Join Our School

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021/2022 academic year.

At The Institute of Education, we aim to make the admissions’ process as smooth and informative as possible.

Applications are invited from motivated and focused students entering 4th, 5th and 6th year who wish to achieve their full academic potential.

As you begin your application journey, we encourage prospective students and their parents to attend our open evenings, look through our website, and connect with our Admissions Team, who are always available to answer any questions you may have.

Entry Requirements
Students applying to our full-time school should have a minimum of 6 Grade C’s at Higher Level Junior Certificate or Merit / Higher Merit / Distinction at Common Level Junior Cycle (or have an expectation of same).

Students are required to have attended a full time education programme in a secondary school for six months immediately prior to applying to The Institute of Education.


Submit Your Application
The first step is to submit an application form. Application forms can be completed and submitted online or can be requested in hard copy by calling the Administration Office (01 6613511) and returned by post.

Application forms must be accompanied by a copy of the Student’s current passport and copies/scans of the following documents:

  • Last two formal school reports.
  • State exam results AND/OR Mock results (where applicable), OR alternative school assessments on official headed paper.

In light of the cancellation of the 2021 Junior Certificate Exams, current 3rd Year Students will also need to provide copies of the 2nd Year Christmas Reports.


Once an application form has been received, the student and their parents/guardians will be invited to attend for interview with our Admissions Officer. At the interview, the student’s objectives, motivation and examination results to date will be reviewed and discussed.


Offer of Place
Following interview, places will be offered to successful candidates.

Open Evenings

Open evenings are held throughout the year and give parents and prospective students an excellent opportunity to meet staff and learn about all aspects of our school.

This year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are conducting our open evenings via live webinar. This live online event allows students and their parents to see and hear from both our school management team and teachers. A live Q&A forum at the end is also the perfect opportunity to get your questions answered.

Connect With Us

At The Institute of Education our friendly and supportive Admissions Team is always here to help.

If you would like to find out more about any aspect our school or the application process, then please contact us by emailing or call 01 6613 511.

Alternatively, you can request a callback at a time that is more convenient and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible.

School Policies

Prior to commencing full-time study at The Institute of Education all students and their parents/ guardians should familiarise themselves with the school policies below.

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