Baptism bar kept 96 children out of school in 2016

Bruton promises to change admission policies which prioritise baptised children

22nd January, 2017
Minister for Education Richard Bruton Pic: RollingNews.ie

Around 96 children were denied places in Catholic primary schools last year because they did not have a baptism certificate.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has pledged to bring forward legislation to change school admission policies to stop parents feeling under pressure to baptise their children in order to get into them.

A survey of Catholic primary schools has found that there were 17 schools where a total of 96 children missed out on a school...

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