1961-2011     Fifty years ‘with wisdom and courage’

Admissions Policy

 

 

Mission Statement

Regina Mundi College is a Voluntary Secondary School, founded by Miss Daisy Corrigan in 1961. It is under the supervision of a Board of Directors. The ethos of the school is Christian, based on the philosophy, official teaching and practice of the Roman Catholic Church, while respecting other traditions, values and beliefs.

Our aims as educators are:

  • To cherish excellence in each member of the school community
  • To develop in each student a strong sense of social responsibility
  • To promote and encourage the potential of each student
  • To accommodate and nurture the ability of all our students
  • To prepare them for further education, the world of work and to become committed members of society

We aim to achieve these goals through the dynamic partnership that exists between students, parents, staff and management.

Introduction

Regina Mundi College is a recognised school under the Education Act, 1998, and it operates under the relevant legislation and under ministerial regulations and the Inspectorate of the Department of Education & Skills (DES). The Board of Directors of Regina Mundi College is setting out this Admissions Policy in accordance with the Education Act, 1998.

Regina Mundi College (Cork) Ltd., is a voluntary aided secondary school which provides free education for girls only.  Entry is non-selective. The ethos of the school is Christian, based on the philosophy, official teaching and practice of the Roman Catholic Church, while respecting other traditions, values and beliefs.

Application Procedure

Entry Policy for First Year Students

  • The following applies to admission to 1st year 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20 only.
  • For 1st Year admission for 2018/19 A fully completed registration from must be received by the school on or before Friday 26th May 2017 for an applicant to be considered.
  • Following this date an application form will be posted to the parent(s)/guardian(s) of each student on the registration list. It is the responsibility of parent(s)/guardian(s) to inform the school of any change of details (e.g. address).
  • Completed application forms must be returned to the school on or before Friday 30th of June 2017.
  • All 1st round offers for 2018/19 will be made the week beginning 28/08/2017

 

  • Admission will be on the basis of the criteria listed below.

A maximum of 90 places is available and they will be allocated in the following order:

Category 1:  Sisters of current and past pupils who have graduated from Regina Mundi College

Category 2: Daughters of past pupils who have graduated from Regina Mundi College

Category 3: Residents of Endsleigh/ The Willows and daughters of staff

Category 4:  All other applicants on a “first come, first served” basis as per the registration list.

 

A parent/guardian must put in writing if they feel they have a case for a school place owing to exceptional circumstances. Each case will be assessed on an individual basis and if resources allow, the decision will be made by at least 2 members of the Board of Directors and the school Principal.

 

*From the 2020/21 school year waiting lists will no longer pertain. Registration forms will be completed when pupils enter 5th class. Category 1 to 3 will continue to apply and  Category 4 will read for all other applicants where the number of applicants exceeds the number of remaining places a lottery will take place.

 

Transfer From Another Second Level School

A student may apply to transfer into the school subject to:

(i)   The school being satisfied with the reasons for the transfer (information will be requested from the student’s former/current school concerning attendance and educational progress),

(ii)   The school being satisfied that the move is in the best interests of the applicant and of the general school community – consequences of mid-year transfer, subject choices may be considerations here.

(iii)   Available space

(iv)   Consultation with the Educational Welfare Officer

The School reserves the right to refuse an application for admission in exceptional circumstances {Cf Section 29 Education Act 1998 and Circular M48/01}.

Right to Appeal

In line with the Education Act, 1998, the parent(s) of a student refused admission to the school has/ have the right to appeal this decision to the Board of Directors. This appeal must be furnished within 21 days of the refusal of a school place. The decision of the board will be made within 21 further days. In the event of the appeal to the Board of Directors being unsuccessful an appeal may be made under S.29 of the Education Act, to the Secretary General of the Department of Education & Skills within 42 days of the result of the decision by the Board of Directors.

 

 

Policy ratified by Board of Directors May 2017