Dates for 2020/21 Application Process
Mon 16/09/19
Application Forms distributed to the main Primary feeder schools in Portlaoise Parish, Stradbally, Timahoe. Applications are also available to download from our website: www.portlaoisecbs.com and from the School Office for all other schools.
Wed 2/10/19
Open Night for Parents of 6th class Primary students, parents/guardians from 6 – 9pm.
Fri 18/10/19
Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms by 12 noon. After this time, applications are put on a LATE LIST.
Mon 11/11/19
Successful candidates will be offered a place (by post). Those on the Waiting or Late List will also be notified of their position by post.
Tues 26/11/19
Confirmation by parents/guardians that they are accepting place (by submitting Slip to office by 12 noon).
Parents will be then informed of the time of their son’s Assessment Test.
Sat 18/01/20
Assessment Test for incoming First Years.
Wed 12/02/20
Incoming First Year Night for Parents/Guardians at 7pm.
Parents whose son may require support for AEN etc may also meet to discuss their son’s needs with members of our AEN Team starting at 6pm.

Please note:

1. The assessment test does not have any bearing on admission criteria. It serves the purpose of identifying students with learning difficulties and enables the school to apply to the Department of Education for resource hours to help such students prior to the student entering the school.