Second Level Appeals

An appeal may be made to Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) in respect of a decision by the Board of Management of a KWETB school, as defined in the Education Act 1998, or by a person acting on behalf of the board of management, to:

a) permanently exclude a pupil
b) suspend a pupil for a school for a period which would bring the cumulative period of suspension to 20 school days in any one school year
c) refuse to enrol a child

Download documentation here:
Appeals Application Form
Section 29 Appeals Information for Parents and Schools
Developing a Code of Behaviour: Guidelines for Schools
FAQs for Parents and Schools
Section 19 (3) of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000
Procedures for Hearing and Determining Appeals
S29 Summary

Covid-19 Important Notice
The Department of Education has temporarily suspended Section 29 Appeal hearings in light of the current public health guidance.

The Department has since been working on alternative arrangements to ensure that section 29 appeals can continue to be processed during this time in a manner that meets the requirements of the public health restrictions.

The Minister has now approved addenda to the section 29 procedures and these will become operational with immediate effect.

Please see the Department’s website page which outlines these changes.

For further information, please contact Dr Mary Kenny
087 7866045