Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 (Admission Policies and Admission of Students) Regulations 2020.

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 17/2020

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 28th January, 2020.

I, Joe McHugh, Minister for Education and Skills, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 65 (inserted by section 9 of the Education (Admission to Schools Act 2018 (No. 14 of 2018)) of the Education Act 1998 (as adapted by the Education and Science (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2010 ( S.I. No. 184 of 2010 )), having had regard to the principles mentioned in, and having consulted with the persons specified in, subsection (1) of that section, hereby make the following regulations:

Citation

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 (Admission Policies and Admission of Students) Regulations 2020.

Preparation and publication of draft admission policy

2. (1) The patron of a school shall, in respect of admission to a school in, or after, September 2021, as soon as practicable but in any case not later than the 15th day of September following the receipt by the patron of the draft admission policy from the board, approve –

(a) a draft admission policy of the school, in accordance with subsection (4), or

(b) the draft admission policy as amended under subsection (5),

of section 62.

(2) Where a patron has approved a draft admission policy subject to modifications, the board shall as soon as practicable, but in any event not later than 2 weeks from the date the patron approved that draft policy subject to modifications, make the specified modifications and return the amended policy to the patron.

(3) Not before 1 September 2020 and, in any case, not later than 2 weeks after the date of receipt of the admission policy or amended admission policy as approved by the patron and forwarded to the board in accordance with section 62(6), the board shall –

(a) cause to be published and maintained on a publically-available website maintained by the school a copy of the approved policy, and

(b) on written request to the board, make available a copy of the policy to a parent, the Minister or a member of the public.

Timeframes for annual admission process

3. (1) Subject to paragraph (2), a school may not accept an application from a student for admission to the school’s intake group before the first day of October of the year preceding the start of the school year for which admission is being sought.

(2) In the case of admission to a residential place in...

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