Enrolment Week

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     Junior Infants

     2023 - 2024


Enrolment for Junior Infants for September 2023 will take

place during the weeks of

9th January 2023 - 27th January 2023


All completed applications for places in Junior Infants for September 2023, together with the necessary documentation -

 original birth cert and proof of address (recent/3months - utility bill or bank statement etc.), 

must be delivered to the school office by


4pm on Friday 27th January 2023


If you require further information please contact the school at 044 9340901

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Please CLICK HERE to read our Admissions Poilicy


St. Colman’s National School

Bellview, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.



in respect of admissions to the 2023/2024 school year

Admission Policy and Application Form

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2023/2024 is available as follows: –

To download at: www.stcolmansns.com

On request: By emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or writing to: St. Colman’s NS. Bellview, Delvin Rd. Mullingar, Co. Westmeath


PART 1 - Admissions to the 2023/2024 school year


Application and Decision Dates for admission to St. Colman’s NS for school year 2023/2024

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants


The parish schools have a common period of taking and processing intake applications. This usually takes place in January/February of each year.

Dates are decided at a meeting of Clergy and Principals in September of each year.


The school will commence accepting applications for admission on






Monday 9th January 2023


The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on




Friday 27th January 2023

The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is  

(This date must be within 3 weeks of the closing date for receipt of application or within 3 weeks of the application date for late applications)


Posted out on Friday 3rd February 2023

The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is


One week from offers posted out ie Friday 10th February 2023



*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn


Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.



Number of places being made available in 2023/2024


The number of places being made available in Junior Infants is


The number of residential places is (boarding schools only)


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


The number of places being made available in the special class* catering for children with [insert category or categories of SEN catered for in the special class] is


PART 2 - Admissions to the 2022 / 2023 school year 


In respect of the 2022/2023 school year, the total number of applications for admission received by the school was 121


Breakdown of places allocated for the 2022/2023 school year:

Number of places available:


Number of applications received:


Number of Offers made and accepted under each criteria:

Category 1:

37 places offered and 37 accepted

Brothers and sisters of children currently enrolled in the school including step-siblings and children of current staff members who are at least four years of age as of and including the 1st Feb of the year in which they apply.

Category 2:

33 places offered and 26 accepted

Siblings with DOB after Feb 1st, Children within catchment area 1 and children of staff members with DOB after Feb 1st.

Category 3: 3 offered and 3 accepted

Children within the catchment area 2.

Category 4: 0 offered

Children from within the parish but outside the catchment area.

Total number of offers made


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