“Responsibility.. rests solely with the applicant..”

A Department of Education spokesperson has reminded parents of their obligations in relation to providing “documents verifying particularly the residential information” in applications for post-primary school places. That’s a requirement brought about by a recent judicial review. No mention of EU laws though.. From the Department of Education’s statement

“Parents are also advised to read carefully the Department’s “Dear Applicant” guidance which is located near the beginning of the Education and Library Board Admissions Criteria Booklets. This explains the need for all applicants to provide alongside their application forms, documents verifying particularly the residential information contained on their application forms. The precise details of these requests will be contained in the individual entries of post-primary schools contained within that booklet. Responsibility to ensure all verification documents are attached to the Transfer Form (in the case of applications to post-primary school) rests solely with the applicant and they should ensure that all documents are attached before signing off the Transfer Form. The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide verifying documents according to the required deadline may result in either the withdrawal of a place or the inability of a school to offer a place. [added emphasis]

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