Changes to the RETNS Pre-enrolment Process due to the commencement of the relevant sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018

Update on Junior Infant Enrolments – for September 2020

Offers for the 2020 Junior Infants intake are ongoing and the class has not yet been filled. Offers will continue to be made until a class is formed and we will contact all applicants when this happens. Please be patient as places can come up later in the year . Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve any questions.  All queries should be forwarded to . We’ll keep you updated as the process continues over the next number of months.

Pre-enrolment for Senior Infants to 6th Class for September 2020

RETNS is a popular and oversubscribed school. However we continue to accept pre enrolment forms for Senior Infants to 6th class. There is a separate form on the website for applications to classes above Junior Infants. These are currently dealt with on a first come, first served basis as and when spaces arise. Please click on the link below:

2020 Pre-Enrolment Form for Senior Infants – 6th Class

Pre-enrolment lists have closed as of 1 February 2020

Applications for the school year 2020 – 2021 will be processed under our existing policy. However, due to the commencement of the relevant sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018, there will be changes to the admissions process for subsequent years.

For the school years 2021-2022 and 2022 – 2023, the pre-enrolment lists closed on 1 February 2020. Applications for children whose names are already on these pre-enrolment lists will be processed under the existing Enrolment Policy. For those who have yet to apply for the school years 2021 – 2022 and 2022 – 2023, there will be an opportunity to apply under our new Enrolment Policy in the school year preceding the date of entry.

A new Enrolment Policy for the school year 2021 – 2022 and following is being developed between 1 February and 1 May 2020, following a consultation process with our patron, Educate Together, our current parents and our staff. There will continue to be a sibling policy in our new Enrolment Policy. The new Enrolment Policy for school year 2021 – 2022 and  following will come into effect on 1 September 2020. However, the applications of those already on the pre-enrolment lists for 2021- 2022 and 2022 – 2023 will be processed under the existing Enrolment Policy.

We will continue to provide updates on this process on our school website and by email to our existing parents and guardians.

Pre-Enrolment in RETNS

Junior Infants are entitled to start in Rathfarnham Educate Together National School if they are four years old before March 31 of that year. Please click on the following in order to see the current enrolment policy as ratified by the Board of Management on 13th October 2019: RETNS Enrolment Policy 

Please click on the following in order to check out our FAQs on the current Enrolment Policy in RETNS:  Enrolment FAQs

There are no pre-enrolment lists for Junior Infants currently available.