for Transition Year 2015 - 2016
for Transition Year 2015 - 2016
on Admission to Transition Year
Year is a valuable educational experience for most girls. As
it is an optional year, TY students need to be suitable for
the Transition Year Programme in order to benefit from and
contribute to the shared learning experience of the group.
of Management of Loreto College Cavan wishes to make the Transition
Year option available to registered students of Loreto College
who would like to avail of a sixth year of second-level education
and who are deemed suitable to benefit from and contribute
to the TY experience, subject to the maximum number of girls
the College can accommodate in TY in any year. At the discretion
of the Board of Management, a small number of places in TY
may be reserved for students in exceptional circumstances e.g.
certified history of illness; named educational syndrome etc.
Please be advised that the identity of any student afforded
a reserved place will remain confidential. Applications from
girls in other schools will be processed only after all applications
from registered students of Loreto College Cavan have been
processed and finally decided.
number of girls that can be accommodated in Transition Year
is normally 48 girls, subject to DES staffing allocations and
the capacity of the school. The maximum number is determined
each year by the Board of Management based on DES staffing
allocations and the capacity of the school.
are the application procedures for a place in Transition Year:
forms, including a copy of the school’s Policy on Admission
to Transition Year, will be posted to all students in 3rd Year
with Christmas reports. Copies of the application form will
also be available from the School Office on request in January
each year. The closing date will be stated on the Application
application forms and any other relevant documentation pertaining
to consideration for a reserved place as specified above must
be returned to the School Office by the closing date. It is
the responsibility of each student and her parents/guardians
to ensure that her application form is submitted in full and
3. Late applications
will be processed only after all applications submitted on
time have been processed and finalised.
4. The decision
to deem an applicant suitable or not suitable for the Transition
Year Programme will be made by the School Principal who will
take into account each of the following as deemed appropriate:
a. The information
supplied on the girl’s Application Form
b. The girl’s Behaviour Record
c. The girl’s Attendance Record
d. The recommendation of her teachers.
5. In the
event that the number of approved girls exceeds the number
of available places, a lottery will apply. The lottery will
be overseen by the School Principal and will be witnessed by
the Deputy Principal, a representative of the Board of Management,
a representative of the Parents’ Association, a member
of the Transition Year Core Team and the School Secretary who
will act only as Recording Secretary. In the case of one or
more siblings applying for admission to Transition Year at
the same time, if one sibling is offered a place, places will
be offered to all the siblings, subject to the agreed maximum
number of places in TY. If the final place is offered to a
first sibling, then the names of the remaining siblings will
be placed at the top of the Waiting List, in alphabetical order.
The remaining names will be placed on the Waiting List in the
order in which the names were drawn from the drum.
6. Parents/Guardians of a student who is refused a place in Transition Year
and who take the view that the terms of this policy were not strictly adhered
to may appeal the decision to the Board of Management by outlining in detail
and in writing the grounds for their appeal. Please be advised that the decision
of the Board in this regard is final.
7. Any serious
breach of the school’s Code of Behaviour prior to the
commencement of TY may result in the withdrawal of the offer
of a place in TY.
8. A student
who accepts a place in Transition Year and subsequently withdraws
from the programme, regardless of when she withdraws, is advised
that her application for oversubscribed subject options in
5th Year will be placed at the end of the waiting list for
each of the oversubscribed subjects.
9. This policy
will be reviewed regularly.