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                                                        ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE

Admissions Policy and Application Form

A copy of the school’s Admissions Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2024/2025 school year is available as follows: –

  • To download from this page

  • On request: By emailing or writing to: Kilgarriffe National School, Old Timoleague Road, Desert, Clonakilty, Co. Cork




PART 1 - Admissions to the 2024/2025 school year


Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2024/2025 school year

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants:


The school will commence accepting applications for admission on: 15th Jan 2024

The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on: 15th Feb 2024

The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application: 8th Mar 2024

The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is: 8th – 26th Mar 2024*


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*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn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 2024/2025 school year

The number of places being made available in Junior Infants is: 12



PART 2 - Admissions to the 2023/2024 school year


Information regarding the admission process for the Intake Group for Junior Infants for the 2023/2024 school year


In respect of 2023/2024 school year, the total number of applications for admission received by the school was: 4


Breakdown of places allocated for the 2023/2024 school year:

  • Number of places available: 12

  • Number of applications received: 4

Number of offers made and accepted under each criteria:

  • Priority Category 1: Applicants who are members of the Church of Ireland or a Protestant reformed church or of a minority religion which has the same or similar religious ethos, living in Clonakilty Union of Parishes or Ross union of Parishes – 1 place offered, 1 place accepted.

  • Priority Category 2: Applicants living within a 20km radius of the school –  3 places offered, 3 places accepted.

  • Priority Category 3: All other applicants – 0 places offered, 0 places accepted.


Total number of offers made: 4

Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concerned:0

The Kilgarriffe National School Notification of 'Intention to Apply Form 1' can be downloaded below:

In conjunction with admissions please read the Kilgarriffe National School Admissions Policy, Code of Behaviour and Ethos Statement. All of these can be downloaded below :

The Kilgarriffe National School Code of Behaviour can be downloaded below:

The Kilgarriffe National School Notification Ethos Statement can be downloaded below:

The Kilgarriffe National School Positive Behaviour Policy can be downloaded below:

The Kilgarriffe National School Internet Acceptable Use Policy can be downloaded below:

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