Coláiste Pobail Caisleán Cnucha Castleknock Community College
Coláiste Pobail Caisleán Cnucha
    Castleknock Community College


  Admissions Policy & Procedures


                             2018-2019




Mr John Cronin, Principal.

Secretary to the Board of Management.

Date 25th April 2017
Contents

1.   Introduction 				                                   Page 2


2.   Programmes									                                 Page 2


3.   Shared Enrolment Procedures							 Page 2
     3.1. Luttrellstown Community College Area A			      Page 3
     3.2. Castleknock Community College Area B
     3.3. Listed Primary Schools
     3.4. First & Second Preferences					                Page 4


4.   Selection Criteria for Castleknock CC					          Page 5


5.   Selection Criteria for Luttrellstown CC				         Page 7


6.   Enrolment Procedures at Castleknock CC				          Page 8
     6.1. In the calendar year preceding entry…
     6.2. Acknowledgement of receipt of application		    Page 9
     6.3. Administrative procedures/dates
     6.4. Proof of residence							                     Page 10
     6.5. Late Applications/Waiting List
     6.6. Entrance Assessments						                    Page 11


7.   Department of Education Regulations				            Page 11


8.   Transfer of student from another school				        Page 11


9.   Appeals									                                   Page 12




                                   Page 1
1.    Introduction
Castleknock Community College is part of the Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB (formerly The Co
Dublin V.E.C.) and was founded in 1995. Our College is a co-educational post-primary school
aspiring towards excellence in a caring and supportive environment.

As Castleknock Community College continues to cater to an ever-increasing population within its
catchment area, the Board of Management will review its Enrolment Procedures each year. In
their examination of this review it is the aim of the Board to maintain the highest standards in
terms of the quality of its educational provision and thus the total enrolment should not exceed
1100 pupils.

The Board of Management is committed to the successful implementation of the relevant
legislation, in particular the Education Act (1998), the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 and
the Equal Status Act 2000. The Board of Management fully subscribes to the principles of
partnership, accountability, transparency, inclusion, respect for diversity, parental choice and
equality.

2.    Programmes
The College operates within the regulations laid down from time to time by the Department of
Education and Skills and follows the curricular programmes prescribed by the Department of
Education and Skills, which may be amended from time to time, in accordance with Section 9
and 30 of the Education Act 1998.

Pupils at Junior and Senior Cycle follow a core programme, with a number of optional subjects.
The College also offers the option of the Transition Year Programme. Furthermore, where there
is a demand, the College may offer the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme and the Leaving
Certificate Vocational Programme.

3.    Shared Enrolment Procedures
Castleknock Community College and Luttrellstown Community College operate a shared enrolment
procedure. Both Colleges serve a common catchment area. The common catchment area will be
divided into two areas: A & B.

Both colleges have agreed to hold a full review of this Admissions Policy and
Procedures during 2017/2018

We will issue a statement on consultation and review of enrolment arrangements starting in 2017.
LCC have included proposed statements on the ‘Aonad LánGhaeilge’ and will issue further
documentation should this proposal proceed.


•     Both colleges will consult with the community and outline how circumstances have
      changed. We will seek local opinion in this new arena.
•     DDLETB will be involved in the process.
•     We will hold a Public Meeting to introduce the way forward
•     We hope to set up links from both schools websites to invite the community to answer a
      Questionnaire. This process will accept additional documents on behalf of community
      groups who wish to make additional submissions.


                                                Page 2
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     4. First Preference Applicants living in Area B not attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
	
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3     It is important that Parents/Guardians give careful consideration to their first
      and second preference and how the process will work.

3     If parents/guardians wish their daughter/son to be considered for both Colleges
      they must lodge a separate application form with both Colleges.
      Parents/Guardians will be required to indicate in the appropriate section of the application
      form whether they have an application with both Colleges.

3 If parents/guardians only apply to one College they will not be eligible for a place in the
  other College.
     o
		Example           One: If an applicant lives in Laurel Lodge (Area B) and has attended one
		       of the Listed Primary Schools and only applies to Luttrellstown Community College,
		       he/ she will be placed in Category Five of the College’s selection criteria. He/she
		       may not be offered a place in Luttrellstown Community College and therefore will
		       have to consider a second level school other than Castleknock Community College
		       and Luttrellstown Community College.

   o
		Example       Two: If an applicant lives in Woodbrook (Area A) and has attended one
		   of the Listed Primary Schools and only applies to Castleknock Community College,
		   he/she will be placed in Category Five (Zone 3) of the College’s selection criteria.
		   He/she may not be offered a place in Castleknock Community College and therefore
		   will have to consider a second level school other than Castleknock Community
		   College and Luttrellstown Community College.

