Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy Notice – September 2023

Dear Prospective Parent/Guardian,  

In 2020 The Board of Management of Cork Educate Together N.S. ratified a new Admissions Policy which complies with the requirements of the Education Act 1998, the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018 and the Equal Status Act 2000. This policy was approved by the Patron of the school, the Executive Committee. 

The new Admissions Policy replaces our previous Enrolment Policy and as such we are not allowed to accept names on any of our waiting lists since February 2020. However we are allowed to honour our existing waiting lists and the criteria associated with them up to and including the Junior Infant class of 2024/2025. Below is an an overview of how the new Admissions Policy will be phased in.

Applicants for September 2024:
If there are places available in 2024 (beyond those filled from waiting list already in place) then the  following process will be applied:

  1. An Annual Admissions Form will be published on this website 
  2. A three-week admissions period will follow publication of the Annual Admissions Form
  3. All applications received during this time will be judged according to the criteria in the new Admissions Policy and as also outlined below.
  • Siblings of children enrolled in the school at this time.
  • Children who have reached age 4 before the 31st December the year before they are applying for.
  • Children who have reached age 4 before the 30th April of the year they are applying for.
  • All other applicants.

Applicants for September 2025 onwards:
All places for Junior Infants from September 2025 onwards will be filled according to the new Admissions Policy process outlined above 

The policy is available in full here.

The Educate Together Charter of 1990 affirms that children of all social, cultural, religious and non-religious backgrounds have a right to an education that reflects their individual identity whilst exploring the different values and traditions of the world in which they live.

This is an established single stream school opened in 1987. There is an administrative principal, eight class teachers and four learning support/resource teachers.

Our children achieve high levels of success and our past pupils are well represented in a wide range of Third Level courses and careers.

Cork Educate Together N.S. Delivers:

Quality teaching and learning in an environment driven by our ethos.

Our ethos is one of inclusivity and the celebration of difference.

Our ethos is supported by the four principles of the school:

  • We are a multi–denominational school
  • We are co-educational
  • The curriculum is child–centred
  • We strive towards the highest standards of democracy in the running of the school.
Learn Together

The Ethical Education Curriculum aims to nurture and develop in our children a caring responsible approach to society.

It is delivered under these four strands:

  1. The Moral and Spiritual Strand.
  2. The Equality and Justice Strand.
  3. The Belief System Strand.
  4. The Ethics and Environment Strand.

This programme is critical to the delivery of the Educate Together Ethos.

Our Motto

“LEARN TOGETHER TO LIVE TOGETHER” includes the whole school community.

There is active participation by parents in the daily life of the school, with positive affirmation of the professional role of the teachers.