Scholarship Examination 2017
The following open Scholarships are available for entry to 1st Year Post Primary in Autumn 2018. Two Scholarships are awarded annually.
Two Full Scholarships *(for 6 years) giving free education up to the Leaving Certificate Examination.
Scholarships will be renewed each year provided that the Principal receives satisfactory reports of progress and conduct.
Applicants must be at least 12 years of age on the 1st day of January 2019 and under 13 years of age on 1st May 2018 and be in Standard VI of a State Primary School (or its equivalent). Students who have completed all or part of a first-year Secondary Course are not eligible to sit for the Scholarship Examination. No exception will be made under any circumstances.
There is no set syllabus. The standard is that of VIth Year of State Primary Schools. The subjects for the Examination are English, Mathematics, Irish or French and a general paper, which includes current affairs, history, geography and culture.
It is the policy of the College not to make available copies of previous examination papers. Please note also that details of results will not be given.
A form of application can be downloaded below and should be returned completed, by Friday 17th November 2017. On receipt of this form, a timetable will be forwarded to the applicant.
Please note that there is a fee for the examination of €100 and must accompany the application form. This can be paid online via the school website, under the payments section.
*Scholarships cover tuition fees only.
We are very proud of Alexandra College and we’re always delighted to talk to parents and girls about what we have to offer across the academic, creative, music and sporting aspects of College life. Our mission and ethos are strongly connected with the Church of Ireland, we have a diverse and inclusive student body, which reflects Irish society and welcomes equally, girls of every faith and those of no religious affiliation.
A pupil’s name may be entered for the College at any time, although early application is advised. Please fill out the admissions form below. Upon receipt of this information, further details may be required including a registration fee, a recent school report and birth certificate. The Admissions Officer will confirm receipt of the application form and be in touch without delay.
At this stage the pupil’s name is entered on the list, however, she is not guaranteed for entry until the acceptance deposit has been requested and received (usually two years prior to entry date). This deposit is not an additional charge but will be refunded after the pupil has left the College.
Choosing the right school for your daughter is an important decision and the Principal of Alexandra College and the Head of the Junior School are always pleased to see prospective parents and answer their questions. Please contact the College in advance for an appointment.
To request an application form please contact the admissions office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 00 353 1 4977571
Scholarships and Bursaries
At Alexandra College, we have a long tradition of being accessible to students irrespective of parental income. Therefore those joining us can apply for financial support by way of scholarship or bursary.
Each year we offer a small number of Senior School scholarships to students based on an academic scholarship exam that takes place in December before the student joins us the following August. The scholarships cover tuition fees while the student is in the Senior School. Any prospective student in the final year of her primary education may apply using the Scholarship Examination Form.
We also provide financial assistance with tuition fees in the form of means-tested bursaries. Each application for a bursary is considered on its own merits and the amount paid will depend on the family’s financial situation. The application process is completely confidential and other students and parents are not aware that a bursary has been awarded to an individual. Bursaries can apply to new students or existing students, and we particularly welcome applications from the daughters of Church of Ireland clergy. Please contact us if you would like further information on our bursary process.
Below is a table showing what class your daughter should be in based on her age. We have also shown the equivalent in the UK system.
Birthdays as per 1st June.
We look forward to hearing from you.
We are very proud of what we have at Alexandra College and we hope you will be impressed by our many strengths. We would be delighted to welcome you to our campus so you can experience our atmosphere of vitality and enthusiasm at first hand. If this is not a practical option for you in the short term, we can of course arrange a telephone call with our College Principal, Barbara Ennis, at a time that is convenient to you.
We asked the parents of our students if they would recommend Alexandra College and why. This is what they said:
‘Simply put, our daughter loves going to school.’
‘I would highly recommend the school in particularly the breadth of academic choice. Very professional school, fantastic facilities and a great ethos to challenge the girls to be the best.’
‘Alex helps develop its students into well-rounded mature young adults as well as having an excellent academic structure.’
‘Daughter blossomed in the school, the mixture of structure and high expectations suited her.’
‘Alex is not just a school that achieves fantastic academic results but it is also concerned with the students at all levels, academic, emotional and spiritual – it is these factors that make it such an exceptional place.’
‘Excellent school, our daughter is thriving in the whole culture of Alex.”Small classes, family atmosphere, excellent facilities, my daughters are very happy.’
‘Small classes, family atmosphere, excellent facilities, my daughters are very happy.’
‘Wide selection of activities/facilities available – sport, music, drama, art and more. A strong sense of community amongst the students. Strong academic record.’
‘Encourages girls to be confident and independent learners.’
‘My daughter is very happy and ‘lives’ in the school. She seems confident and proud of her school. The teachers were all very impressive at the PT meeting in terms of constructive and detailed feedback. The girls are shown open doors to all careers, sports and aim high. She has made some lovely grounded friends.’
