The Board of Management of a recognised school shall not refuse to admit as a student in such school a child, in respect of whom an application to be so admitted has been made, except where such refusal is in accordance with the policy of the recognised school concerned published under section 15 (2) (d) of the Education Act 1998. Education Welfare Act 2000. (Section 19 (1))
Should a student’s application for admission to the school be refused the parents/guardians have the right to appeal to the Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills, (Education Act 1998, Section 29 (d)). The parents/guardians must be informed in writing of the Board’s decision and the reasons why the student was not accepted should be clearly stated. The parents/guardians right to appeal should be restated and the application form provided. (Circular M48/01).
An appeal may be made to: The Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.