RE: Our School’s Admission Policy

December 9, 2022

Dear School Community,

RE: Our School’s Admission Policy

Following the recent commencement of the Education (Provision in respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Act 2022, all schools are required to amend their Admission Policy.

In accordance with Section 62 of the Education Act 1998, where a board of management proposes to amend its Admission Policy, it must go through a consultation process with staff, parents of students and students.

The only proposed amendment to the Admission Policy of the school is to insert the following two statements in the Admission Statement section of a school’s Admission Policy:

Stanhope Secondary School will cooperate with the NCSE in the performance by the Council of its functions under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 in relation to the provision of education to children with special educational needs, including in particular by the provision and operation of a special class or classes when requested to do so by the Council.”

Stanhope Secondary School will comply with any direction served on the board or the patron under section 37A and 67(4)(b).”

The draft Admission Policy is attached. No other amendments are being proposed to the Admission Policy at this time.

As stated above, this amendment is required by legislation. If you wish to provide any feedback in respect of the proposed amendment, please do so by emailing by 20 December 2022.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. J. O’Brien