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Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their son or daughter at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.

Prospective Students

Enrolment applications for Term 1 of 2020 open on Monday 29 April 2019 and must be submitted online at

All ACT children are guaranteed a place in an ACT Public School, from preschool through to college. Information about the enrolment assessment criteria and priority enrolment areas can be found at

If you are applying to enrol in preschool, Year 7 or Year 11 we ask that you submit your application by 7 June 2019 to support timely processing and school planning.  From 29 July 2019, after the application has been processed, parents/carers will commence receiving advice from the school on the enrolment. Please note, that the order in which applications are received is not a factor in schools determining places and as a result, there is no requirement to submit your application form on the first day applications open.

Enrolments will be processed according to the following Education Directorate enrolment hierarchy:

  1. Within Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) – these are the only students guaranteed enrolment in a given school. All other categories below are only relevant where the school has the agreed capacity to accept such applications.
  2. Siblings of concurrently attending students that may now be out of the PEA
  3. Siblings of concurrently attending students from NSW
  4. ACT residents from outside the PEA

Should parents have any further questions about this process, please contact the Directorate on 6205 5429, option 2, or the Directorate's online contact form:

Our Priority Enrolment Area (PEA)

Our priority enrolment area covers Curtin, Deakin (part of Deakin has a shared PEA with Telopea Park), Garran, Hughes, Lyons, Yarralumla. part of Phillip (north of Hindmarsh Dr).

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