New Students

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Annual Admissions Notice

Admissions Notice 2023-24.pdf

How do I enrol my child?

  1. Contact the school office by e-mailing

  2. School Principal will contact parent/guardian.

  3. Application form will be posted or e-mailed to parent/guardian.


Application form maybe downloaded from our school website (

  1. Parent/Guardian applies in writing by completing the application form and providing a copy of their child’s birth certificate.

  2. Submit all documentation to school office.

  3. Applicants will be informed in writing as to the decision of the school, within the timeline outlined in the annual admissions notice.

Why choose Ballycroneen?

Ballycroneen National School strives to create a positive learning environment for its pupils to thrive and reach their full potential. With this in mind Ballycroneen N.S. has a lot to offer your child.

  • We have a low pupil teacher ratio.

  • We support the mental health of our students by taking part in meditations, mindfulness and wellbeing programmes.

  • We foster an environment of mutual respect between students and staff.

  • We focus on a holistic approach to learning to ensure each child meets their full potential, both socially and academically.

  • We celebrate many school events such as Active Schools Week, Maths Week, Science Week and Friendship Week.

  • We take part in many school initiatives such as the Green Schools programme and the Digital Schools of Distinction Award.

  • We use our local environment for varied teaching experiences e.g. Ballycroneen Beach.

  • We provide specialised teachers for GAA and Gymnastics.

  • We have an active and supportive Parents' Association.

  • The school has top of the range facilities such as a school hall, fully stocked library, a sensory garden, raised vegetable beds for growing our own fruit and vegetables, a 'bug hotel' and an outdoor classroom.

  • The school actively takes part in interschool events such as chess competitions, Sciath na Scol, the Cork City Sports and Sports days.

  • We perform Christmas Shows and Christmas Carolling.

Admissions Form- Junior Infants 2023-2024 School Year

2023-24 ADMISSIONS J.pdf

Admissions Form- Junior Infants 2022-2023 School Year

ADMISSIONS JI 2022-2023.pdf

Admissions Form- Senior Infants- 6th Class 2022-2023 School Year

2023-24 Admissions S.I. - 6th.pdf

Admissions Policy

18475A FINAL Ballycroneen NS Admission Policy November 2020.docx.pdf

Parental Involvement

Home – School – Community links are very important to us. There are so many occasions throughout the year – i.e. Grandparents’ Day; Friendship Fortnight; Daffodil Day etc. when parents and the wider community can get involved with school activities, and we very much welcome and encourage these occasions.

Supporting your child's transition from pre-school to primary school

Supporting your child's transition from preschool to primary school.pdf

Transitioning to Primary School: O.T tips and strategies