Please note that the details regarding the 2024/2025 Admissions will be updated here in the coming weeks. Forms may be downloaded here or requested via email/post. Mainstream applications will also be included in the prospectus sent out to primary schools.
St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School is a co-educational second level school under the joint Trusteeship of the Bishop of Killaloe and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. The school aims, with the resources available, to provide an environment which will allow each student to develop intellectually, physically, morally, socially and spiritually. St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School supports the principles of inclusiveness, equality of access and the rights of parents/guardians to send their children to a school of their choice. We also respect the diversity of traditions, values, languages and ways of life in modern Irish society.
All the information on this page can be downloaded via our Admissions Policy below.
Please find below application forms for courses in St, Patrick's Comprehensive School. These forms are available for you to peruse and download. Applications are subject to school approval and contact must be made with the school in order to discuss any application made.
St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School welcomes pupils with special educational needs and will use the financial and personnel resources provided by the Department of Education and Skills to make reasonable accommodation for all such students. It will endeavour to ensure that these students are free to participate in the life of the school in so far as is reasonably practicable. In line with the Special Educational Needs Policy, the school will liaise with feeder schools in order to access information relevant to providing for the needs of students with special educational needs. It is expected of all parents that they will facilitate the provision for special educational needs where the school authorities deem it to be necessary.
This is a programme which can be taken instead of the conventional Leaving Certificate. It has a practical emphasis and is aimed at students who find it difficult to access the type of learning and academic requirements on offer in the traditional Leaving Certificate Programme. All students wishing to follow the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme must complete an application form issued after students and their parents or guardians have been fully informed about all senior cycle options at an in school information evening. All students are required to attend for interview in order to ensure that they fully understand what is involved in the programme and to ascertain their suitability for the course. A commitment to the attendance requirement, work experience and the meeting of deadlines for tasks and module assignments is crucial. The Board of Management reserves the right to refuse admission to the LCA programme. Parents/Guardians of pupils who are refused admission will be advised of their right to appeal and be given information on how to do so. All Leaving Certificate Applied students engage in Work Experience one day per week. It is a student’s responsibility to find his/her own work experience.
This is a one-year programme offered to students on completion of the Junior Certificate Programme. The programme is optional. All students wishing to follow the TY Programme must complete an application form issued after students and their parents or guardians have been fully informed about all senior cycle options at an in school information evening. All students are required to attend for interview in order to ensure that they fully understand what is involved in the programme and to ascertain their suitability for the course. The Board of Management reserves the right to refuse an application for admission to the TY programme. Parents/Guardians of pupils who are refused admission will be advised of their right to appeal and be given information on how to do so. All Transition year students engage in two weeks of Work Experience during the year. It is a student’s responsibility to find his/her own work experience.
An application to transfer is defined as one from a student who has previously enrolled in another postprimary school and seeks to enrol in St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School prior to the start of the school year. The following considerations and procedures will apply:
Student’s applying for transfer from another school must submit a fully completed application form. This form must be accompanied by copies of the student’s two most recent school reports and copies of any assessments (educational psychological).
The effect of the transfer on the student and his/her best interest.
The effect of the transfer on the order, discipline and educational welfare of existing students.
Availability of space in the curricular programme sought by the applicant.
Availability of the applicant’s chosen subjects.
Consultation with the Education Welfare Officer if appropriate.
The Board of Management reserves the right to refuse an application which includes an established prior record of poor behaviour.
Repeating the Leaving Certificate/Repeating a year
Students who wish to apply to repeat the Leaving Certificate must do so by completing the appropriate application form available from the office. In the event of applications exceeding the number of places available preference will be given to students of St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School. Parents/Guardians of students of St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School who wish to repeat a particular school year must apply in writing to the school Principal.
St. Patrick's Comprehensive School, Shannon, Co. Clare. V14 Y434