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St. Raphaela’s is a Catholic Primary Girls’ school, under the Trusteeship of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Patronage of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin

Our school serves the children from the Kilmacud/ Stillorgan area from all faith backgrounds.  

We are a mainstream school with two class groups at each class level from Infants to Sixth Class.


How do I apply?

1. Familiarise yourself with our school, our ethos, our policies

There are so many reasons that we are proud of our School Family. We share many of them on this school website.  

When considering applying for a place in our school at any class level, it is important that parents and guardians read the policies of the school and familiarise themselves with our Ethos, Code of Behaviour, Admission Policy, Child Protection Policy and Anti Bullying Policy BEFORE applying. These are available to you here: School Policies

If your child receives a place in our school, you will be asked to sign a statement of agreement to support our school policies as a condition of enrolment (see Admission Policy). 

2. Read the Admission Policy 

The Admission Policy provides all information on the school’s enrolment procedures:

Admission Policy,  September 2020

September 2021, Admission Statement Annual Notice

If you have any questions on the above, please contact the school office by emailing: 

3. Register your Interest!

Once you have all the information, and asked any questions you would like answered, we would be delighted to receive your  “Registration of Interest” form.

** Applications for places in the School Year 2022-2023 will  open between  1st October- 31st October 2021**

Please note, submitting this form does not guarantee a place in our school.


Other Important information:

When can you apply?

2022-2023 School Year: Applications for all class levels will open between 1st-31st October 2021. Where there is over-subscriptions for places, applications are categorised in line with our Admission Policy.

Late Applications will  be accepted throughout the year in line with the Admission Policy

Applications for the current school year (2021-2022) were open during October 2020. Late applications will be processed in line with the Admission Policy.

Where wait listing is applied, the applicant’s name will remain on file for the duration of the year applied for.


After submitting a Registration of Interest form, the school office will be in contact with you to inform you of the next steps.