Enrolment

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Enrolment Policy 2020-21

Introductory Statement
This policy was written by the Board of Management of Our Lady’s Grove Primary School in consultation with teachers and parents. This policy is set out in accordance with the provision in the Education Act 1998, the Education Welfare Act 2000, the Equal Status Act 2000 and the Disabilities Bill 2005. No child is refused admission for reasons of ethnicity, special educational needs, disability, language/accent, gender, traveller status, asylum seeker/refugee status, religious/political beliefs and values, family or social circumstances. The enrolment policy of Our Lady’s Grove Primary School is, subject to the requirements imposed by law, the responsibility of the Board of Management under the general supervision of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (The Trustees).

Mission Statement
We strive to create a loving, caring and nurturing environment conducive to the attainment of the true educational, spiritual and moral potential of each individual, thereby enabling our children to participate as responsible individuals within their immediate communities at present and ultimately within society as a whole.

School Ethos
Our Lady’s Grove Primary School is a Roman Catholic primary school under the patronage of the Archbishop of Dublin and under the trusteeship of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary, in keeping with the educational philosophy of St. Claudine Thévenet. We are committed to an education that fosters personal growth, self-worth and openness to the spiritual dimension of life for all its children. The Board of Management reserves its right to promote and uphold a Catholic ethos under Section 7(3) of the Equal Status Act, while also recognising, respecting and welcoming the diversity of values, beliefs, traditions and ways of life in our society. The development of the curriculum for Religious Education remains the responsibility of the church authorities.

Aims of Enrolment Policy
To provide information and clarification for parents who apply to have their children enrolled in Our Lady’s Grove Primary School from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Our Lady's Grove Primary School Enrolment Policy will be reviewed annually.

Exceptional Circumstances
In very exceptional circumstances, The Board of Management reserves the right to make a decision in respect of an application for admission to Our Lady's Grove Primary School. This will be done in consultation with the Principal.

The Board of Management reserves the right to refuse admission in the event that:

• Parents refuse to allow a child to remain in the classroom during a particular class lesson - as distinct from being taught the particular lesson. This requirement is for safety reasons and to ensure that there is adequate supervision of pupils at all times
• In the event that your child is offered a place and it is found that the information given is incorrect
• For some exceptional reason the Board of Management believes that a child should not be enrolled
Should any special family circumstances be attached to an application, these will be considered by the Board of Management. The final decision in relation to enrolment rests with the Board of Management.

Appeals Process
Parents/Guardians, under the Education Act 1998 (section 29), have the right to appeal decisions by the Board of Management in relation to enrolment or exclusion, to the Secretary General of the Department of Education & Skills on the official form provided by the Department.
http://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/Appeal-against-Permanent-Exclusion-Suspension-or-Refusal-to-Enrol/

Our Lady’s Grove Enrolment Policy is available on our website and as a hard copy from the office and by post if requested.

Data Protection
The school acknowledges its obligations as a data controller under the Data Protection Acts 1988 - 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information obtainedfor the purposes of allocating places in the school to applicant children will only be used and disclosed in a manner which is compatible with this purpose. Only such personal data as are relevant and necessary for the performance of this function will be retained. The school undertakes to ensure that such information is processed fairly, that it is kept safe, secure, accurate, complete, and up to date. Individuals have the right to have any inaccurate information rectified or erased.

Enrolment Criteria
In recent years, applications have exceeded the number of places available. In the event of over subscription, the following criteria will be used to prioritise the Pre-Enrolment Form Junior Infants (2020/21). Within each of these categories, applicants will be prioritised by age with preference given to older children.


Category A - Applicants who have/had siblings enrolled in Our Lady’s Grove Primary School including step siblings or foster children resident in the family home

- Applicants who are children of staff working at Our Lady’s Grove Primary School
- Applicants who are the children of Past Pupils of Our Lady's Grove Primary School

Category B - Applicants within the designated catchment area. (Details of the designated catchment area are listed at the end of this document. If you believe your address to be in the designated catchment area and it is not listed, please contact the school.)

Category C - Applicants from outside the designated catchment area. (Details of the designated catchment area are listed at the end of this document.)

Code of Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy
Children enrolled in our school are required to support and co-operate fully with the school’s Code of Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy, as well as with all other policies relating to the curriculum, organisation and management of the school. A copy of the school’s Code of Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policies are available on the website www.ourladysgrove.ie
The Board of Management places the responsibility on parents and guardians to ensure that their child/children co-operate with these codes in an age-appropriate manner.

Special Educational Needs
Our Lady’s Grove welcomes children with physical disabilities and special educational needs. Our priority is to ensure that the child’s needs will be successfully provided for in our school. On the Pre-Enrolment Form, parents/guardians are asked to outline the details of their child’s disability and/or special educational needs. The Board of Management requests a copy of the child's medical and psychological reports, if available. Assessment reports will assist us in establishing the educational and care needs of the child and in profiling the support services required. The principal will meet with the parents/guardians to discuss the child's needs. Where necessary, a conference involving all parties will be held, which may include parents, Principal, SEN team and Special Education Needs Organiser (SENO) as appropriate.

