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Our Admissions Policy

In line with the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018, our Admissions Policies set out the criteria on which decisions about admission will be made. The timeline for applications to 1st Year of the Senior School is set out each year in our Annual Admissions Notice.

Our Application Process

We look forward to receiving your application for a place in the College. We offer day places from Preschool to 6th Year. We offer 5- and 7- day boarding from age 10. The application processes for each of Preschool, Junior School and Senior School are set out on this page.

We are building our new residence at the heart of our Campus. We are delighted to have additional boarding places available in all years from J4 to 6th Year for August 2021 and 2022. To check availability, please complete our Admissions Enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon.

Applications for Preschool and Junior School 

We are happy to accept applications at any time for a place in our Preschool or our Junior School for girls aged 3-12. Boarding places are available from 10 years of age. Places in J5 and J6 are now full for August 2021. Limited places are available in other years; to enquire about available spaces in a particular class, please contact Admissions.

Apply Here - Preschool and Junior School

 

Please note that to submit your application you will need:

Available places will be allocated in accordance with the selection criteria set out in our Junior School Admissions Policy. Offers will be made in writing one year before the desired entry date. Any offer made is conditional on receipt of your confirmation of acceptance and payment of a deposit in full before the date set out in your offer letter.  For more information about our deposit requirement, please see our Fee Terms and Conditions.

If you have any last questions before applying, or to enquire about available spaces in a particular class, please contact Admissions and a member of our team will be glad to help you.

Applications for Senior School other than 1st Year

We offer day, and 5-day or 7-day boarding in the Senior School. We are building a beautiful new Residence House at the heart of our Campus in Milltown and are delighted to have additional 5-day and 7-day boarding places available in all years for August 2021 and 2022.

We are happy to accept applications at any time for a place in years other than 1st Year. The application process for places in 1st Year is in line with the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 and is set out below. Day places are now full for 2021. Limited boarding places are available; to enquire about a particular year please contact Admissions.

Apply Here - 2nd to 5th Year

Please note that to submit your application you will need:

  • A scanned birth certificate
  • PPS Number if resident in Ireland
  • Application Fee €150
  • Please read our Application Privacy Notice

Any available places will be allocated in accordance with the selection criteria set out in our Senior School Admissions Policy. Any offer is conditional on receipt of your confirmation of acceptance and payment of a deposit in full before the date set out in your offer letter.  For more information about our deposit requirement, please see our Fee Terms and Conditions.

If you have any last questions before applying, or to enquire about available spaces in the relevant Year Group, please contact Admissions and a member of our team will be glad to help you.

Applications for 1st Year Places

Places in 1st Year - August 2021 or 2022

If before 1 February 2020, you were offered, accepted and paid a deposit for a place in 1st Year for August 2021 or 2022, the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 will have no impact on your place. We look forward to welcoming you to Alexandra College. 

Day places in 1st Year are now full for August 2021 and 2022. Boarding places in 1st Year are still available. If you would like to apply for a 1st Year place in the boarding school, please contact Admissions at (+353) 14977571 or info@alexandracollege.ie and a member of our team will be glad to help you.

Apply Here - 1st Year Boarding August 2021 or 2022

Please note that to submit your application you will need:

  • A scanned birth certificate
  • PPS Number if resident in Ireland
  • Application Fee €150
  • Please read our Application Privacy Notice

 

Places in 1st Year - August 2023, 2024 or 2025

If before 1 February 2020, you applied for a place for August 2023, 2024 or 2025, you have been added to a waiting list. In November of the year before your year of entry, places will be offered to those on that waiting list on a first-come-first-served basis.  There will be no need for you to re-apply. Offers will not be made before the date set out in the Annual Admissions Notice for the relevant year. 

New applications for August 2023, 2024, or 2025 should be made when the application window opens for the relevant year. If you wish to apply for August 2023, 2024 or 2025 when the application window opens, please submit an Expression of Interest form so that we can keep you up to date with College news, invitations to our Open Day, and so that we can send you the Annual Admissions Notice for the relevant year as soon as it is published.  

Proposed Year of Entry Day Place Applications Open: Boarding Place Applications Open:

August 2023

October 2022 October 2021
August 2024 October 2023 October 2022
August 2025 October 2024 October 2023

Expression of Interest Form

  

Places in 1st Year - from August 2026

Alexandra College may not accept Applications for Admission for day places in 1st Year before 1 October in the year before the proposed year of admission and may not accept Applications for Admission for boarding places in 1st Year before 1 October two years before the proposed date of entry. Any application made outside of the application period will be treated as an expression of interest only.

Proposed Year of Entry Day Place Applications Open: Boarding Place Applications Open:
August 2026 October 2025 October 2024
August 2027 October 2026

October 2025

August 2028 October 2027 October 2026

Details of the application period and the process for applying will be set out in an Annual Application Notice which will be posted on our website and through the College’s social media channels in mid-September of each year.

If you wish to apply for a 1st Year place in August 2026 or any subsequent year when the application window opens, please submit an Expression of Interest form now so that we can keep you up to date with College news, invitations to our Open Day, and so that we can send you the Annual Admissions Notice for the relevant year as soon as it is published.

Expression of Interest Form

Please note:  If before February 2020, you applied for a place in August 2026 or any later year, you will need to apply again in October of the year before your desired entry date. Your initial application will be considered an expression of interest only. The date of your original application will have no relevance. Any application fee already paid will be transferred to your new application. Please complete an Expression of Interest form so that we can keep in touch. 

Deposit

Alexandra College is a fee paying school. We charge those to whom an offer is made a deposit to secure the place. Please see our Fee Terms and Conditions for more information.