Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School

Griffeen Valley ETNS   (01) 6219819   Roll no. 20166W


Local Schools Common Enrolment 

Griffeen Valley ETNS is part of the Lucan Common Enrolment System (LCES) along with Adamstown Castle, Esker and Lucan East Educate Together Schools. When a parent/guardian makes an application to one of the schools they are applying to a centralised system. Children are assigned to one of the four schools based on specific criteria.

The primary aims of the system:
– promote inclusive local schools 
– improve traffic management and mobility in Lucan
– encourage strong, integrated local communities
prevent newcomer families from being disproportionally disadvantaged in accessing schools
– allow children 
access their most conveniently located Educate Together school on a fair, transparent and equal basis


How do I put my child’s name down for the Lucan Common Enrolment system?

Firstly, please read the GVET Annual Admissions Notice: Admissions Notice for all important dates and the GVET Admissions Policy: Admissions Policy including for information on availability of places in mainstream Junior infants and in our special class.


Junior Infants

Fill out the pre-enrolment form: LCES Application (Aladdin)

If you are then allocated a place in a LCES school, you will received an offer by e mail. 
In order for you to confirm this school place for your child, you will have to provide the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of address: TWO current utility bills dated within two months of the application. e.g. gas, electric, internet household bill
  • POD form
  • Ethos statement signed by parents / guardians.

Important points to note:

  • Application forms for Junior Infants will only be available in each school from 6th October of the year prior to the year of entry.
  • Junior Infant children must be at least 4 years old before the first day of school in the current year.
  • Applications must be received on/before 24th November in order to be considered for the first offers.
  • The first round of offers takes place on 5th December   

**Due to the close proximity of Lucan East ETNS and Griffeen Valley ETNS one GPS reference point (being the centre point of the roundabout between the two schools) is used to allocate places randomly between these two schools. 


Senior Infants to 6th Class

Complete the application form for Senior Infants to 6th ClassLCES Application (Aladdin)
If you would like to make an application for your child who will be in Senior Infants – 6th class in academic year 2024/25, please note that we will only be accepting these applications after April 2024.

Special Class/ASD Unit

Our Special Class is for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. To apply for a place in this class for September 2024, please download the application form below and email it to the school at the following address,

Applications will only be accepted from 10th April 2024 –  5th May 2024. Please note that applications will not be accepted before 10th April 2024. Application forms must be accompanied by a copy of any psychological reports.

Please note that our specialised class is full for 2024/25. Any applications received will be placed on a waiting list for the academic year of 2024/25.


Any places available for 2024/25 and application and decision dates for our special class can be seen in the Admissions statement (listed above). Also note that any application received before the start date and after the closing date will NOT be considered. (See Policy) 


Please read the policy carefully before making your application: Special Class for Children with ASD Application Form 24/25

Preschool Education
The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. The scheme is offered in early years settings (pre-schools, Montessori’s, creches, playgroups) for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, 38 weeks of the year.

All children are entitled to 2 full academic years on the ECCE scheme.
Children are eligible to start the ECCE scheme in the September of the year that they turn 3 years old. For example, a child turning 3 years old in 2024 can be registered on the ECCE scheme in September 2024.

This free scheme for children between the ages of 3 and 5 helps prepare them for primary school. 

Find out more information here.