The enrolment policy for Enable Ireland Sandymount School has been formulated in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1998 in order to assist parents/guardians and other referring agencies in application and enrolment matters. The Principal of the school and / or the Chairperson of the Board of Management (BOM) will be happy to answer any queries relating to this policy.
Ireland Sandymount School operates within the regulations and the standardised school year as laid down by the Primary / Special Education Sections of the Department of Education and Skills (DES). Curricular programmes prescribed by the DES are followed which may be amended in accordance with Sections 9 and 30 of the Education Act (1998).
Enable Ireland Sandymount School has been designated as a Special National School. The School is funded with grants, teacher resources and other staffing resources provided by the DES. The school is co-educational, catering for boys and girls aged between four and eighteen years who have a primary diagnosis of Physical Disability.
The School has capacity for a maximum of 8 classes. Students with a physical disability are placed in age appropriate junior and senior class groups. There is one specifically designated for pupils who have a severe or profound intellectual disability and who require specific approach in the classroom. Students with a physical disability are placed in age and needs appropriate class groups.