Hello there and welcome to our Admissions Section. Here we hope to answer any questions you may have about your child becoming a prospective pupil at The Royal School Cavan, as a boarder (5 day) or day pupil. If you can’t find all the answers in this section please do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone at +353 49 43 61605. Our office is also open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. so you are welcome to contact us for an appointment. For up to date school news please follow us on Twitter & Facebook.
The Royal School Cavan accepts application forms for prospective Form 1 students at any stage up to February 1st prior to the year of admission. Our registration form is currently unavailable online so you must contact the school office by email or phone at +353 49 4361605 and we will send you an Admissions Pack in the post.
FORM 1 APPLICANTS
The information you will need to complete the registration form is:
- Child’s PPS number
- Parents/Guardians’ contact details (phone, address & email)
- Signatures for Parents/Guardians
- Current school name, address & roll number (if attending school already)
- A copy (original not required) of the child’s birth certificate
- A certificate of religious affiliation signed by the religious leader of the church you attend only if you are a practising member of a Protestant or affiliated faith
- Details or reports of any Special Education Needs
- A cheque, bank draft, money order, or cash fee of €50, which can also be paid by direct debit (bank details found on the form)
A pupil must have reached twelve years of age by the time they are to begin Form 1.
It is important to remember that if you have more than one child we require a separate registration form for each sibling.
APPLICANTS TO OTHER YEARS
We also enrol students into other years the application form must be requested and returned as for Form 1 applicants above, with the addition of a most recent school report. If a place becomes available you will be contacted for an interview with the Headmaster prior to any offer of a place.
OPEN DAY & EVENINGWe have an open day every year for prospective fifth class pupils (and sixth class if they have not availed of the opportunity in fifth class) which takes place in the first term. Details of the exact date is sent to schools, available on our website, social media and local newspapers. On the evening of the open day we have an information evening for prospective parents.
FEES & FINANCIAL AID
The cost of education in Royal School Cavan is not expensive by comparison with similar schools. Annual fees are billed in 4 quarterly instalments (Sept., Nov., Feb. & Apr.) and are set as follows for 2017/2018:
Boarding: €7,200 Day: €2,600
There will be those for whom some assistance may be needed in paying the school fees. As one of the Protestant managed Secondary Schools, many students may be eligible for a grant through the Secondary Education Committee. This grant, which is means tested, can be given to families, if their son/daughter is a member of a Protestant denomination. This money would be paid directly to the school, reducing the cost of the fees to the family.
Other ways in which the costs can be met include two full boarding scholarships awarded annually, based on the Scholarship Examination, usually held around the first part of February; Assisted Boarding Scholarships for all who sit the Scholarship Examination; grant assistance from organisations such as, Protestant Aid, Bertrand & Rutland Fund amongst others. A full list of sources of grants can be obtained from the school.
A discount in fees is granted to the second and subsequent child of the same family.