Information for Parents regarding
the common enrolment procedures for
Maynooth Education Campus

Maynooth Post Primary School was established in 1971. Since 2005 the population of Maynooth has dramatically increased and the demand for secondary school places has been a source of great concern for parents, schools and community groups. Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board (formally Kildare VEC) have responded to these concerns and a New Education Campus is being developed on the Moyglare Road. As part of this campus there will be two schools, a new 1000 pupil school building to be a replacement building for the existing Maynooth Post Primary School and a new 1000 pupil school building for Maynooth Community College. Maynooth Community College opened within the grounds of Maynooth Post Primary School in Aug 2014.

A consultation process took place during the 12/13 school year, which engaged with principals, board of management representatives and parent representatives from primary schools in Maynooth and its surrounding areas. Moreover local community groups and politicians have been included in the process to date.

A number of key concerns were raised in relation to the enrolment in the schools.

  • It was widely acknowledged that Maynooth Post Primary School could no longer provide places to all pupils in Maynooth and its environs.
  • The Department asked that an AONAD be established to provide education through the medium of Irish to Leaving certificate on the campus.
  • The lack of Multi Denominational Education Provision in the areas surrounding Maynooth.
A Governing Authority for Maynooth Education Campus has been established which oversees cooperation between both schools. This cooperation includes the Enrolment Process, ensuring a fair equitable and transparent Admission Policies and Enrolment Procedures. Parents now have a choice of which school they would like their sons/daughters to attend and places will be offered according to the oversubscription criteria listed in the Admission Policy of each school.