Enrolment & Enrolment Policy

Enrolment Policy

Forgney National School is a co-educational primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Meath.   The school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all pupils: cognitive, intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and other people and promotes a Christian philosophy of life.

Children enrolled in Forgney National School are required to co-operate with and support the school’s Code of Behaviour as well as all other policies.   Parents/Guardians are responsible for ensuring that their child(ren) co-operate with these policies in an age-appropriate way.   A copy of the Code of Behaviour will be issued to all parents and each parent will be requested to sign an undertaking to uphold the school code of Behaviour and policy.

Forgney National School operates under the rules for National Schools and Departmental Circulars and is funded by grants and teachers resourced by the Department of Education and Skills.

The school is subject to:

  • The Education Act (1998)
  • The Education Welfare Act (2000).
  • The Education for Persons with Special Education Needs Act (2004) and all relevant equality legislation.

Forgney National School follows the curricular programmes laid down by the Department of Education and Skills.

Application Procedure:

The Board of Management will communicate generally to the school community through appropriate channels e.g. newsletter, parish bulletin, parents letters to outline the application for enrolment procedures.

Parents seeking to enrol their child(ren) in Forgney school should return a completed enrolment application form (available in the office) with an original birth/adoption certificate to the school by 30th April each year.

No child is refused admission for reasons of ethnicity, special educational needs disability, language/accent, gender, Traveller status, asylum-seeker/refugee status, religious/political beliefs and values, family or social circumstances.

While recognising the rights of the parents to enrol their child in the school of their choice, the Board of Management of Forgney National School is also responsible to respect the rights of the existing school community and in particular, the children already enrolled.   This requires balanced judgements, which are guided by the principles of natural justice and acting in the best interest of the children.

The completion of an application form or the placement of your child’s name on a list, however early, does not confer an automatic right to a place in the school.

Enrolment Week

Enrolment of Junior Infant pupils takes place in the school from Monday 7th to Friday 11th March 2016.
Parents and Guardians are welcome to call to the school during this time. If for any reason you can’t visit us at this time please contact us on 090 6452659 – 086 3811437 or email us at forgneyschool@eircom.net to make other arrangements.