St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Entrance Assessment Day 2024

Tue, Jan 16th, 2024

January 16th 2024

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for enrolling your son/daughter as a First Year student at St. Kilian’s for the 2024-2025 school year. The next stage of the enrolment process is the Entrance Assessment morning, details of which are as follows:

  • The assessments will take place on Saturday, January 27th, in line with all other local schools.
  • The first assessment will start at 9.30am (sharp) and everything will be completed at approximately 12.30pm.
  • Pencils will be provided and your son/daughter does not need to bring any equipment.
  • St Kilian’s is currently talking with all of the primary schools, to ensure that we are fully aware of any additional needs that the students may have.
  • There will be a short break halfway through the assessments; water and snacks will be available for students who would like them.
  • The school uses an App called Compass and you are being sent information on how to register.
  • A €60 Registration Fee is now payable through Compass. You are being sent details on how to do this.
  • The Registration Fee covers the cost of the Locker, Journal and Insurance, among other things.
  • Note: The results from the Assessments provide baseline data to help the school to build a picture about your son/daughter so that they can be supported as well as possible in the years ahead.
  • There will be an Information Meeting for Parents/Guardians of Incoming First Years on the evening of Wednesday, March 20th. You will be contacted with more details closer to the time.


Please contact the school (01-2828126) if you require further clarification of the above or other matters or if, for some reason your son/daughter cannot attend on January 27th.

Yours sincerely,


John Murphy, Principal.

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