Junior Infants 2024/25 Application and Decision Dates

  • The school will commence accepting applications for admission on 1st October 2023 at midnight
  • The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on 22nd October 2023 at 3 pm
  • The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is 6th November 2023
  • The period until which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is 20th November 2023

Late applications for entry to Junior Infants 2024 can be made HERE

When completing the form you will be asked Choose An Admission List, please select Junior Infants 2024.

Applications for Admission

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

To apply for a place, please complete the online application at the link below.  You may apply for a place for the current academic year or the 2024-2025 academic year. When completing the form you will be asked to ‘Choose an Admission List’, where you can choose the class and academic year you are making the application for.

Click here to fill out an application form.

Junior Infants August 2025 Entry and Beyond

Applications for school places open each October for the coming school year.  Applications for Junior Infants 2025 will open in October 2024.

If you would like to be notified when registrations open for future Junior Infants classes, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

Other Information

Transition to Primary School

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 for my Child to Attend 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, certain materials, trips etc.  From September 2023 school books and copy books are provided to all pupils under the Government Grant Funded School Books scheme.

If however you have difficulty meeting school 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 BSCFA@welfare.ie.