Fr Eamonn's Blog

St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School Admissions 2021

The Governing Board wish to clarify how the faith-based oversubscription criteria for Catholic applicants will be interpreted for admission of pupils in September 2021. (See Admissions Policy 2021-22).

  • Parents/carers are required to sign the declaration that they “attend Sunday Mass at least once a month and have done so for at least one year prior to the closing date for applications” (15 January 2021).
  •  This has not been possible from April 2020 due to Covid-19, because the church has been closed for public worship, the Sunday obligation to attend Holy Mass has been suspended, and the parent/carer may have been taking account of Government guidance concerning shielding and protecting persons.
  • The parent/carer will be considered to have attended Mass during this period if they had previously attended Mass at least once a month from January 2020.
  •   The Parish Priest will be able to countersign the declaration if the parent/carer has attended Mass prior to April 2020.

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