Only applications with a valid Irish address at time of application will be accepted. If proof of address cannot be provided at point of admission, the offer of a school place will be withdrawn.
Please read this admission statement for Esker ETNS for 2024. This statement will inform you how many places that we have available in mainstream Junior infants and in our specialised class for children with autism in the 2024 academic year
Please note that for year 2024 / 25 unfortunately we have 0 places available in our special class.
Esker & LCES Enrolment Admission Policy Please read this policy before you apply.
What is the Lucan Common Enrolment System (LCES) Adamstown Castle, Esker, Griffeen and Lucan East Educate Together Schools are involved in the Lucan Common Enrolment System. When a parent/guardian makes an application to one of the schools they are applying to a centralised system. Children are assigned to one of the four schools based on specific criteria. The primary aim of the system is to promote inclusive local schools, to improve traffic management and mobility in Lucan and to encourage strong, integrated local communities.
How do I put my child’s name down for the Lucan Common Enrolment system? Fill out the pre-enrolment form, available from the schools’ websites. If you are then allocated a place in a LCES school, you will received an offer by e mail. In order for you to confirm this school place for your child, you will have to provide the following documents:
Completed application form
Child’s birth certificate
Proof of address: TWO current utility bills dated within two months of the application. e.g. gas, electric, internet household bill
Ethos statement signed by parents / guardians.
Applications for mainstream Junior Infants 2024 & Senior Infants - 6th Class
Please note that we will start accepting enrolments for Junior Infants 2024 from FRIDAY 6TH October 2023 - 24th November 2023. Any applications made before this date will not be considered.
Any applications made after this date will be placed on the late intake list and will be offered places according to the admissions policy and based on places available in the LCES schools.
First round of offers will be sent out in December. Please ensure you confirm the place in writing and provide a birth certificate for you child and proof of address (utility bill).
Below you will find a link which will allow you to apply to one of the LCES schools for your child starting Junior Infants for school year 2024/25. Early applications will not be accepted. Please apply on or after 6th October 2022 - 24th November 2023.
We are now accepting offers for mainstream Senior infants - 6th class 2023/24. Places will be allocated based on availability in each school and in accordance with the admissions policy.
Please note - choose the correct category when applying for a place for your child. "Now" means starting this academic year. "2024" means starting in September 2024 (a new academic year)
Please inform the school if you have accepted a place in another school.
Applications for the specialised class for children with autism
To apply for a place in our special class for children with autism for 2024, please download the application form below and email or post to the school. Applications will only be accepted from 10th April 2024 - 24th April 2024. Application forms must be sent to the school along with a a copy of any psychological reports.
Please note that our specialised class is full for 2024/25. Any applications received will be placed on a waiting list for the academic year of 2024 / 2025.
The admissions form for the special class will be uploaded HERE in April 2024. Please note that applications will not be accepted before 10th April 2024.
Admission form for special class 2023/23 - Application open from 10th April - 24th April 2024
Please see the places available for 2024/25 and application and decision dates for our special class in the Admissions statement (listed above) . Please note that any application received before the start date and after the closing date will NOT be considered. (See Policy)
Application forms for Junior Infants will only be available in each school from 6thOctober of the year prior to the year of entry.
Junior Infant children must be at least 4 years old before the first day of school in the current year.
Applications must be received on/before 24th Novemberin order to be considered for the first offers.
The first round of offers takes place in 5th December 2023
Please read the Admission Notice 2024/25 for all the important dates.
Please read the Admission Policy clarifications for late applications.
Please note that Lucan Educate Together National School in Bewley Way, has a separate enrolment policy and if you wish to apply to that school, you need to make a separate application there. Due to the close proximity of Lucan East ETNS and Griffeen Valley ETNS one GPS reference point (being the centre point of the round about between the two schools) is used to allocate places randomly between these two schools.
Applications for students Senior Infants - 6th class
/4If you would like to make an application for your child who will be in Senior Infants - 6th class in academic year 2024, please note that we will only be accepting these applications after April 2024.
Free Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme
The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. The scheme is offered in early years settings (pre-schools, Montessori’s, creches, playgroups) for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, 38 weeks of the year. All children are entitled to 2 full academic years on the ECCE scheme. Children are eligible to start the ECCE scheme in the September of the year that they turn 3 years old. For example, a child turning 3 years old in 2024 can be registered on the ECCE scheme in September 2024.
This free scheme for children between the ages of 3 and 5 helps prepare them for primary school.