Admissions Procedures for Cnoc Mhuire

Admissions/ Enrolment and Application Procedures for 2024

This year we are holding our annual Open Night on Thurs Oct 26th 2023. The principal’s address is at 7pm. The Open Night/ Enrolment Night is to facilitate sixth class pupils visiting Cnoc Mhuire and meeting our staff and viewing our facilities.  

We will visit all primary feeder schools in October 18th/ 19th 2022 and distribute our Prospectus and Application forms for Sept 2024. We have opened a special class for students with autism in Sept 2022.  Applications for admission for Sept 2024 will be accepted from Oct 26th to Nov 17th 2023. Applications after this date will be processed as late applications. Enrolment dates will be circulated to all the primary schools in the Cnoc Mhuire catchment area. Local newspapers and Parish notices are notified of these dates.

Please view/download our Admission Policy using the link below.

Cnoc Mhuire Admissions policy

Enrolment into First Year Cohort

Children will be enrolled into 1st year on receipt of the Application Form and a copy of their birth cert during the specified time-frame in Oct-November. Application forms are available for a 3 week period from Oct 26th to November 17th 2023. Our Open Night/ Enrolment Night is Thurs Oct 26th from 7pm- 9pm. This is to facilitate sixth class students visiting Cnoc Mhuire. Application forms and prospectuses are distributed to each 6th class student in all our feeder schools prior to Open Night. Applications after Nov 17th will be processed as late applications.  Parents must accept the school’s Code of Behaviour and agree that their son/ daughter will abide by it. 

Parents will be informed that they have a place by Dec 8th 2023 and they must accept this place by Dec 22nd 2023. If the school is oversubscribed, placement will be offered to children who meet the following selection criteria:

  • Those who come from feeder schools within the catchment area
  • Siblings of pupils already attending the school
  • Sons/daughters of past students
  • If a grandparent is  a past pupil
  • Any other student

Those who enrol must be aged 12 on 1st January in the calendar year following the child’s entry into First Year. (Birth Certificate required). This is the minimum age requirement for all Post Primary schools. First Year pupils take a CAT 4 assessment in the school in late February/ early March.  Equal mixed ability classes are formed based on the test results.

Click on the link below to complete online application form for enrolment 2024

Admission to Special Class for children with autism – please click on the digital online form below

Admission to Transition Year

Application for enrolment into Transition Year (Post-Junior Certificate) is made in April or early May. All prospective candidates are interviewed.

Transfer from another school

Application for enrolment into any other year, i.e. transfer from another second-level school, must normally be made before May 31st. All transfers from other second-level schools (at any time) are subject to:

  • The school’s admissions policy.
  • The provision, by the other school, of records outlining the student’s attendance, attainment, discipline and progress.
  • Availability of space.
  • Decisions, in relation to admissions, are made by the Board of Management in accordance with school policy and the principles of natural justice.
  • Parents have the right, under Section 29 of the Education Act, to appeal to the Trustees of the school or to the Secretary General of the Department of Education and Science in the event of a refusal by the school to enrol a student.

Repeat Students

Repeat students will be accepted if resources are available and subject choices are suitable.

Code of Behaviour Policy

All applicants and Parents/Guardians must sign the Code of Behaviour, available in the student diary and on school website.

Special Needs

Students with special educational needs are welcomed. The school will access such students’ records from primary school/individual educational programme in order to apply to the Department of Education and Science for resources to support students with special needs. Individual records may contain the following: educational, medical, physical or psychological reports. The SENO will be contacted in exceptional cases. In Sept 2022, we opened a special class for children with Autism