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Annual Admission Notice 2023-2024

St. Finian's College

Copies of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 20204-2025 school year are available as follows: –

To download at: www.stfinianscollege.ie

On request: By emailing  opennight2023@stfinianscollege.ie or in writing to: 

Principal, St Finian’s College, Old Longford Road, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, N91H593.

  1. Application and Decision Dates for admission to 1st Year for 2024-2025
1.The school will commence accepting applications for admission on  16th October 2023
2.The school will cease accepting applications for admission on  6th   November  2023
3.Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision on their application by 10th November 2023
4.Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by Return at enrolment afternoon 14th November or by post before 17th November 2023. 

Failure by an applicant to accept an offer by the 17th November 2023 may result in the offer being withdrawn.

  1. Application and Decision Dates for admission to Special Classes St Phyl’s & St Martha’s for 2024-2025           
1.The school will commence accepting applications for admission to the special class on  16th October 2023
2.The school shall cease accepting applications for admission to the special class on6th   November  2023
3.Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application for admission to the special class by10th November 2023
4.Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by Return at enrolment afternoon 14th November or by post before 17th November 2023. 

Failure by an applicant to accept an offer by 17th November 2023 may result in the offer being withdrawn.

  1. Number of places being made available in the 2023/24 school year
The number of places being made available in 1st year is150
The number of residential places is (boarding schools only)N/A
The number of non-residential places is (boarding schools only)N/A
The number of places being made available in the special class catering for students with ASD  is dependent on the number of students leaving the St Phyl’s or St Martha’s1
  1. Number of places in 1st year for the 2023/2024 school year which were offered and accepted before 18th November 2022.
The number of places for 1st year that were offered and accepted prior to the coming into operation of section 62 of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 on 1 February 2020 is 180
  1. Breakdown of applications in the previous year (only required if the school was oversubscribed in the previous year)

The total number of applications for admission received by the school for admission in 1st year in the 2023/2024 school year was 517.

Breakdown of places allocated for 1st  Year for the 2021/2022 school year:
Number of places available180
Number of applications received517
Offers made and accepted under each criteriaCriteria 1: Music Scholarship: (some were siblings/non priority pupils)
Offered :11
Accepted: 7
Criteria 2: Priority places:
Siblings of present /past pupils Offered: 104
Accepted: 92
Criteria 3: 
Children of present/former employees (some were already siblings of present or former pupils)
Accepted: 4
Criteria 4:
Children of past pupils/Grandchildren of past pupils
Offered 21:
Accepted: 17
Criteria 5: Age
Offered: 60
Accepted: 60
Application List remains the waiting list
Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concerned ( as of Nov 2022)258

The total number of applications for admission received by the school for admission in the special class catering for students with ASD in the 2023/2024 school year was:

Breakdown of places allocated for Special Class for the 2023-2024 school year:
Number of places available3
Number of applications received10
Number of Offers made and accepted under each criteriaCriteria 1:
Sibling priority:
Criteria 2: Special Class to Special Class 
Accepted:3
Criteria 3: Recommendation from Psychologist
N/A
Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concerned7

The total number of applications for admission received by the school for admission to the residential element of the school for 1st year in the 2023/2024 school year was 0

Breakdown of residential places allocated for 1st year  for the 2023-2024 school year:
Number of places availablen/a
Number of applications receivedn/a
Number of Offers made and accepted under each criteriaCriteria 1: 
Criteria 2: 
Criteria 3: 
Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concernedn/a

The total number of applications for admission received by the school for admission as a day pupil of the school for 1st year in the 2023-2024 school year was 0. 

Breakdown of day pupil places allocated for 1st year  for the 2023-2024 school year:
Number of places availablen/a
Number of applications receivedn/a
Number of Offers made and accepted under each criteriaCriteria 1: 
Criteria 2: 
Criteria 3: 
Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concernedn/a

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    Mullingar
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