Book Grant 2023-2024

Applications for the Book Grant 2023-2024 are now closed

School Book Grant Allocation for Students in Need of Assistance

Each year the Department of Education allocates a grant to this school to enable us to give assistance towards the purchase of school textbooks for students in need. The level of assistance available depends on the number of students eligible for support, the course being followed by the student and the level of the grant which the school receives. The book grant is not available for students in Transition Year 2023-2024.

As the majority of books are purchased in 1st and 5th Year, the grant will be administered for these years in the main. This year we will issue Book Vouchers which can be used in Allbooks Bookstore in Portlaoise or Jones Business Systems in Carlow.
Where a new book is added to the booklist for 2nd, 3rd or 6th year an application may be made for this book(s). Book lists are available on the school website under Parent Zone or click here to view.
****Please note that the book voucher cannot be used to purchase stationary etc. It is for books only.****

The Department of Education and Science guidelines define a student in need as one from a family where there is:
• Unemployment.
• Prolonged illness of a parent
• Large family size with inadequate means
• Single parent family
• Other family circumstances which would indicate financial hardship

Please note that entitlement to a medical card does not necessarily indicate eligibility.

The Principal must be satisfied that the claim is genuine. Requests for assistance in the purchase of school books must be made before 16th June 2023 on this form Book Grant Application Form 2023-2024. Applications must be made using this form and not via email.

• Fill out this online form and submit
• Your application will be processed by the school
• You will receive a letter before the end of June indicating if your application was successful

For administration purposes, Jones Business Systems will be issued with a list of student names and value of vouchers.
Given the sensitivity of this issue, I want to assure you that all applications will be treated with respect, fairness and in confidence.

Imelda Whelan
Principal
Mar
18 2024
Bank Holiday
Mar
25 2024
Easter Holidays
May
06 2024
Bank Holiday
May
07 2024
School Closed
May
21 2024
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