‘Lovely family-like atmosphere, good results, sports and music facilities.’
‘I studied at Alexandra College from 2005-2011. I am currently in my final year at the University of Birmingham studying a B.A. in English Literature. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Alex as a border and made some great friends along the way. Alex gave me so many opportunities that I would not have had anywhere else and I wouldn’t be who I am today if I had not been an Alex girl.’ – Indi Abrahams.
‘I enjoyed the freedom of boarding at Alex and made good friends. I entered the Bank of Ireland, College Green in August 1959, and then I was the youngest lady official in the bank.’ – Brenda Auchmuty
‘I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Alex particularly all the friends I made and my time on the hockey pitch! The facilities – particularly in relation to sport were amazing and fueled my interested in sport which I have carried with me since leaving the school.’ – Nicola Tate
‘I went to Trinity College after Alex where I qualified as a solicitor. I became the first woman partner in A&L Goodbody in 1980, which I remained for the next 15 years. I left there to become the first woman Executive Director and General Counsel in The Irish Times – a position I held for 8 years when I left to establish my own firm Erwin Mediation Services. In May 2013 I became 50% owner and Executive Chairperson of Ganly Walters estate agency and this with my mediation practice keeps me out of mischief.’ – Karen Erwin
‘I graduated from Alex at 18 after being in Alex since the age of 4! I have very happy memories from my time in the Junior School. It’s only since leaving school that I appreciate how the Alex philosophy helped me to be a confident young woman.’ – Rachel Doak Howe
‘Some of my dearest friends are the girls that I met in Alex. My six years provided me with the opportunity to find myself and my sense of independence. The strong ethos of diversity in all areas of education including sport, music and drama gave me the opportunity to invest myself within society and to reap the rewards of encouragement and success.’ – Georgina Fitzgerald
‘In Alex, it is the relationships between the teachers and the pupils that gets everyone through at the end of the day. I had some brilliant teachers in Alex who I will be thankful for always. I also had great girlfriends. Some of those relationships have solidified even more so in post school years.’ – Elaine Lavery
We sat down with our 2016-2017 prefects and asked them about their time at Alexandra College.
Click the link below to view 2017/2018 fees.
TERMS & CONDITIONS - FEES
There is a non-refundable charge of €150 upon application. This is to cover the administrative cost of processing an application.
The application fee is waived for a second or subsequent daughter that applies to Alexandra College.
When a student’s application is accepted and a place offered, the fee payer will be asked for a deposit to hold a place for their daughter in the school year specified.
The deposit charged is €1,000 for a day student and €1,250 for a boarder.
The deposit is offset against the student’s final fee invoice, generally in 6th year.
If the fee payer does not provide the required notice to remove their daughter(s) from
Alexandra College, they will be charged one (1) term’s ‘fees in lieu of notice’. Their
deposit is offset against the ‘fee in lieu’ of notice.
Once a place is offered, accepted and the deposit is paid, if it is decided, for whatever
reason, that the student will not be taking her place, the deposit paid is non-refundable.
Fees in lieu of notice
If the decision is taken that a student is to be removed from Alexandra College, it is
required that the fee payer gives one (1) terms notice in writing to the Principal. If the fee
payer fails to give this notice, a term’s fees in lieu of notice will be incurred. This applies to day fees and boarding charges.
This also applies if the status of a student changes from boarder to day student.
There are three (3) terms in the college year :
a) Term 1: September to Christmas
b) Term 2: January to Easter
c) Term 3: Post Easter to End of Year
School fees/direct debt payments
Invoices are sent out in June proceeding the school year being charged.
The college will send the invoice out by post at least two weeks before the first direct debit run.
It is school policy that all fees are paid by direct debit (DD).
Fee payers can choose to pay in two (2) or eight (8) instalments.
For DD schedule see link below.
If a DD fails the fee payer will be notified in writing by the school. The fee payer is then requested to pay the amount of the last DD payment immediately by another method (cheque/bank draft).
The fee payer is liable for any bank charges as a result of the failed DD. Refunds cannot be made in respect of students who, for any reason, are absent during the school year. Fees for non-EU students are due in full in advance of the start of the academic year.
Extra curricular activities
There are a number of extra curricular charges that are charged separately to college fees.
Fee payers will be informed of any other miscellaneous charges, as an when they arise. Fee payers are required to pay for these charges via our website, using the online payments portal.
Personal pupil insurance
A fee of €8 will be deducted from each fee payer, per student, per year for personal injury 24-hour cover.
The responsibility is on the fee payer to ensure that all personal equipment belonging to the fee payer/student, e.g. musical instruments, bicycles, mobile phones, etc are covered under their own home insurance policy as accidental damage is not covered under the College’s Insurance Policy.
The college is not responsible or liable for the repair/replacement to personal belongings.
Miltown, Dublin 6