This Placement Policy sets out requirements for entry into Victorian government schools, including admissions, enrolments, the placement of students and transfers between schools. (For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Placement Policy webpage of the Department of Education and Training.)
According to the Placement Policy:
Priority Order of Placement
In circumstances when a school may not be able to accept all applications due to existing or future capacity concerns, schools must manage enrolment applications in accordance with the following priority order of placement:
In exceptional circumstances, a student may be enrolled in a school based on compassionate grounds. This is an overarching consideration and does not form part of the priority order of placement. Schools are permitted to assess and make a determination for exceptional circumstances applications on a case-by-case basis.
Applying to Abbotsford Primary School from out-of-zone
In the context of Abbotsford Primary School, Priority 3 in the Order of Placement is not applicable, and almost all out-of-zone applications relate to Priority 4. Within Priority 4, the School will review applications based on the following considerations:
Note: Currently, approximately 70% of our student cohort is made up of students who have applied to the school on curriculum grounds. To maximise your chance of enrolment, please simply get in touch so we are aware of your interest!
For 2023 entry, there will be two cut-off dates for applications under Priorities 4 and 5.