Admissions Process

Thank you for considering Sandford Park School for your family. Choosing the right school for your son/daughter is one of the most important decisions you will make on their behalf. At Sandford Park, we want to be informative and assist you with your decision.

Sandford Park School’s Admissions Policy complies with The Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018. Please note that places have been offered and accepted for first year commencing in August 2021 and 2022.

  • First Year Applications 2021

If you were offered and accepted a place in Sandford Park School and paid a deposit for a place in 1st Year commencing August 2021 before 1 February 2020, the new policy will not impact your place. If you would now like to apply for a place for your son/daughter in 1st year 2021, you may do so from 4th October 2020 to 25th October 2020. Our application form may be downloaded here.

  • First Year Applications 2022

If you were offered and accepted a place in Sandford Park School and paid a deposit for a place in 1st Year commencing August 2022 before 1 February 2020, the new policy will not impact your place.

  • First Year Applications 2023-2025 inclusive

If before 1 February 2020, you applied for a place for August 2023, 2024 or 2025, your application has been added to our waiting list. In October of the year before your son/daughter’s year of entry, places will be offered on a first come first served basis in line with our stated admissions criteria detailed in our Admissions policy to these applicants. There is no requirement for you to re-apply.

  • First Year Applications 2026 onwards

If before 1 February 2020, you applied for a place in Sandford Park School with an entry date later than August 2025, you will need to apply again in October of the year before your desired entry date. Your initial application will now be considered an Expression of Interest only. You will receive an enrolment application form from the school, but no administration fee will be required.

You may submit an Expression of Interest Form at any time for First Year entry from 2022 onwards. You can download the form and return it with a non-refundable administration fee of €100 here.

Our admissions notice outlining application submission dates will be published annually in October on our website.


Applications for 2nd – 6th Year

You may apply at any time for a place in Sandford Park School for places in years other than first year. Any available places will be allocated in accordance with the selection criteria in our Admissions Policy. Any offer is conditional on the payment of a deposit in full. Our application form may be downloaded here.

If you would like further information, please email admissions@sandfordparkschool.ie