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(According to the provisions of the Education Act 2018)


Loreto College Swords is a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School for Girls, under the Trusteeship of the Loreto Education Trust and committed to the Principles of the Loreto Educational Philosophy.

The school operates within the free education scheme, under the Articles of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools, and within the rules laid down by the Department of Education and Science. The school depends on Department of Education funding in relation to grants and teacher allocation. Therefore, all aspects of this policy are within the context and parameters of the funding and resources available from and provided by the Department of Education.

Having regard to the resources available and provided (referred to above), the school supports the principles of:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Equality of access and participation in the school
  • Parental choice in relation to enrolment in school
  • Respect for diversity of values, beliefs, traditions, languages and ways of life in Irish society.

Admission for  First Year 2025/2026

We will have an Open Night for parents/guardians and students in 5th and 6th class, students may only attend if accompanied by an adult. This will take place in September 2024 – date to be confirmed.


Application Forms will be accepted from 01 October 2024 up to 22 October 2024, 3 p.m. (No forms can be accepted before 01 October)

The Application Forms will be available online or can be collected in person – available from September 2024 –

Forms Can be returned in Person, by mail or via email – it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they receive a Receipt when they apply.

If applying by email please send to – all forms must be submitted as an attachment (a photograph image of the form is not acceptable) – please mark email as Admissions 2025/26

  Please Read our Admissions Policy for details on our enrolment policy Admission-Policy-

2.       Procedure to be followed for Students who wish to Transfer from another Post Primary School into Loreto College, Swords (Not for Students applying from Primary School)

You can download and print  the Transfer Form  – please complete all parts of the form before returning to the School
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Please Note Form must be completed fully and School Reports attached.