ADMISSIONS NOTICE & ENROLMENT POLICY
Admissions Notice for School Year 2023-24
The school will commence accepting applications for admission to the all classes on
18th October 2023 @ 12 midnight
The school will cease accepting applications for admission on
8th November 2023 @ 12 midnight
Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision on their application by 5pm on 29th November 2023
Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by 5pm on 20th December 2023
WHAT CLASS LEVEL?
Stratford National School is a small school of approximately 100 students spread over 4 different multigrade classrooms and two autism classes.
Junior Infants & Senior Infants (ages 4-6 years) are taught together.
1st & 2nd Class (ages 6-8 years) are taught together.
3rd & 4th Class (ages 8-10 years) are taught together.
5th & 6th Class (ages 10-12 years) are taught together.
Stratford NS opened its first Early Intervention Autism Class for pre-school aged children (3-5 years) in September 2023. It also opened its first Autism Class in September 2023. Children in the primary level Autism Class (aged 5-12 years) integrate with their mainstream class peers throughout the week. Both of our autism classes are currently oversubscribed and all applicants for these classes in the 2024/25 school year will be placed directly on a waiting list.
If you're unsure what the correct class level is for your child, take a look at this birth dates chart.
COSTS & SUBSIDIES
Stratford National School is a non-fee paying school. We do ask for a voluntary contribution at the beginning of each school year to help us run the school, as government funding in Ireland is not sufficient to maintain our school IT, teaching resources, cleaning supplies, art equipment, class libraries etc.
We are grateful to our sister school, Stratford College, for maintaining our beautiful shared school grounds and providing us with shared secretarial and caretaker services.
The Department of Education granted schools with costs of textbooks in the school year 2023/24. We are awaiting confirmation on whether this will continue for the 2024/25 school year.
As the cost of running a school is so high and the Department of Education capitation grant covers only 65% of our day-to-day running costs, we seek a voluntary contribution from each family each year. We are lucky to be in receipt of grants from Dublin Maccabi to run in-school sporting events such as gymnastics for all classes. We also receive monthly donations from our local synagogue.