Arrangements for September 2019 are as follows:–
Year 1 of Junior Cycle: Enrolment for the academic year 2019 – 2020 has already taken place. If you wish to enrol your son/daughter in Bridgetown College for September 2019, please download a copy of the Application Form (Below) and include the following documentation. A copy of your child’s Birth Certificate, their PPS number and one passport size photograph. A copy of psychological reports, where they exist, should also be submitted.
Enrolment enquiries which relate to subsequent years or programmes, with the exception of our PLC programme, should be directed to Mr. Adrian Power, Deputy Principal. Telephone: (053) 913 52 57.
In the case of enrolment enquiries relating to the eBusiness PLC programme, parents and/or students should contact Ms. Mairead Redmond, course co-ordinator. Telephone: (053) 913 52 57.
Students enrolling in First Year are required to complete a number of assessment tests. These are standardised tests in literacy, numeracy and cognitive abilities. The assessment session lasts approximately two hours. No special preparation is required. Very full explanations and instructions are given before each test.
Information gleaned from the tests is used to match students’ abilities with the different programmes followed in the college to ensure that each student is placed in the programme best suited to his/her abilities, needs and talents. At Halloween classes are reviewed and if any student is considered by his teachers to be misplaced, the possibility of a change of class is raised with his/her parents/guardians.
This year’s Assessment Tests are scheduled to take place sometime at the end of February and start of March. They will take place in the evening after school and parents will be notified in advance of when their son/daughters test is scheduled. Each student should bring two pencils and an eraser.
The School Transport Scheme is run by Bus Éireann. Application forms are available online at www.buseireann.ie and must be submitted before the last Friday in April. Children are eligible for transport where they reside not less than 4.8 kilometres from the school they will be attending. N.B. It is assumed that students will be attending their nearest post-primary school/education centre. Full details of the Post Primary School Transport Scheme are available on the Department’s website at www.education.ie. Parents are reminded that failure to apply in time may result in a student not having a bus ticket in September.