3     Parents/Guardians who wish to be considered for both Colleges will be required to indicate
      their first and second preferences on the application forms. If an applicant who qualifies
      under Categories 1-6 is unsuccessful in their first preference, they will re-enter the selection
      process at Category 7. The Candidate may then be considered for their second preference.
      This process will take place before either College considers applications from outside the
      common catchment area.

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		Example       Three: If an applicant, resident in Area A (e.g. Woodbrook) indicates
		   Castleknock Community College as her/his first preference and Luttrellstown
		   Community College as her/his second preference and is not successful in securing a
		   place in Castleknock Community College, that applicant will not re-enter the process
		   until Category 7 applicants are being considered.

   o
		Example       Four: If an applicant, resident in Area B (e.g. Laurel Lodge) indicates
		   Luttrellstown Community College as her/his first preference and Castleknock
		   Community College as her/his second preference and is not successful in
		   securing a place in Luttrellstown Community College, that applicant will not re-enter
		   the process until Categories 7 applicants are being considered

3     If an applicant receives a first preference offer they will not be reconsidered for their
      second preference.

3     Both Colleges will liaise closely throughout the enrolment process.




                                               Page 4
ü If an applicant receives a first preference offer they will not be reconsidered for their second
         preference.

       ü Both Colleges will liaise closely throughout the enrolment process.
4.     Selection Criteria for Castleknock Community College
       4. Selection Criteria for Castleknock Community College
1.    Church of Ireland students attending Castleknock Church of Ireland National School.
   1. Church  of Ireland
      (See Note      1) students attending Castleknock Church of Ireland National School.
      (See Note 1)
2.    Siblings of existing students enrolled at Castleknock Community College. (See Note 2)
   2. Siblings of existing students enrolled at Castleknock Community College. (See Note 2)
3.    First Preference Applicants living in Area B attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
   3. First Preference Applicants living in Area B attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
Area BArea   B is defined
        is defined          as follows:
                      as follows:
               The Parish Boundary of        The Parish Boundary of      Luttrellstown as listed
               Our Lady Mother of the        St. Thomas the Apostle,     below*
               Church (St. Brigid’s),        Laurel Lodge
               Castleknock.
               Fernleigh                     Outfarm Lane                College Gate/Woodberry
               Luttrel Park                  Park Manor                  Mountain View Cottages
               Warren Park                   Oldfarm                     Homeleigh
               Burnell                       Carpenterstown Road         Diswellstown Cottages
               Bramley                       The Beeches                 Sandpits & Sandholes
               Mulberry                      Somerton Lane               Strawberry Beds**
               Diswellstown Manor            Hamilton Park               Bracken Park
       *Luttrellstown
       *LuttrellstownWood,
                        Wood, Avenue, Close,
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                                                                                                  Drive, Dale,
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       **
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   including Rugged Lane).
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   4. First Preference Applicants living in Area B not attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
4.     First Preference Applicants living in Area B not attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
5. 5. First
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                                                                                thePrimary  Schools.Schools.
                                                                                    listed Primary   Applicants
      in this category will be selected   based  on their proximity to the College.   (See
      Applicants in this category will be selected based on their proximity to the College.Note  3)
      (See Note 3)
6.      First Preference Applicants living in Area A not attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
        Applicants in this category will be selected based on their proximity to the College.
           5
        (See Note 3)
7.      Any applicant who was unsuccessful in the first round to LCC may be considered at this
        stage if they indicated their second preference to be Castleknock Community College and
        they meet the above criteria 1-6.
8.      Applicants from outside the catchment area may be considered for places when applications
        from all applicants in categories 1-7 above have been satisfied. This category will be divided
        into first and second preference applicants. Priority will be given to those applicants
        attending one of the listed Primary Schools (See Page 3).
9.      Finally, places will be offered to those students on the late waiting list as per date of receipt
        of application form.

If any category is oversubscribed random selection will be used to determine
places except in the case of the late waiting list.


