Enrolment Process

Year 7 Enrolment 2022

The transition process begins in Term 1.

An Application for Placement form will be provided by your child’s Grade 6 teacher and then it will need to be completed and submitted by May 29 2020.

We know you’ll be enthusiastic to visit our school before you complete this form and regular school tours will be held throughout Term 1, 2020.

After these important dates, we consider all applications and our enrolment capacity, the first being the official school zone. It’s important to remember that families who live within this residential area are guaranteed an enrolment place at Footscray High School.

A student’s permanent place of address not only determines eligibility for enrolment at Footscray High School but also at the closest Year 7-9 campus.

Families will be requested to provide hard copies of their last electricity and gas bills to verify their residential address.

After these students are offered a place, the school applies the official DET enrolment policy and will offer any further available places strictly in accordance with policy.

The potential future demand for enrolment places from within the local community indicates that Footscray High School must manage enrolments carefully and in accordance with the Priority Placement Order in the Enrolment Policy. for more information on this policy please see the FHS Enrolment Management Plan.

For parents of students at Government Primary Schools

For parents at Government Primary Schools, the following timeline for Grade 6 to Year 7 Transition will apply.  

All parents in State Government Primary Schools will be issued with a Secondary School Transition Pack, including a Transition Form. Parents must return their completed Transition Forms to their Primary School by 29 May 

Key Dates (Government Primary Schools)

Friday 14th May

Parents must return their completed Transition Forms to their Primary School

Wednesday 4 August 

Primary Schools inform families of their Secondary School placement in writing

Thursday 5 August

  1. Secondary Schools can communicate with their 2022 families with  Enrolment Forms and Appeals information on  
  2. Parents/carers commence lodging written non-placement appeals with preferred secondary schools

Thursday 16 August 

Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a written non-placement appeal with their preferred secondary schools.

Tuesday 27th August

Secondary schools notify all parents/carers, in writing, of the outcome of non-placement appeals by this date.

Tuesday 7th September

Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a written non-placement appeal with the applicable Regional Director, where they have been unsuccessful with their appeal to their preferred secondary school

Friday 29 October

Regions notify all parents/carers in writing of the outcome of Regional Director non-placement appeal by this date. (This only applies to appeals received by the closing date of Tuesday 7 September. )

Tuesday 7th December

Orientation Day

Parents with students at Catholic or Independent Primary Schools

Parents with students at Catholic or Independent Primary Schools may download the Non-Government Parent Transition Pack and follow the instructions for non-government students.

Years 8-12 Enrolment

Local applicants

Applicants whose address is within the Footscray High School Neighbourhood Enrolment Boundary have automatic entry into Footscray High School. Please see the Neighbourhood Enrolment Boundary map on our web page.

Families will be requested to provide hard copies of their last electricity and gas bills to verify their residential address.

All other applicants

Students who reside in the Footscray High School designated neighbourhood zone have the right to enrol at Footscray
High School. To locate your designated neighbourhood government school, please visit the Find My School website at https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au.
Please visit https://footscray.vic.edu.au/enrolment-management-plan for more information about Year 8-12 enrolment.

Footscray Learning Precinct Schools

Students enrolled in Footscray Learning Precinct Primary Schools including Footscray Primary School and Footscray City Primary School are not guaranteed enrolment at Footscray High School. The state-wide Year 6-7 Transition Program guidelines apply to all Year 6 students

Placement Policy

The Department of Education provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their Designated Neighbourhood School and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations. 

All State Government Schools will be following the provisions of the Placement Policy and Footscray High School will be no exception. 

The Footscray High School Designated Neighbourhood Zones for Year 7 entry to the Barkly and Pilgrim campuses are available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au.  The Findmyschool.vic.gov.au website hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones and should be used as the reference point by all families

Students residing in the Barkly and Pilgrim zones are guaranteed places at those campuses. The residence is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

A student’s permanent place of address not only determines eligibility for enrolment at Footscray High School but also at the closest Year 7-9 campus.

Families will be requested to provide hard copies of their last two utility bills to verify their residential address upon enrolment. Please note that a current Rates Notice for a property is notification of ownership but not of residence.   

Where there are insufficient places at a school for all students who seek entry, students are enrolled according to the Placement Policy’s priority order of placement, for more information on this policy please see the FHS Enrolment Management Plan

For more information about school zones please call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au

Footscray High School - Students Talking Outside

For more information or enrolment enquiries see the contacts below.

Years 7 & 8

Ashley Dawson
Year 7&8 Manager

Phone (03) 9112 1621
Contact by Email
Address: 298 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Years 9&10

Gretel Edwards
Year 9&10 Manager

Phone (03) 9112 1534
Contact by Email
Address: 1 Kinnear Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Years 11&12

Todd Loftis
Year 11 &12 Manager

Phone (03) 9112 1576
Contact by Email
Address: 1 Kinnear Street, Footscray VIC 3011