Places for the 2022/2023 School Year

Spaces available, subject to Board of Management approval, for the current year are as follows:

  • Junior Infants – 2 places
  • Senior Infants – FULL
  • 1st Class – FULL
  • 2nd Class – 1 place
  • 3rd Class – FULL
  • 4th Class – 12 places
  • 5th Class – 12 places
  • 6th Class – contact school
  • ASD Class – FULL

These figures are correct as of July 2022 but please contact the school office on for up to date information as the situation is constantly changing.

Junior Infants August 2023 Entry and beyond

Applications for school places open each October for the coming school year.

Applications for Junior Infants 2023 will open in October 2022.  When applications open, parents should complete an online application which will be posted on this page.

If you would like to be informed of when applications open for your child, please  send an email to the, giving us your child’s name, date of birth and your contact details, and we will notify you when applications are open for your chosen year.

Even if you have previously completed an application form (our old Admissions and Enrolment Policy allowed parents to complete the application form at any time) we advise you to still contact the school to check we have your application on file.  

Places will be allocated in accordance with our Admissions and Enrolment Policy, with priority given to:

  • Siblings of children already attending St Francis and children of staff members.
  • Children who have reached their 4th birthday by 31st March of the year on entry.
  • Children living in the school catchment area.


Application Procedure

For more information, please refer to our Admissions and Enrolment Policy.

For more information and advice for parents of children starting in primary school read the National Parents Council publication Making the transition from Early Education to Primary Education.


Do I have to pay to send my child to school?

In Ireland all children are entitled to free primary and post-primary education.  Like most primary schools, St Francis NS is funded by the state.

It is the legal responsibility of the parents/guardians to pay for their child’s uniform, books, materials, trips etc.  To facilitate this, we have a book purchase/rental scheme.

If however you have difficulty meeting these costs you may be entitled to a back to school grant.  The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme is open from 1 June to 30 September.  Click here for further information.  Application forms are from all social welfare offices and Intreo centres, via SMS (text “Form BTSCFA” followed by your name and address to 51909) or you may email the Department at