St. Declan’s Special School Annual Admission Notice

St Declan’s ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE in respect of admissions to the 2023/2024 school year

Admission Policy and Application Form:

  • A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2023/2024 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 2023-2024

Admissions to the 2023-2024 school year Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2023-2024

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

  • The school will commence accepting applications for admission on Monday 30th January 2023
  • The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on 5th May 2023
  • The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is 19th May 2022
  • The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is 2nd June 2022 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 *Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn.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 2023-2024 school year:

The number of places being made available for those students who met the eligibility criteria is 8

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