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Information on issues relevant to parents and guardians is shown in the table below. Click view for detailed information.

We also provide details on services for parents and guadians on our Services page.

Education System

Overview of the Irish Education System


A Guide for Parents to the Irish Education System

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Free Pre-School Places

Free places for children for the year prior to starting primary school

Find a School

Listing of all schools by location and school type along with the Inspection reports for each school


Information on schoolenrolment policy

School Holidays

Christmas, Easter and mid-term break dates

Boards of Management

Information for parents and Boards of Management

Parents Councils and Associations

Information for parents of primary and post primary students

Parent and Student Charter

Legislation requiring schools to consult with parents and students, and publish and operate a Parent and Student Charter


Information onevaluation ofschools



Primary and Post Primary curriculum and syllabus information

Literacy and Numeracy

National Strategy to improve literacy and numeracy skills

Help my Kid Learn

How to support your child's learning


Information for parents and students

Child Protection

Information for parents with concerns

Complaints about schools

Information for parents on complaints procedures

Special Educational Needs

Supports available to children

Educational Psychological Services

NEPS supports for children

Irish Exemption

Information on how to apply for an exemption from studying Irish

Clothing and Footware Scheme

Help to meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school

National Emergencies / Public Health

Alerts and updates on health, vaccination and severe weather issues

Weight of Schoolbags

Information on how schools deal with the issue

Primary Online Database (POD)

Database of primary schoolpupils

Patronage and Pluralism

Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector