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Admissions

Admissions procedures at Glenealy School follow that of all other ESF primary schools and adhere to the ESF Admissions Policy.

All lessons, with the exception of Mandarin, are conducted in English. For this reason children have to demonstrate, at an informal interview, that they can both speak and understand English. From Year 2, children need to be able to read and write English as well, at a level equivalent to their ESF peers.

When a place becomes available in the appropriate year group, an interview will be arranged for the child who is at the top of the waiting list.

A senior member of staff will conduct the interview with your child. This will be in a very informal setting and every effort is made to ensure that your child feels relaxed.

The admissions process includes an interview with parents, it is a requirement that a least one parent is in attendance.

In ESF schools, all children applying for a year group are born in the same calendar year. The academic year runs from August to June and therefore does not coincide with the calendar year. Occasionally children whose birthday falls late in the calendar year may be advised to delay admission to the following year after the initial interview.

For the academic year August 2016 to June 2017 the age groups are as follows:

  • Year 1 – Children born in 2011
  • Year 2 – Children born in 2010
  • Year 3 – Children born in 2009
  • Year 4 – Children born in 2008
  • Year 5 – Children born in 2007
  • Year 6 – Children born in 2006

All applications for years 2-6 should be made via the online application here.

For applications to Year 1 please follow the link here to the Central Application form for ESF Primary Schools. Applications for Year 1 can only be made from September 1 to September 30 each year.

Please visit the ESF website regarding the admissions policy and procedures.

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