According to the regulations laid down by the Department of Education and Skills, a child must be at least 4 years of age before starting Primary School. The Board of Management require that this age be reached before the beginning of the school year. The Board of Management sets a further cut-off date each year depending on numbers. Enrolments are accepted in accordance with our Enrolment/Admissions Policy – see
Registration forms for new pupils are available from October 1st each year.  Click on the following Application for Enrolment 2024-2025 to download the enrolment form.
Contact our school secretary. An Open and Enrolment Day is held in January.


School Hours

School hours are from 9.10a.m. to 2:50p.m.
Junior and Senior Infants’ classes finish at 1:50p.m.
Breaktimes are from 10:50a.m. to 11.10a.m. and 12.30p.m. to 12:50p.m.


School Uniform

St Mary’s school uniform consists of a royal blue V-neck jumper emblazoned with the school crest, a white shirt, a blue and grey striped
tie and grey pinafore, skirt or trousers. On P.E. days the school tracksuit is worn. This consists of a red and grey sweatshirt bearing the
school crest and is worn with grey tracksuit bottoms and a white polo shirt. A red school jacket is also available. All items can be purchased
locally. Junior Infants (only) have the option of wearing the school tracksuit every day.

Uniforms can be purchased in Ted Murtaghs, Cannings Menswear and Becky’s Kids Clothing Shop in Trim town.


School Parent Liaison

Our open Day is held in January each year and all existing and prospective parents/guardians are welcomed in during school hours to observe a “school in action”. New Junior Infants and their parents are invited to visit the school in June. Formal Parent/Teacher Meetings are held in November for Senior Infants to Sixth Classes and February for Junior Infants. All parents are furnished with a progress report on their child, at the end of each school year.


Parental Involvement

We have an active and involved Parents’ Association. All parents are welcome to join in the work of this Association.
While a lot of the focus of the Parents’ Association is on fundraising, members are also involved in health and safety issues, policy formation and the organisation of some school events. The Parents’ Association also facilitate the children’s Insurance Scheme and give invaluable assistance in the Book Rental Scheme and our annual Sports Day. It also provides light refreshments for First Communions, Graduation, Open Evenings, Open Days and Sports Days. The association is affiliated with the National Parents Council for Primary Schools in Ireland. A new association is formed or renewed every year at the AGM and meets regularly at the school.
Some parents also come into school to assist with the “Reading” Guided Team Teaching Programme and to work as part of a “Meitheal” Group which helps to prepare classroom resources and materials.
Parents/Guardians are also valued members of our Digital Schools’ Committee, Green Flag Committee, Gaelbhratech, Active Schools’ Committee and Health Promoting Schools’ Committee.




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