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How to Apply

Mater Dei Academy is currently enrolling for next September. If  your child would like to shadow a First Year student for a day, or if you would like to arrange a visit to the school please telephone 021- 2021299 or contact the Principal, Miss Geraldine Heffernan at 
We would be delighted to hear from you.

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You can download our application form here and return it to the Academy. Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is December 20th on the year prior to admission. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis. 


Learn more about our admissions policycosts and safeguarding at Mater Dei Academy....


Admissions Policy

Admission is open to all boys and girls whose families demonstrate a commitment to uphold the ethos and Catholic identity of the Academy through active participation and living of the faith in all of the Academy’s teaching and learning activities. 

Read our full admissions policy here:

Mater Dei Admissions Policy


How much does it cost? 

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Mater Dei Academy is an independent Catholic school which operates as a non-recognised school under Section 14 (1) of the Education (Welfare) Act, 2000. It receives no funding from the Irish state and, as a registered charity in Ireland, it is supported by benefactors and donors. Mater Dei Academy does not charge fees for students who are resident in Ireland.

All parents are asked to provide a voluntary time commitment to support the Academy’s activities. Voluntary financial contributions from parents form an important support for the running of the Academy. However, such contributions are optional and no child is refused admission to Mater Dei Academy on financial grounds.


Child Safeguarding

The Board of Trustees and Staff of the Academy recognise that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of the Academy’s life and this is reflected in all of the school’s policies, procedures, practices and activities. Therefore in all of its policies, procedures, practices and activities, the Academy will adhere to the principles of best practice in child protection and welfare in addition to its statutory requirements. 

In addition to its statutory requirements, the Board of Trustees of Mater Dei Academy has adopted without modification the Department of Education’s Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 as part of their overall Child Safeguarding Statement. 

Read the full statement here: 

Child Safeguarding Statement

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