Admissions to Primary School 2019

 If your child's birthday is between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 they will be due to start primary school in September 2019.


School applications open:   Monday 17 September 2018 9am

School applications close:   Tuesday 15 January 2019 5pm

National Offer Day of allocated places:   Monday 16 April 2019

Deadline for lodging appeals by:  Friday 10 May 2019

Appeal dates for St Thomas More:    Wednesday 19 June and Thursday 20 June 2019

Reallocation begins:   Monday 20 May 2019

Reallocation ends:   Tuesday 31 December 2019



Parents whose applications for places are unsuccessful may appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel set up in accordance with section 85(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Appeals must be made in writing and must set out the reasons on which the appeal is made. Appeals should be made to the Admissions Appeal Clerk at the school address. Parents/Carers have the right to make oral representations to the Appeal Panel. Infant classes are restricted by legislation to 30 children.  Parents should be aware that an appeal against refusal of a place in an infant class may only succeed if it can be demonstrated that:

  • The admission of additional children would not breach the infant class size limit; or
  • The admission arrangements did not comply with admissions law or had not been correctly and impartially applied and the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had complied or had been correctly and impartially applied; or
  • The panel decided that the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case.