Places for the current (2022/23) School Year

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

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

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

Junior Infants August 2023

Application and Decision Dates for Admission to 2023/2024:

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

  • The school will commence accepting applications for admission on 1st October 2022
  • The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on 21st October 2022 at 3pm
  • The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is 4th November 2022
  • The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is 18th November 2022

*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn
Note: The school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the School’s Admission Policy.

It is necessary to resubmit all paperwork for any parents who have already completed application forms in the past or if you have alerted the office to a sibling starting school in September 2023.

Online Application Form 2023/2024 ( link will be available here on 1st October 2022) Click to pre-enrol.

Admissions and Enrolment Policy

Admissions Notice 2023-24


Junior Infants August 2024 Entry and beyond

Applications for school places open each October for the coming school year.  Applications for Junior Infants 2024 will open in October 2023.  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.

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