Dublin school MAMA has announced that its entry requirements for the upcoming school year are set to be slightly different from last year.
It is the latest school entry to be set to undergo major revision following a raft of new rules introduced by the Education Minister this year.
The school has faced an increase in applications for its entry this year, with the number of applications for entry increasing by a third over the past two years.
The number of applicants for entry has also increased by 10% since last year, it has been announced.
The new entry criteria have included the requirement to have a diploma or GED, a GP, and be in full-time education.
The entrance requirements for MOMA’s entry are as follows:1) An Irish passport is required for entry, regardless of nationality2) Applicants must be in school at the time of application, with at least one other person at home for the duration of the school term3) Applicant must be a member of the Irish Catholic community and a full- time student4) The applicant must be enrolled at the primary school, including any schools in the area of their home location, and must be eligible for a Leaving Certificate.
The entry criteria are set out in a statement issued by the Department of Education today.
Applicants to MAMA must be able to meet the requirements for entry to MOMa in the current academic year.2.
Applicant’s educational level must be equivalent to or higher than that of the general population3.
Applicante must be capable of demonstrating the capacity to complete a rigorous assessment of the requirements of entry to the school and meet the entry requirements of the relevant State/Territory Act or other relevant State law, and that they will contribute to the development of their local community, and their contribution will be in line with the overall aim of the local community.4.
Applicantes may not be eligible to participate in MAMA programs if they are eligible to do so under a previous entry to a school and are currently enrolled at another school.5.
Applicance to MAMA must be accompanied by an application form, which must be submitted to the Department within ten working days of application.
Applicants will also be required to provide a letter of reference from their principal, teacher, principal’s spouse or parents if they have no current educational qualifications.
They will also have to provide evidence of their current living arrangements and the availability of housing, as well as a proof of employment and support.
Applicant will be required, in addition to the previous entry criteria, to demonstrate that they have a work history in Ireland, have not been expelled or withdrawn from school in the past and that their financial resources have been adequate to meet their entry requirements.
If a person has a previous admission in the Dublin region, they will also need to provide proof of that previous admission and that no other Irish citizens or residents of the region have ever attended MAM.
Applicantes will be able apply for entry at the beginning of September.
Applicante applicants will have a deadline of January 1st to apply, and there will be a maximum of six applicants per school.
The announcement follows the recent announcement by the MOMS board of governors, who confirmed that they would be looking at the next round of entry for the school.
A spokesperson for the Moms board of trustees said the board would consider all applications and make a decision in the coming months.
The MOMs statement follows the announcement last month that the school will be closed for a period of time in June.
The decision comes as part of a series of major changes that were announced by the Government this year and are set in motion in the next two months.
As the number and scale of applications and the new requirements are set for next year, there are more than 1,000 applications for the 2017-18 school year, which means there will now be an additional school in MOMAs portfolio.
This year’s entry requirements include:1.)
An Irish certificate or GEP is required, regardless if the person has been residing in Ireland for the last five years or is currently living in Ireland2.)
Applicants will need to be enrolled in a primary school3.)
Applicant should be capable and willing to contribute to MAMI programs4.)
Applicantes should be in complete support of their parent/guardian, be eligible and able to contribute and be physically present at school for the whole term.5.)
Applicante applicants must demonstrate that their contribution to the local school community will be equivalent or greater than the total contribution made by the entire school population in that area of the country.
The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, has previously said that the new rules will “bring a lot of positive change”.