When do I make an appeal?
In all cases where admission to a school has been REFUSED because the school is
oversubscribed and you wish to appeal the school’s decision, you must first seek a review
by the schools Board of Management. The request for this review must be made in writing
to the school’s board of management within 21 calendar days from the date of the decision
to refuse admission to the school. This date of decision is the date shown on the
correspondence from the school containing the decision to refuse admission.
Available to download at the end of this page:-
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document
"Procedures for hearing and determining appeals under Section 29 (1)(c)(i) of the Education Act, 1998 (applicable to appeals made from 12th November, 2021 onwards) - Appeals against refusal to admit due to the school being oversubscribed.
Note: a student who has not been offered a school place and is placed on a waiting list is
considered to have been REFUSED a school place.
The Board of Management must notify you of the outcome of your application for a review
within 42 calendar days from the date of the decision to refuse admission to the school.
You can appeal once you have received the outcome of the review by the board or once 42
calendar days have passed since the decision to refuse admission was made (whichever of
these is earliest). However your appeal must be made no later than 63 days following the
decision to refuse admission.