Information for Parents on our Admissions Policy


Admissions 2024

As the date for enrolment for places at the start of 1st year for the 2024/2025 academic year has passed, applications are now closed. 


Admissions Policy

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School is a co-educational voluntary secondary school recognised by the Department of Education and Skills (DES). As such, it operates within the regulations laid down by the DES. The Admission Policy complies with the requirements of the Education Act 1998, the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 and the Equal Status Act 2000. In drafting this policy, the board of management of the school has consulted with school staff, the school patron and with parents of children attending the school.



Expression of interest for 2024

If you previously submitted an expression of interest for 2024 you will be notified  by e-mail when the application window opens in October 2023 and will be invited to make a formal application using the online application form.




Applications sent in before September 2017

All applications received prior to 1st September 2017 will be taken as being an expression of interest only and parents/guardians will be invited to apply again using the new procedures at the appropriate time. If you submitted an application prior to September 2017 you do not need to take any action until you are contacted by the school and invited to re-apply. Please note that ALL applications will be processed according to the procedures detailed in the Admissions Policy that is in effect for the proposed year of entry and which supersedes all pre-existing admissions policies.


Applications for entering a year other than first year.

If you wish to make an application for a student entering a year other than first year, please email to request an application form.




By enrolling in the school, parents/guardians and their child commit themselves to actively supporting and respecting the ethos of the School.

Each pupil is expected to take a full and active part in the life of the School according to their individual talents.

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and their child also commit themselves to accepting and supporting the School Code of Behaviour and School Regulations as will be constituted from time to time.


You can download our Admissions Policy in PDF format HERE


Parents/Guardians may submit an Expression of Interest at any stage prior to the commencement of the formal admission process. You will then be notified when the formal admission process commences. You can register an expression of interest by clicking here:

Complete Expression of Interest form here


As the ethos of the school is that of Church of Ireland, we are ecumenical, open and welcoming, believing children learn and benefit greatly from interacting with others of a different background, race or creed.

This encourages tolerance and acceptance in our multicultural society.


Our mission is to encourage students to strive for excellence in their academic studies and extra-curricular activities.

We try to create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, in which we can help students to reach their full potential.


Being small in size the school is very much a community, where students of all ages mix happily. As a community we seek to instill respect, integrity, courtesy, kindness and consideration for others.

“Education is not preparation for life – education is life itself”


Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Grammar School
Saint Patrick's Close
D08 WK19

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Tuesday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 1.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 1.30pm