Making a Referral

iScoil welcomes a range of young people who are out of mainstream education.
Referrals come through Tusla’s Education Support Service.

Parents should contact their local Educational Welfare Officer.
For more information visit Tusla’s website.

If you would like to discuss a possible referral with us please contact us at 01 453 7570 or email us at

Next Referral Submission Deadline for Home Students is
5pm Friday 15th July 2022.

Referral Criteria

Acceptance is based on the following criteria and what is in the best interest for the young person:

  • They are between the ages of 13-16 yrs
  • They are out of mainstream education for a minimum of 6 months
  • Other interventions have not worked
  • They have not completed the Junior Certificate

Please Note

iScoil will only accept referrals from Educational Welfare Officers or other legitimate agencies acting on the behalf of parents/guardians of a young person.

Referrals submitted by other legitimate agencies must be endorsed, in writing, by an Educational Welfare Officer.

Referrals submitted by parents/guardians or anyone not authorised to do so cannot be considered for admissions.

Refer a Young Person to iScoil