The Board is bound by the Department of Education and Skills' Rules for National Schools which provides that pupils may only be enrolled from the age of 4 years and upwards, though compulsory attendance does not apply until the age of 6 years.
In the event of applications for enrolment exceeding the number of places available, the following decision-making process will apply:
- Catholic children living in the parish and brothers and sisters of pupils in the school
- Catholic children living outside the parish who do not have a Catholic school in their own parish
- Other children living in the parish
- Other children living outside the parish
If the applications within categories exceed the number of places available, older children will have precedence.