PRIMARY ONLINE DATABASE (POD) Department of Education and Skills
The Department of Education and Skills requires the following details about your child: Name, Address, Date of Birth, Nationality and PPS number. For further information, you may access ‘POD Fair Processing Notice’ on the POD area of the Department’s website:
http://www.education.ie/en/Advanced-Search/?q=POD%20Fair%20Processing%20Notice

Enrolment Process for Junior Infants (2020/21)

SEPTEMBER 2019

Enrolment Process for Junior Infants 2020/21 opens on 1st September 2019 and closes on 30th September 2019. Parents seeking to enrol their child/children in Our Lady’s Grove Primary School for Junior Infants 2020/21 must submit a completed Pre-Enrolment Form Junior Infants (2020/21) which becomes available on the school’s website at www.ourladysgrove.ie from 30th August 2019.
Pre-Enrolment Forms received after 30th September 2019 will be deemed as late applications and names will be placed on a Late Application List. These forms will be categorised according to our Enrolment Policy and will remain separate from the Main Waiting List. If or when all of the children on the Main Waiting List have been offered a place, then the Late Application List will come into effect according to the categories specified in our Enrolment Policy.

It is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian to submit a Pre-Enrolment Form Junior Infants (2020/21) during September 2019.
Children enrolling for Junior Infants 2020/21 must be at least 4 years of age by the 31st March 2020.


OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER 2019

In October 2019, Pre-Enrolment Form Junior Infants (2020/21) will be prioritised by age in each category in accordance with our Enrolment Policy. The names of children for whom a Pre-Enrolment Form Junior Infants (2020/21) has been submitted between 1st September and 30th September 2019 will be placed on the Main Waiting List. This does not guarantee a place. Pre-Enrolment Forms received after the 30th September will be late applications, categorised according to our Enrolment Policy and added to the Late Application List. When all of the children on the Main Waiting List have been offered a place, the Late Application List come into effect.


Offers and Acceptance of Places

Beginning with applicants from Category A, places will be offered to applicants from the Main Waiting List. (Preference given to older children)
The process of offering places will continue in accordance with the Enrolment Policy until the two Junior Infant classes are full.


• 1st offers going out on 21st October 2019 - Acceptance by 4th November 2019

• 2nd offers 11th November 2019 - Acceptances by 22nd November 2019

To confirm your acceptance of the place, the following documents must be submitted within ten working days of the date of offer.

Relevant Documentation

1. Acceptance Form
2. Original Birth Certificate
3. Current Utility Bill with home address

Once you have accepted a place for your child in our school his/her details will be entered on the Pupil Online Database (POD) with the Department of Education & Skills.

Should your child be offered a place and it is found that the information given is incorrect/omitted the offer will be rescinded.

The Main Waiting List

● Parents who do not receive an initial offer of a place and are on the Main Waiting List will receive regular updates
● Having received written confirmation and all documentation from parents whose child/children have been offered a place, we will inform those on the Main Waiting List when all Junior Infant places have been filled


The Late Application List

• All Pre-Enrolment Forms submitted after 30th September 2019 are deemed to be late applications
• The Late Application List comes into effect after the Main Waiting List has been cleared
• Late applications will be categorised according to our Enrolment Policy

Children Transferring from Another School to Our Lady’s Grove Primary School

While recognising the right of parents to make application for their child to the school of their choice, the Board of Management of Our Lady’s Grove Primary School must respect and uphold the rights of the existing school community and in particular, the children already enrolled.

The Board of Management reserves the right to determine the maximum number of children in each separate classroom bearing in mind:

● The primary school staffing schedule, as determined by the Department of Education, operates on the basis of a general average of 1 classroom teacher for every 27 pupils

● Educational needs of children of a particular age

● Presence of children with special educational/behavioural/language needs

● Safety of pupils and teachers

Parents wishing to transfer their child/children from another school into Our Lady’s Grove must complete and submit a Transfer Form. This form is only available from the school office and is only submitted during the second term (January – March) for the following academic year. These forms will be categorised according to the Enrolment Policy and the children’s names placed on a class waiting list. Applications will be processed in April and parents will be informed by the 31st May.

Children wishing to transfer from other schools are subject to:

● The Department of Education Rules governing National Schools
● Our Lady’s Grove Enrolment Policy
● Our Lady’s Grove school rules and procedures
● Availability of space in the class into which the child wishes to enter

Mid-year Enrolment
Families moving into the catchment area may seek to enrol their child/children in Our Lady’s Grove. While recognising the right of parents to make application for their child to the school of their choice, the Board of Management of Our Lady’s Grove Primary School must respect and uphold the rights of the existing school community and in particular, the children already enrolled. The Board of Management reserves the right to determine the maximum number of children in each separate classroom bearing in mind:

● The primary school staffing schedule, as determined by the Department of Education, operates on the basis of a general average of 1 classroom teacher for every 27 pupils
● Educational needs of children of a particular age
● Presence of children with special educational/behavioural/language needs
● Safety of pupils and teachers

A Mid-Year Enrolment Form must be submitted. This form is only available from the school office. Applications are processed immediately.

