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Dalkey School Project NS ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE in respect of admissions to the 2021/2022 school year

Admission Policy and Application Form

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the year 2021-2022 is available as follows: –

To download at: www.dspns.ie

On request: By emailing info@dspns.ie 

 PART 1 – Admissions to the 2021-2022 school year

Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2021-2022

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants 

The school will commence accepting applications for admission on  1st October 2020
The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on  23rd  October 2020
The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is     13h  November 2020
The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission isTwo weeks from 13th  December 2020*

Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s Admission Policy.

*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn

Number of places being made available in 2021-2022

The number of places being made available in junior infants is    29

Every November, Dalkey School Project NS issues Confirmation of Interest letters regarding school placement to applications that have been accepted prior to the commencement of Section 62 of the Education (Admission to Schools) 2018 on 1 February 2020. The number of Confirmation of Interest letters between 300 and 400 and the number of confirmation of interests is between 150 and 200. These applications must be offered a place before applications submitted in November 2020.

PART 2 – Admissions to the 2020-2021 school year

In respect of the 2020-2021 school year, the total number of applications for admission received by the school was 178.

Breakdown of places allocated for the 20/21 school year:
Number of places available:29
Number of applications received:178
Number of Offers made and accepted under each criteria:Criterion One: Qualifying Siblings – 13 places offered; 11 accepted Criterion Two: First Come, First Served – 51 places offered; 17 accepted
Total number of offers made64
Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concerned.110

Admission Policy and Application Form: 

Click for a copy of the school’s  Admission Policy  for the year 2021-2022

The Junior Infants class at DSPNS tends to be oversubscribed. When submitting late applications, please be aware your child’s name will be added to the end of a list of approximately 150+ applicants. Refer to section 7 of our Admissions Policy

Click for online application form for the year 2021-2022

Preparation for changes to enrolment policy as required by Admissions Act 2018

Due to the commencement of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act, 2018, Dalkey School Project NS will not accept pre-enrolment application forms for September 2024 (and following years).

The existing policy (Enrolment Policy 2018) will apply for allocation of junior infant places until September 2023.  Further updates will be added to the website when available.

Due to the Minister for Education and Skills signing a Commencement Order in respect of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act, no further applications/pre-enrolment forms can be accepted after 31 January 2020.


Pre-enrolments confirmed in writing to an applicant that their child has been placed on a list for the purpose of allocating school places for the 2021/2022 school year or subsequent years before 1 February 2020, remain valid and the Board of Management will apply selection criteria based on our existing admissions policy (Enrolment Policy 2018). Such applications or pre-enrolment lists will cease to exist five years from the commencement of section 62 – the 31st January 2025 – as set out in the Act.