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Student Application to Transfer to Coláiste Oiriall

Bliain Acadúil 2020-21

  1. Cavan and Monaghan ETB recognises that transfers are unavoidable (e.g. a change of residence or a family moving into an area). As a matter of general policy, transfers into Coláiste Oiriall are discouraged in the overall interests of the continuity of the student’s education. In general, it is the policy of the Board of Management of Coláiste Oiriall not to accept transfers during the school year. In the case, however, of students whose families have moved into the school’s catchment area, and who are not enrolled in another post primary school, applications will be considered.
  2. An application to transfer is defined as one from a student who has previously enrolled in another school in or outside the catchment area, or from a student who makes application after the 30th September of the academic year.
  3. It is not the policy of Cavan and Monaghan ETB or Coláiste Oiriall to accept transfers from students already enrolled in other local post primary schools, except in exceptional circumstances. Applications will not be accepted from students who are the subject of ongoing disciplinary proceedings in another school which include any ongoing statutory appeals procedures in accordance with the Education Act 1998 or The Education (Welfare) Act 2000. Where the Board of Management of Coláiste Oiriall is satisfied that exceptional circumstances do exist, the following conditions and procedures will apply:
  4. The parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student (or the student who is over 18 years of age) must complete the Application to Transfer form. This form should be accompanied by a letter outling clearly the reason(s) for the application.
  5. The parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student (or the student who is over 18 years of age) must sign the Student Enquiry form.
  6. The Principal of the school that the student is currently attending or last attended must return the completed Student Enquiry form.
  7. Coláiste Oiriall also reserves the right to request a confidential reference from the authorities in previous schools.
  8. Applications must also be accompanied by the following documentation:
    • Two most recent reports from the student’s previous school
    • Two written references, dated within one month of the date of application, from a local Youth or Sports Club or similar and/or a member of the Garda Síochana or upstanding member of the community
    • Any psychological/educational reports
    • The Application Form must be completed in full
  9. When the requirements of 6.4, 6.5 and 6.6 and 6.8 are complied with, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student (or the student who is over 18 years) must attend for interviews with the Principal and other relevant personnel of Coláiste Oiriall.
  10. Having due regard to the statutory and constitutional rights of parent(s)/guardian(s) and their children, the Board of Management of Coláiste Oiriall reserves the right to refuse any application in particular circumstances which might include but it not exclusively confined to the following: • An established prior record of poor behaviour • Lack of adequate resources to cater for particular needs • Insufficient educational attainment to participate in a particular course
  11. If the Board of Management of Coláiste Oiriall satisfied that the applicant has provided full and accurate information and, mindful of its statutory obligation, is in a position to cater for the educational needs of the applicant, whilst not infringing the rights of the students already attending the school, then a place may be offered to the applicant. The Board of Management of Coláiste Oiriall reserves the right to refuse to admit a student where full disclosure of information has not been provided or where inaccurate, false or misleading information has been provided.
  12. Applications to transfer into Coláiste Oiriall will be considered having regard to the overall wellbeing of existing pupils and the availability of physical space and resources. Following consideration by the Board of Management of individual applications to transfer into the school, where the Board has good grounds for forming the fair and reasonable opinion that it would not be in the best interests of the existing students and/or the applicant to accept such a transfer, it is the policy of the school to refuse to enrol such applicants.
  13. In a case where a student has been permanently excluded from a school, the application may not proceed before the parent(s)/guardian(s) (or a student who is over 18 years) have been advised of their right to appeal the decision of the previous school with regard to the student. If a student was expelled from Coláiste Oiriall application to re-enrol will not be permitted.
  14. The school will inform the parent(s)/guardian(s) (or a student who is over 18 years) of this right. The school can provide appeal application forms in this regard.
  15. Where a student, who has left Coláiste Oiriall voluntarily to take up employment or to attend another educational establishment, subsequently makes a formal application for re-admission to the school, the Board of Management of Coláiste Oiriall shall, upon review, take a decision as to whether or not to re-admit a student to the school. Such a review would incorporate the student’s previous record in the school in relation to application to work, participation in school activities, attendance, behaviour, records from previous school. The parent(s)/guardian(s) and the student will be interviewed as part of the re-entry procedure.
  16. Coláiste Oiriall reserves the right to request other details relevant to the enrolment process. Decisions will be notified within 21 days after parent(s)/guardian(s) or student over 18 years have provided all relevant data as per Section 19 Education Welfare Act 2000.
  17. The following factors will be considered in respect of applications:
    • Class size
    • Availability of staff
    • Availability of appropriate accommodation
    • The rights of applicants
    • The rights and welfare of existing students/staff within the school
    • The educational attainment of the applicant in regard to the programme they wish to enrol in
    • The previous record of attendance and behaviour of the applicant
  18. Prior to admission to Colaiste Oiriall students will be required to sign a form indicating their acceptance of the school’s Code of Behaviour.