St Joseph’s Enrolment Policy is set out in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1998.  The Board of Management trusts that by so doing parents will be assisted in relation to enrolment matters.

The school recognises the central role of the family as the primary educator of the child.  The school also accepts and supports the constitutional rights and duty of the parents to provide for the religious, moral, intellectual, physical and social education of their children. The school aims to provide the best possible environment to cater for the cultural, educational, moral, physical, religious, social, linguistic and spiritual values and traditions of all its students, with the resources available to us.  The focus of the school philosophy is the education of the whole child to reach his/her full potential. We show special concern for the disadvantaged respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each person.  Conscious of the legacy of Catherine McAuley our school upholds the values and principles of a Christian education in the Catholic tradition.  Working together as a school community, the Board of Management, Principal, staff, parents and pupils will strive to provide an environment, which will allow all students to develop to their maximum potential and fulfil their role in society


Application for enrolment in the school is made by completing the School’s Registration Form, and returning it to the School Office.

The Application Form is available from the School Office. The completed application form must be accompanied by confirmation in writing that the parent and applicant accept the Code of Behaviour of the School. The Code of Behaviour outlines the policy in relation to suspension and expulsion in accordance with NEWB Guidelines.  A baptismal certificate (where applicable) must also be forwarded to the school with the completed Registration form.

Applications for enrolment for the next school year are made during the months of February and March. The last date for return of completed application forms is Monday 15th February, and all applications will be processed after this date.