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The School welcomes applications from all primary school pupils (age 4 - 12 approx.) living within the Church of Ireland parish boundary of Swords, Clonmethan, Kilsallaghan, Donabate and Lusk.


If applications exceed places available, the criteria as outlined in our Admission Policy will apply.


For the current School Year (2023/24) we only have places available in our 1st Class and 2nd Class.

1st Class: birth date between 1st June 2016 and 31st May 2017

2nd Class: birth date between 1st June 2015 and 31st May 2016


Applications for all other Classes can only be considered for the 2024/25 School Year.


Applications for Junior Infants 2024/25 will open at 9:00 am on Monday, 8th January 2024.


Please click HERE to enter your application. 


Notes (these should be read in conjunction with completing the application):

  • Previous/current school:    

Junior Infants: enter the name of the pre-school AND the number of years attended e.g. Early Years Pre-school / 2 years.

We recommend that you avail of the two years of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme prior to your child starting primary school.

All Other Classes: enter the name of the school AND current class.

  • Member of the Church of Ireland or other Protestant Churches: if you answer 'yes', download and complete the 'Minority Faith Statement and Verification' form below. Then upload the completed form (including the Baptismal Certificate if you tick the first blue box) by clicking on Proof of Minority Faith Membership at the bottom of the application form.
  • English is the MAIN language spoken at home: we ask this question for administrative purposes to help us when applying for English as an Additional Language (EAL) support for the school.
  • Attach files: save each document with your child's name as a .pdf e.g. Joe_Bloggs_BirthCert.pdf 


For queries that have not been answered through our website, you can email the Admissions Officer directly.