Schoolbooks Grant Guidance for Post-Primary Schools 2024/25

 

The Minister for Education, Ms Norma Foley TD, has published a guidance document on the new schoolbooks scheme for all students in Junior Cycle years in post-primary schools in the Free Education Scheme in Ireland from September 2024.

 

The guidance document is designed to assist post-primary schools to implement the Junior Cycle schoolbooks scheme in time for the start of the 2024/25 school year. The guidance document and a Quick Reference Guide for Schools are published at www.gov.ie/schoolbookschemes.

 

We hope that you find these useful and wish to thank you for your assistance in implementing this important new scheme which will greatly benefit all families with children and young people enrolled in Junior Cycle years. 

This new scheme will:

·         provide schoolbooks and core classroom resources to all children and young people enrolled in Junior Cycle years in post-primary schools in the Free Education Scheme.

·         eliminate the cost of schoolbooks and classroom resources for their families and will ease the financial burden facing families at back to school time.

·         will ensure equity of access, where all children and young people enrolled in Junior Cycle years in post-primary schools in the Free Education Scheme can commence the new school year in 2024/25 with the same schoolbooks and classroom resources as other children and young people in their class

 

Minister Foley has kindly requested that all schools issue the attached letter to all parents of Junior Cycle students on her behalf before the end of this week.

 

The Department has also published an information leaflet for parents on how the new scheme will operate.  Please share the parents leaflet with parents/ guardians including the parents and guardians of incoming first year students.

 

Should you have any query in relation to this new scheme please email: jcschoolbooks@education.gov.ie

 

More information is available by clicking these links:

Information for parents/guardians

Schoolbooks Grant Guidance for Post-Primary Schools 2024/25

Junior Cycle Schoolbooks Scheme Quick Reference Guide for Schools

Schoolbook quotation template

 

 

Gráinne Egan

Principal Officer

Social Inclusion Unit

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