                                                      Page 5
Note 1: Church of Ireland Applicants:

There is no non-fee paying Church of Ireland school in North-West Dublin. Consequently when the
College was established, it was designated as a feeder school for Church of Ireland children in order
to protect the rights of this minority, thus ensuring that a significant number of this community could
be educated together. It was also agreed that a representative of the Church of Ireland community
would be a member of the Board of Management. All Applicants in this category will be verified by
the Church of Ireland parish office in Castleknock.


Note 2 Sibling(s):

An Applicant to First Year 2018-19 shall be deemed to be a sibling of an existing student if s/he
has a sister/brother registered in the College during the period of the application process which
runs from May 2017 (application forms issued) to Friday 8th September 2017 (The closing date for
applications).


Note 3 Proximity:

       Applicants in categories 5 & 6 will be selected based on proximity.
       Nine zones have been created based on their general proximity to Castleknock Community
       College.
       Random selection will operate in each zone as ranked below. The first zone to be
       considered will be Zone 1 – Riverwood followed by Zone 2 Annfield etc.


The zones are as follows:

1.     Riverwood

2.     Annfield

3.     Woodbrook

4.     St Mochtas, Station Court, Station View, Portersfield, Windmill.

5.     Larch Grove, Lambourn, The Orchard, Weaver’s Row, Weaver’s Hall, Weaver’s Walk,
       The Village

6.     Aspen, Sorrel Park, Shelerin Road to Ongar Junction, Limelawn.

7.     Castlefield, Charnwood.

8.     Allendale Square, Windermere, Aldemere, Portersgate, Mount Symon.

9.     Kellystown Road, Rugged Lane, Barberstown, Barnhill.




                                                Page 6
5.     Selection Criteria for Luttrellstown Community College
1. First preference applicants who are siblings of existing students enrolled at Luttrellstown
   Community College. (See Note 1)
2. First preference applicants living in Area A attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
3. First preference applicants living in Area A not attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
4. First preference applicants living in Area B attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
5. First preference applicants living in Area B not attending one of the listed Primary Schools.
6. For applicants who have placed LCC as their second preference school and in the event that
   any places remain those second preference applicants will be allocated as per above criteria
   i.e. above 1-5
7. Applicats from outside the catchmentarea may be considered for places when applications
   from all applicants in categories 1-6 above have been satisfied.
   Priorty will be given to:
		         7.1    First preference applications to LCC
		         7.2    Attendance at listed primary schools
		         7.3    Applicants living abroad planning a return to Ireland who currently have a
			               residence in the catchment area.
		             7.4    Attendance at other local primary schools in the greater Blanchardstown area.
8.     Finally, places will be offered to those students on the waiting list as per the following
       criteria ;
		             8.1    Siblings will be prioritised initially when the first waiting list is compiled on
			                   October 1st 2018. Following this as per date of application.
		             8.2    Date of receipt of application form will be the key criteria. A lottery will help
			                   decide multiple applicants received on the same day.
       If any category is oversubscribed random selection will be used to determine
       the offer of places where necessary.
Notes:
Note 1 Siblings:
       An Applicant to First Year 2018-19 shall be deemed to be a sibling of an existing student
       if s/he has a sister/brother registered in the College during the period of the application
       process which runs from May 2017 (application forms issued) to Friday 8th September 2017
       (The closing date for applications).
Note 2 Scoil Choilm C.N.S:
       Following previous commitments by Co. Dublin VEC (now DDLETB) to Scoil Choilm C.N.S.
       all pupils attending Scoil Choilm CNS were given priority status up to 2017 year of entry.
       This was the final year of this agreed arrangement for students in Scoil Choilm.
Note 3. First & Second Preference
   (i) It is important that parents give careful consideration to their choice of 1st and 2nd
       preference on their application. Parents must state in the appropriate section of the form
       whether they have an application with both colleges. If parents/guardians wish their
       daughter/son to be considered for both colleges they must lodge an application form with
       both colleges indicating their first and second preference.
                                                  Page 7
6. Enrolment Procedures at Castleknock CC
   6. Enrolment Procedures at Castleknock CC
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                                                            September
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     will    ü apply:
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                                                                      Castleknock,
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             ü Class
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                                                           in   early
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                                                                                                                       total number
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                                                                     information
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             ü Scoil
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                                 Sackville
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                                                                          15. for15
                                                                       Year           the following school year are now being invited.
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             ü Scoil          ChoilmEducate
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                   St.
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                                                                      Main  theSt.,timeD.  onof
                                                                                       Castleknock,        15.      enrolment
                                                                                                                  request,      D.15
                                                                                                                               to    and requested to announce that
                                                                                                                                   Parent(s)/Guardians(s).
             ü Mount
                   applications
                   St.           Sackville
                            Francis Xavier,     National
                                         for places              School.
                                                           in First Dublin
                                                    Roselawn,          Year for15.    the following school year are now being invited.
             ü Scoil          Choilm
                               Oilbheir,   Community
                                             Clonsilla           National
                                                              Road,     DublinSchool.
                                                                                    15
                   The closing date for applications will usually be the last working day in September unless
                   For
             ü Castleknock
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                                         Educate
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                                                                       National
                                                               the Board.       TheareaSchool,
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                   enrolment
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                                   Friday     will&September
                                      information
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                                                            notified
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                                                                      forwarded
                                                                   Blanchardstown,
                                                                         2015      time    onofrequest,
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                                                                                                                    Dublin     to    and requested to announce that
                                                                                                                               15Parent(s)/Guardians(s).
             ü applications
                   St. Patrick’s for     Nat.places
                                                 School,   in First    Year for the
                                                                Luttrellstown,         D. following        15.                  school year are now being invited.
                   The closing
             ü Mount                   datemeet
                                 Sackville
                              Board    will     for    applications
                                                Nationalin early School.  will usually
                                                                     October      to consider                       be the
                                                                                                                         all last   working day
                                                                                                                              applications       and in   September
                                                                                                                                                      thereafter       unless
                                                                                                                                                                   places
6.2 Acknowledgement of Receipt of Application
3    All applications should be forwarded directly to the Principal of the College.

