We the undersigned wish to request your assistance in supporting our aim to enable St Mary's & St Gerard's NS Enniskerry, become a feeder school for secondary schools within the local area.
Why is this important?
St Mary's & St Gerard's NS Enniskerry is a small school serving 220 students. The closest suitable secondary schools to St Mary's & St Gerard's NS are Presentation College, Bray; Loreto Secondary School, Bray; Woodbrook College, Bray; and St Gerard's School.
Success in obtaining a place in 1st Year in a local secondary school is proving most difficult for some students. This issue arises due to the following:
(i) For some secondary schools St Mary's & St Gerard's students are not allocated a place due to that secondary school favouring other national schools as feeder schools
(ii) For other secondary schools St Mary's & St Gerard's students are not allocated a place due to the secondary schools operating a lottery system with some St Mary's & St Gerard's students being allocated a place too far down the waiting list.
It is our belief that the right of our children to appropriate local secondary school education is being compromised due to the fact that St Mary's & St Gerard's is not a designated feeder school.
Please sign this Petition to notify the school’s Board of Management and the Department of Education about our concerns.