St. Declan’s Special School Annual Admission Notice

St Declan’s ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE in respect of admissions to the 2024/2025 school year

Admission Policy and Application Form:

  • A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2024/2025 is available as follows: – To download at:
  • Application forms and all relevant reports should be emailed to:
  • To download the application click here: Application Form 2024 2025

Admissions to the 2024-2025 school year Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2024-2025

The following are the dates applicable for admission to this school:

  • The school will commence accepting applications for admission on Monday 29th January 2024
  • The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on Friday, 3rd May 2024
  • The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is Friday, 17th May 2024
  • The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is Monday, 3rd June 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 *Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn.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 for those students who met the eligibility criteria is currently under review

Eligibility Criteria:

St Declan’s School, with the approval of the Minister for Education and Skills, provides an education exclusively for students with caters for children with special needs from 4 to 12 years of age

  • with mild emotional disturbance and/or behavioural problems which significantly impair their engagement, socialisation and/or learning in mainstream school and
  • whose cognitive functioning is within the borderline range of ability, or higher
  • who do not have a history of behaviour that, in the view of the Board of Management, causes or threatens or may cause or may threaten physical harm.


These difficulties must be the primary cause for enrolment in the school and as agreed by the National Council for Special Education and Department of Education