Children wishing to enrol are subject to:
● The Department of Education Rules governing National Schools
● Our Lady’s Grove Enrolment Policy
● Our Lady’s Grove school rules and procedures
● Availability of space in the class into which the child wishes to enter

Code of Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy
Children enrolled in our school are required to co-operate with and support the School/Board of Management’s Code of Behaviour as well as other policies on curriculum, organisation and management. The Board of Management places the responsibility on Parents/Guardians to ensure that their child/children co-operate with school policies in an age-appropriate manner. School policies are reviewed and amended from time to time. Parents will be made aware of changes made to policies.

Special Educational Needs
Our Lady’s Grove welcomes children with physical disabilities and special educational needs. Our priority is to ensure that the child’s needs will be successfully provided for in our school. On the Pre-Enrolment Form, parents/guardians are asked to outline the details of their child’s disability and/or special educational needs. The Board of Management requests a copy of the child's medical and psychological reports, if available. Assessment reports will assist us in establishing the educational and care needs of the child and in profiling the support services required. The principal will meet with the parents/guardians to discuss the child's needs. Where necessary, a conference involving all parties will be held, which may include parents, Principal, SEN team and Special Education Needs Organiser (SENO) as appropriate.

The Board of Management reserves the right to refuse admission in the event that:

• Parents refuse to allow a child to remain in the classroom during a particular class lesson - as distinct from being taught the particular lesson. This requirement is for safety reasons and to ensure that there is adequate supervision of pupils at all times

• Your child is offered a place and it is found that the information given is incorrect/omitted

• For some exceptional reason the Board of Management believes that a child should not be enrolled
Should any special family circumstances be attached to an application these will be considered by the Board of Management. The final decision in relation to enrolment rests with the Board of Management.

Right of Appeal
Section 29 of the Education Act 1998 provides for a right of appeal against a decision to refuse enrolment. Where a child is refused admission, the Principal will advise the parents of their right to appeal to the trustees and the Department of Education and Skills. Further information on Section 29 Appeals is available at
http://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/Appeal-against-Permanent-Exclusion-Suspension-or-Refusal-to-Enrol/

Our Lady’s Grove Enrolment Policy is available on our website and as a hard copy from the office and by post if requested.

The Board of Management will review this policy annually.

This policy was reviewed and amended in June 2019 and will be reviewed in June 2020.

 

Catchment Area 2020-21

1. Alexandra Court
2. Alexandra Terrace
3. Alexandra Villas
4. Annaville Grove
5. Annaville Park
6. Annaville Residence
7. Annaville Terrace
8. Annsbrook
9. Beechmount Drive
10. Belfield Close
11. Belfield Downs
12. Bird Avenue
13. Charlton Lawn
14. Churchfields
15. Clonskeagh Road
16. Clonskeagh Square
17. Coolgraney Avenue
18. Dundrum Road
19. Embassy Lawn
20. Farmhill Drive
21. Farmhill Park
22. Farmhill Road
23. Friarsland
24. Friarsland Avenue
25. Friarsland Road
26. Frankfort
27. Gledswood Avenue
28. Gledswood Close
29. Gledswood Drive
30. Gledswood Park
31. Glenard Hall
32. Goatstown Avenue
33. Goatstown Close
34. Goatstown Road
35. Harlech Crescent
36. Harlech Downs
37. Harlech Grove
38. Harvard
39. Hawthorn Avenue
40. Hawthorn Close
41. Hawthorn Grove
42. Hawthorn Meadows
43. Hawthorn Walk
44. Highfield Park
45. Hollywood Drive
46. Hollywood Park
47. Laburnum Road
48. Larchfield
49. Larchfield Park
50. Larchfield Road
51. Leinster Lawn
52. Magenta Terrace
53. Maple Road
54. Milltown Bridge Road
55. Mount Carmel Road
56. Mount Carmel Avenue
57. Mulvey Crescent
58. Mulvey Park
59. Nutgrove Park
60. Old Rectory Park
61. Olivemount Grove
62. Olivemount Road
63. Olivemount Terrace
64. Ophaly Court
65. Orchard Square
66. Roebuck Downs
67. Roebuck Lawn
68. Roebuck Park
69. Roebuck Park House
70. Roebuck Road
71. Rosemount Court
72. Rosemount Crescent
73. Rosemount Estate
74. Rosemount Glade
75. Rosemount Park
76. Rosemount Way
77. Saint Aidan's Drive
78. Sommerville
79. St. Joseph's Grove
80. Sunnybank Court
81. Taney Avenue
82. Taney Court
83. Taney Crescent
84. Taney Green
85. Taney Grove
86. Taney Park
87. Taney Rise
88. Taney Road
89. The Grove
90. The Maples
91. Trimbleston
92. Victoria Terrace
93. Westbrook
94. White Oaks
95. Whitebeam Avenue
96. Whitebeam Road
97. Whitethorn Road
98. Willowfield Avenue
99. Willowfield Park
100. Woodbine Terrace
101. Wynnsward Drive
102. Wynnsward Grove
103. Wynnsward Park

This list was compiled using Google maps with boundaries of Dundrum Road, Taney Road, Goatstown Road, Clonskeagh Road to the Dodder River.

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