Monkstown Park Junior School

Enrolment

We strongly recommend that along with reading the information as set out below that you also read thoroughly our ENROLMENT POLICY under the policies section of our school website.

Monkstown Park Junior School is a Roman Catholic school which is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence in an environment that nourishes character development. We provide a welcome and inclusive climate for all our pupils and their families within our Catholic and caring ethos.

By enrolling in the school, both parents/guardians and their children, commit themselves to supporting the ethos of the college with regard to our identity as an independent Catholic Primary School.

The school also considers applicants from other faiths on the understanding that such applicants are willing to support the ethos of the College.

At the heart of the Monkstown Park Junior School experience is the Edmund Rice Schools Trust Charter. This Charter invites pupils to take responsibility for their school and their learning.

The application process:

You will start off your application process by filling out the Application form which is available to download from our website. At this stage you will be asked to submit a €100 Expression of interest fee with this initial application. This fee will only be refunded if a place is not offered. If there is a waiting list in place you will be given the opportunity at that point to place your child on the waiting list.

Please note that after you have submitted your application this does not automatically entitle your child to a place at Monkstown Park Junior School. A further meeting with prospective parents, child and Principal is held before a place is officially offered.

The Application form will request the following:

Name and address of child and parents/guardians

Date of birth

Contact telephone numbers/e-mail addresses

Details of any medical/psychological condition

Religion

Previous schools attended

Parent's occupation(s)

Pupils are expected to adhere to our Code Of Behaviour and Attendance Policy.

It is highly recommended that a child entering Junior Infants in the School should be either 5 years of age by the time they commence in the September or are just turning 5 years within the first few months of starting school.

We would advise that perspective Junior Infants would have completed their two year ECCE programme in Pre-school. This has really proven to be extremely beneficial for the children's social and emotional development in particular.

Order of Priority of Admission:

  1. Brothers and sisters of existing and past pupils.
  2. Sons/Daughters of past pupils.
  3. Sons and daughters of teaching and non- teaching staff who have at least one year's service in the school.
  4. The school reserves the right to allocate a limited number of places to applicants on grounds of compassion or under special circumstances.
  5. Allocation of remaining places will be prioritised on the basis of application date.

For categories 1, 2 and 3 above, the application to enter must be made to the Principal in the manner outlined above at least 12 months before the date of entry for the order of priority to apply.

Parents of children with Special Educational Needs:

Monkstown Park Junior School is privately funded as an Independent school, we receive no additional resources or funding for Special Educational Needs by the Department of Education and Skills. The Principal will meet with parents to discuss any needs that a child may have and the school's suitability in meeting those needs.

All students whose first language is not English are required to have a basic level and understanding of English. The school will meet with perspective parents and children prior to entry to discuss further.

Availability:

There are some spaces available in other classes however a copy of a recent school report and character reference will be requested where a child is transferring from another school along with any other relevant information relating to their application i.e. medical history etc. A meeting with the Principal, parents and prospective student is also carried out during this stage. We would strongly recommend that all older pupils transferring from another school commence at the start of the academic year.

Please see our enrolment policy under ‘School transfers’ for more information about this.

Once a place has been offered to your child it is secured on receipt of a completed Acceptance Form and a €500 non - refundable deposit which is offset against school fees.

As Monkstown Park Junior School is a feeder school for CBC Senior School, the boys are entitled to apply for a place in the Senior School provided they have attended the Junior School for at least 3 full academic years. Applications must be made separately to CBC Senior School.

Parents and perspective pupils are welcome to visit the school, meet with the Principal and see the school in action.

Appeals Procedure in the event of Refusal of Admission:

The Principal has the right to refuse admission to the school. Parents who have been refused admission for their child may appeal the decision in writing to the Principal who will forward any such appeal to the Board Of Management for consideration. The Board Of Management will consider such an appeal. Following which, the decision of the Board Of Management will be communicated to the parents.

Please leave your details in our 'Enquire' section and we will contact you. Alternatively, please phone the Office on 01-2842564 to find out more.

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