3    All applications are required to forward an original birth certificate with the Application
     Forms.

3    All applications must enclose two original documents that verify their place of residence.
     (see note 6:4)

3    A form of acknowledgement/receipt will be issued for each application received within a
     two week period of lodging the application form. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) who have not
     received an acknowledgement within this period are advised to contact the College
     immediately.

Proof of delivery of applications to the school will be the responsibility of
Parent(s)/Guardian(s).

6.3 Administrative Procedures/Dates.
3    On receipt and confirmation of all applications the Board of Management will meet to
     approve the list of applicants. No guarantee of a place in the College can be made to any
     applicant until the Board of Management has approved the appropriate quota of applications.

3    Confirmation of Places: Following a meeting of the Board of Management in early
     October Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be informed in writing whether a place is being offered
     to their child.

3    In October/November an interview is carried out with each applicant and their parent(s)/
     guardian(s).

3    In January/February students will sit their Entrance Assessments. Both Colleges will hold
     this assessment on the same day – usually the first Saturday in February.

3    In January/February the College will host an Information Evening for Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
     of incoming first year students, addressing the themes of Moving to Secondary School
     and Choosing the Right Subject Options.

3    In May/June, students are notified of their classes and subject choices. Also in May/June
     students will be invited to the College to meet with their mentors.

3    On the 1st September (unless otherwise determined by the Board of Management) school
     begins for First Year classes and later in the month or early October. Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
     will be invited to an informal Information Afternoon where they will meet their child’s
     tutor.

3    Please note that the College Guidelines for dealing with separated parents in
     relation to school meetings and communications is available on request from the
     College.
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6.4 Proof of Residence:
3     Due to the increasing demand for places in the College, the Board of Management has
      decided that proof of residence in the catchment area will be required at the time of
      application.

3     Parents will be required to produce when requested, two original pieces of documentation
      (see recommended list below). This documentation cannot be more than three months
      old. The Board of Management reserves the right to make enquiries to ascertain proof of
      residence, including reference to the Electoral Register.

3     The onus will be on the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) to offer evidence with regard to the criteria
      required concerning proof of residency in the catchment area.

3     Only the applicant’s primary resident will be considered for the purpose of enrolment.

3     Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of the applicant must be residing in Ireland at the time of application.
      Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must be available to attend all meetings associated with the
      enrolment process.

Acceptable documentation or verification purposes from two separate companies:
      •      Utility Bill (not an e.bill) Electricity,/Phone/Gas/Cable Television/Broadband Provider
		           Mobile Phone bills are not acceptable.
  •          Please note that we cannot accept E-bills as proof of residence
      •      Correspondence from an insurance company regarding an insurance policy.
      •      Original Statement (not an e-statement) from Bank/Building Society/Credit Union
      •      Letter from Department of Social Protection/Revenue
      •      Other official correspondence from an Irish state agency.
      •      This documentation cannot be more than three months old.


