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Within the context of current legislation, the DES regulations, the rights of the Patron and the resources available, the College supports the principles of inclusiveness, equality of access and participation in the school and parental choice.

No applicant is discriminated against on the grounds of disability.

(A) Applications

Preliminary applications for entry to First Year should reach the College on or before 1st September in the year before the boy starts secondary school.

It should be noted that, by long-standing custom, there is no communication with the public in advance of the application process. With over 250 applications expected for the incoming First Year group for 2014 it would be inappropriate to directly solicit further interest. This is not to preclude the possibility of future advertising in the media, visits to the main feeder schools, or the hosting of an Open Evening, etc.

There is no waiting list for First Year admission, so it is of no advantage to have applied earlier than other applicants: Gonzaga does not operate a first-come, first-served policy.

(B) Information Evening

The parent(s)/guardian(s) of all applicants are invited to the Information Evening in the College in September (by mail to the last address advised to the College). At this meeting the ethos of the school is outlined and all relevant information is made available to parents. 

At this meeting all parents are also provided with a pack containing more detailed final application forms. These forms request details of the applicant’s family, primary schooling and expectations of Gonzaga.

Parents are also requested to obtain a confidential reference from the Principal of the applicant’s Primary School. (Where Primary School Principals are unhappy to provide this reference, the non-provision will not prejudice the application)

Final application forms, with any supporting documentation, should be returned as soon as possible but in any event not later than October 31st, which will be considered as the official date of application in terms of the Education Act.

Applications received after October 31st will not be entertained.

Unsuccessful applicants at this stage will receive notice within 21 days of October 31st.

KW_Admissions Policy BOM 26thSep_2011_ammended_Mission_250415_2.pdf


Preliminary Application for Admission to First Year .pdf

Preliminary Application for Admission to
st Year

Application for Admission to other Years

Application for Admission to other Year Group.pdf