Frequently Asked Questions

    • You can apply by downloading an application form here. Or if you would like more information about our application process, call us on 01 442 4442.

    • Yes, our admission policy can be found here.

    • No, this is not included in our school fees.

    • Yes.

    • No. We do not offer scholarships at The Dublin Academy of Education.

    • Yes, we recommend you do so as it will give you a chance to see exactly what our teachers are like.

    • We suggest both parents and students who are interested in our full-time school attend one of the Open Evenings.

    • Yes, any unused credit can be transferred across from the Weekly Grinds to the Full-Time School. A small administrative fee of €50 will be charged.

    • Yes, continuous assessment takes place in all of our classes. There is also written homework and students take regular tests. Parents will be able to access these scores on Vsware - our online platform.

    • Yes, we do a roll call every morning in the school, and after lunch. If a student is absent, a parent will be notified immediately.

    • There is a lunchroom for students who bring in a packed lunch and a common area for students also. There are microwaves and hot water for students looking to make a hot snack.

    • Supervised study is available in our school between the following hours:

      Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 5pm - 7:45pm

      Wednesday: 4pm - 6:45pm

      Friday: 3pm - 5:45pm

      Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

      • School opens at 8am (study room open also)

      • All students must be in school by 9am.

      • Lunch 1pm to 1:30pm

      • School finishes at 4:30pm (note: depending on subject choice, some students may have evening classes)

    • Yes.

    • Yes. Each student will have their own locker.

    • No. Students can wear whatever clothes they are most comfortable in.

    • No, students must organise their own accommodation if they need it.

    • Yes. All students have a mandatory session with our Career Guidance expert at the beginning of 5th and 6th Year. This is to ensure that all students are fully aware of all course options available to them and are making an informed decision about their CAO.

    • Yes, practicals are available in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Home Economics and Physics.

    • Yes, continuous assessment takes place in all of our classes. There is also written homework and students take regular tests. Parents will be able to access these scores on Vsware - our online platform.

    • It all depends on the subject but classes are similar in size to current day schools, if not smaller.

    • The primary focus of our school is academics, however, we offer students the opportunity to take part in physical exercise groups, debating clubs, personal development, music, outdoor team building events and many more planned activities. We also host a Graduation pre Leaving Certificate and a Debs for 6th Year students post Leaving Certificate.

    • Yes.

    • Classes are 1-hour in duration.

    • Students can take as many subjects as they wish. We'd recommend no more than eight.