6.5 Late Applications/ Waiting List:
3     Applications received, following the closing date, will be placed on a waiting list.

3     Each application will be considered, according to the agreed criteria, only after all other
      applications have been dealt with.

3     Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of pupils on the waiting list will be informed whenever a suitable
      vacancy occurs and the parent(s) will have the option to accept or refuse the place offered
      to their child.

3     The waiting list will remain active until Friday 31st May 2019. Subsequently, should
      Parent(s)/Guardian(s) still wish their daughter/son to be considered for a place in the
      College they must reapply and complete a new application form.




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6.6 Entrance Assessments
Incoming First Year students are required to sit the College’s Entrance Assessment in the period
January/February preceding their entry to College. The Entrance Assessment for First Years 2018
will take place on Saturday 3rd February 2018. The purpose of this test is:

3      To ensure students are placed in their first year classes in keeping with our Mixed Ability
       philosophy.

3      To screen for students who may require learning support from the College.
  
7.     Department of Education Regulations
Eligibility for admission includes the following DES regulations:

3      Having reached the required age: 12 on the 1st January in the calendar year following the
       student’s entry into First Year.

3      Pupils of Irish nationality should have completed Sixth class in Primary School in the
       academic year prior to entry.

3      Students from other countries should have reached a comparable standard of education.

3      Students must be willing to accept the Code of Behaviour of the College. Confirmation
       in writing is required that parent(s)/guardian(s) and the student are in receipt of the Code
       of Behaviour.

8.     Transfer of a student from another school*
The College will make every reasonable effort to facilitate a student seeking a transfer to Castleknock
Community College. The Board of Management will decide on applications for admission to any year
other than First Year by applying the following criteria.

3      Is in agreement with the school’s Admission Procedure

3      Is in the best interest of the student

3      Is in the best interest of the College

3      Is of educational benefit to the student

3      That all relevant information from the applicant’s former school is made available. This may
       include the completion of a Reference Form as supplied by Castleknock Community College.

3      A consultation with the Educational Welfare Officer if necessary.

*A separate and more detailed policy is available for applicants transferring to
Castleknock Community College from another school.




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Where a student is considered for a place, providing such a place exists, the decision will be taken by
the Board of Management, in consultation with the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s), her/his former
school, the education welfare officer (if applicable), whether such a place be offered immediately, or
whether it would be better to wait until the beginning of the next academic year.

Note: Where there is any doubt or question in relation to any of the information provided
by Parent(s)/Guardian(s) in support of an enrolment application to this College, the
Board of Management reserves the right to use its discretion in relation to that enrolment
application. False or inaccurate information may invalidate any application.

9.      Appeals
The Board of Management reserves the right to refuse an application for admission in exceptional
circumstances. Education Welfare Act. 2000, Section 24; (5), Page 22. Education Act
1998, Section 29, Page 27; Circular Letter M48/01

The Board of Management of Castleknock Community College shall not refuse to admit as a student
a child, in respect of whom an application has been made, except where such a refusal is in
accordance with the policy published under Section 15 (2) (d) of the Education Act 1998.
Education (Welfare) Act 2000. (Section 19 (1).)

Should a student’s application for admission to the College be refused the Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
have the right to appeal, in the first instance, to the Board of Management of the College. In certain
circumstances the Board may make provision to meet the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) or the Parent(s)/
Guardian(s) may request a meeting with the Board of Management. The Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will
be informed in writing of the Board’s decision and the reasons why the student was not accepted
will be clearly stated. The right to appeal will be restated (Circular M48/01) and Parent(s)/
Guardian(s) will be advised of the subsequent procedures for appeals to the C.E.O. of the Dublin &
Dun Laoghaire ETB.

Appeals must be made, in writing, within 14 days of notification to the Parent(s)/
Guardian(s), of the Board of Management’s decision.

The Appeals Application Form will advise Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of the information
required for such appeals.
  
Should an applicant be unsuccessful in her/his appeal to the C.E.O., Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB.,
any subsequent appeal to the Secretary General of the Department of Education & Skills should
be made in writing within the specified time advised from the date the decision of the C.E.O. was
notified to the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) concerned. (Circular M48/01)

The Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and the Board of Management will be informed in writing of the decision
of the appeal.


Mr John Cronin, Principal.
Secretary to the Board of Management.
Date: Tuesday 25th April 2017




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