Sutton Park School is an accredited International School and applications for admissions take place throughout the academic year. The process for admissions is relatively straightforward. Please read the following information carefully before completing an application form. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the School office either by phone or by email.
School Admissions Process
- Download an application form from the Downloads page and complete in full for each child.
- Attach/enclose 2 x Academic Reports from your child’s current school (only required for students over age 7) and 1 x copy of birth cert.
- Fax, email or post to +353 (0)1832 5929, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sutton Park School, St Fintans Road, Sutton, Dublin 13, Rep. of Ireland.
N.B - Please note if your child requires Learning Support of any kind, please complete the details on the form at the bottom and submit with a current up-to-date Educational Psychological Assessment arranged by a qualified Psychologist, we recommend:- Arduna, 54 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3, Tel: +353 1 8332733.
Please see our Learning Resource page on our website.
Once we have assessed your application and made arrangements for you to visit the school (if possible), a decision will be made and you will be informed of the outcome in writing. If you are offered a place at the school, a non-refundable deposit of EURO 1,000 per student must be paid by the date stated in the offer letter in order to secure your place. Please request our current fee schedule for your information.
Applications for future years can be sent to be kept on record until they are processed for that relevant year. An acknowledgement letter will be sent upon receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time regarding entry.
Sutton Park School is committed to building a co-educational and international learning community. Applications are welcomed from all parts of Ireland, UK, mainland Europe and from all other nations. Approximately 30% of our students are from an international background, representing twenty two different nationalities.
The school enjoys a close relationship with a number of International placement agencies and guardians who organise host family accommodation in the locality.
Sutton Park School follows the Irish curriculum in both the junior and secondary divisions. In the senior school we follow the Junior Cycle from Years 1 – 3. All subjects are examined at the end of this cycle. The 4th Year is a Transition Year. The Leaving Certificate takes place in the last two years of the Senior Cycle – Years 5 and 6.
Application Forms can be obtained electronically by clicking here or in hard copy form by contacting the school for one to be posted out to you. All applications will be acknowledged in writing and you will be then contacted in due course to be invited in for an interview and given a tour of the school. For all applications, supporting documentation is required in the form of academic reports (if over age 6 years) along with any Educational Psychological Assessment Reports (if learning support is required) The school will notify you if further supporting documentation for your application is required.
Entry Into Junior & Intermediate Schools
Class sizes in the Junior and Intermediate Schools are small and applications are considered for all grades and classes throughout the year. Special consideration is given to siblings and every effort is made to ensure that there is a balance between boys and girls in the classes.
Arrangements can be made for your child to spend a day in the school with his/her class in order to familiarise themselves with the class teacher and their fellow pupils.
Points of Entry Into Senior School
Entry Into First Year - Ages 12-13
The Head of School interviews all prospective candidates from the October/November prior to entry. Scholarships are available at this point. Interested candidates are entered for our Lighthouse Scholarship papers in October.
Scholarships last for the full 6 years of the Secondary division [conditional on obtaining excellent reports and high grades] and are reviewed annually by the Head of School.
Transition Year – Age 15
Interviews for entry at this point take place throughout the year. This is a major point of entry for both International students and Irish students seeking a change of environment or looking to take advantage of our small group sizes and carefully planned TYR programme.
Extensive English as a Foreign Language support is available for our international students. We timetable EFL lessons against Irish and English classes giving almost 8 hours of language support at this level. This programme is continued into the 5th Year should students want to stay on to study the Leaving Certificate.
Leaving Certificate Programme – Ages 16-18
Many families chose Sutton Park School at this point to take advantage of our extended study facilities.
Students at this level can use our Library and Resource Centre from 8am-8:30 pm. Study is supervised and the Library contains every available research tool. In essence we offer a boarding school facility for all our day pupils. Parents with busy working lives know that their sons and daughters have the opportunity to study in a quiet, supervised setting.
Scholarships are available for 5th Year entry and are generally held in October of the year prior to entry.
If places become available entry can be considered for places in the 2nd and 3rd Years.