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Ursuline Secondary School

Annual Admission Notice for 2021-22


Please click here to read our Annual Admission Notice 2021-22


Please note that the Annual Admissions Notice should be read in conjunction with our school Admissions Policy.


Copies of the school’s Application Form for Admission for the 2021/22 school year are available as follows:

  • Parents can download a PDF copy from the above-mentioned webpage also.


1.     Application and Decision Dates for admission to 1st Year for 2021/22

 1.

The school will commence accepting applications for admission on 

Thursday 1st October 2020

 

 2.

The school will cease accepting applications for

admission on 

Wednesday 4th November 2020

 3.

 

Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision on their application by

Monday 16th November 2020

 4.

Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by

Monday 30th November 2020


Failure by an applicant to accept an offer by Monday 30th November may result in the offer being withdrawn.


Application and Decision Dates for admission to the Ursuline Secondary School re Special Class for 2021/22     

·         The Ursuline Secondary School operates 1 ASD class.

·         The maximum number of students permitted into this class is 6.

·         Applications to the class will only be considered in years when the number of students in the class in the year of entry is to be below 6.        

 

Eligibility for attachment to the ASD programme

The student must have a primary diagnosis of Autism/Autistic Spectrum Disorder, with a recommendation from a professional (Multi-disciplinary team) stating that a placement in a special class in a mainstream school is both necessary and suitable.  

A recommendation must be provided to the school along with an application form during application window outlined in the annual admissions notice.  Failure to provide a recommendation at this time will invalidate an application for the ASD class.


Review

An annual review of the student's progress within the ASD programme will be undertaken by the school SENCO and ASD support teachers. This review may also include significant external professionals e.g. the SENO (Special Educational Needs Organiser) for the school. The aim of the annual review is to ensure that a placement in the ASD class continues to be the most suitable placement option available for the student concerned.

 

The following criteria will apply in allocating places for inclusion in the ASD programme

1.       That there is available space.

2.       The maximum student number attached to the ASD room will not exceed the recommendations of the Department of Education & Skills in a given year.  

3.       The maximum number of students is currently six students.

4.       Where there are more applicants than places, the criteria for selection outlined in the General Enrolment Policy will apply.  


ASD Unit Admissions Panel

All applications for attachment to the ASD programme will be reviewed by the ASD Unit Admissions Panel which may consist of the following members:

·         School Principal/Deputy Principal

·         SENCO (Special educational needs coordinator)

·         SENO (Special educational needs organiser)

·         ASD resource room teachers

·         Year Head


The functions of the Admissions Panel will be as follows;

1.       To review all applications and all documents relevant to a student applying for attachment to the ASD resource room;

2.       To verify the suitability of a placement in Ursuline Secondary School for the applicant;

3.       To make recommendations based on their findings to the Board of Management. The Board will have ultimate responsibility for enrolling students with ASD in the school


Important Dates

 1.

The school will commence accepting applications for admission to the special class on 

Thursday 1st October 2020

 2.

The school shall cease accepting applications for admission to the special class on

Wednesday 4th November 2020

 3.

Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application for admission to the special class by

Once formal confirmation has been made by the SENO

 4.

Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by

Within 5 working days of receiving an offer

 

Failure by an applicant to accept an offer within 5 working days of receiving an offer may result in the offer being withdrawn.


Number of places in 1st year for the 2021/22 school year which were offered and accepted before 1 February 2020

The number of places being made available in 1st year is

 

60

The number of residential places is (boarding schools only)

 

NA

The number of non-residential places is (boarding schools only)

 

NA

The number of places being made available in the special class catering for students with ASD is

2

The number of places for 1st year that were offered and accepted prior to the coming into operation of section 62 of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 on 1 February 2020 is

0


The total number of applications for admission received by the school for admission in the special class catering for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the 2020/21 school year was 3.

Breakdown of places allocated for Special Class for the 2020/21 school year:

Number of places available

4

 

Number of applications received

3

 

Number of Offers made and accepted under each criteria

Category 1:

Category 2:

Category 3:

Category 4:

Category 5: 2

 

Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concerned

 

0

 

 

Contact Us

Ursuline Secondary School Blackrock, Cork, T12HR04

Phone: 021 - 4358012

Email: ursulineschool@gmail.com

Useful Information

Opening Hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm

Principal:
Mr Patrick McBeth

Deputy Principal:
Ms Paula Goggin

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