All information regarding admissions for the 2021/2022 academic year is available on this page.

It is very important that you please take time to read the Davitt College Admissions Policy. It outlines the Admissions process and the process that is followed where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available at the school.

The Annual Admission Notice 2021/2022 is available to download below:

The Application Form for Admission 2021/2022 is now available to download and print below. Please note that the school is currently only taking applications for 1st year 2021/2022.

A Timeline for Admissions to 1st Year 2021/2022 can be viewed by clicking here.

FAQ’s on Admission’s to Davitt College

Anyone who wishes to have their son/daughter considered for admission to 1st year 2021/2022 in Davitt College must submit an Application Form for Admission 2021/2022 by post to Davitt College, Springfield, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 VY15 by 19 February 2021 at 4:00p.m.
The Application Form for Admission 2021/2022 can be downloaded and printed from the school website, or posted to you once requested via email to or by contacting the school office.
Forms must be received by Friday, 19th February 2021 at 4:00p.m.
There are no additional documents to be submitted with the Application Form for Admission 2021/2022
A submission of an Application Form for Admission 2021/2022 does not constitute an offer of a place, implied or otherwise.
All applicants to the First-Year Group will be notified of an offer of a place or refusal of admission by 26 February 2021
Applications received after this time and date will be considered and processed as late applications in accordance with the school’s Admission Policy.
The school’s Board of Management have indicated that there are 120 places for 1st year students in the 2021/2022 school year. When the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the published selection criteria as set out in the Davitt College Admission’s Policy and a waiting list shall be compiled.

FAQ’s on Davitt College

We have an SEN Department here in the school. The Coordinator is Ms. Mary Gibbons and she can be contacted at
Yes, all students take part in a subsidised book rental scheme.
The school has a canteen at both break & lunchtimes.
Please do not hesitate to contact the front office or Year Head here in the school if your child has an allergy or medical condition.
There are book rental, locker & admin fees.
Please refer to our school prospectus & a subject choice form will be sent to you once you are offered & have accepted a place in Davitt College.
The P.E. department coordinate many sporting teams. There are also Big Brother Big Sister Programmes, reading clubs, lunch time activities etc.
The school uniform can be purchased in Fahey's & Prendergast's, Main Street, Castlebar.
Yes, a Davitt College P.E. top (which can be ordered in September through the school), Black tracksuit bottoms & trainers
Yes, our HSCL Mary Gibbons can be contacted here at the school. There is also a transition and induction programme for all First Year Students
If your child is very anxious or nervous about the transition our HSCL, Ms. Mary Gibbons will organise a visit to the school in the summer.
You need to speak with the SEN Coordinator regarding this. It is very important that you organise and send a copy of your child's exemption certificate from your child's Primary School to Davitt College.
First & Second Year students stay in school for break & lunch times. They are not permitted to leave the school grounds. Some students go home for lunch with their guardians permission which is kept on the students school file.
The school does not conduct "entrance exams". Students undergo a series of standardised tests to assess students levels of literacy and numeracy and aid in identifying their possible strengths and aptitudes as well as areas of focus.