Enrolment Process

Year 7 Enrolment 2021

The transition process begins in Term 1, 2020.

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.

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.

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)

  1. Parents must return their completed Transition Forms to their Primary School by 29 May 
  2. Following 15 July, Primary Schools submit second and third choice forms to Secondary schools, so that all students are placed
  3. Secondary Schools notify Primary Schools of all students accepted for 2021 Year 7 enrolment by 7 August  
  4. Primary Schools inform families of their Secondary School placement on 19 August 
  5. Secondary Schools can communicate with their 2021 families with  Enrolment Forms and Appeals information on 20 August 
  6. Due date for parents to lodge a Placement Appeal is 31 August 
  7. Due date for Secondary Schools to communicate in writing the results of all Appeals to parents is 11 September 
  8. Orientation Day is Tuesday 8 December 

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.
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/going-to-school/Pages/year-6-to-7.aspx

Secondary Schools notify Primary Schools of all students not initially accepted by 15 July  

The due date for Primary Schools to submit all initial Transition Forms to Secondary Schools is 16 June

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

Footscray High School also accepts students from outside the local area. The number of students that Footscray High School is able to accommodate under this category is determined by the number of vacancies available after local students have been allocated a place and subject to enrolment policies

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. 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.   

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.

Ashley Dawson
Year 7 Manager

Year 7 (2020)

Phone (03) 9689 4788
Contact by Email
Address: 298 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Year 8 (2020) 

Ian Reilly
Year 8 Manager

Phone (03) 8387 1574
Contact by Email
Address: 1 Kinnear Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Years 9 (2020 )

Dora Tsoukas
Year 9 Manager

Phone (03) 8387 0542
Contact by Email
Address: 1 Kinnear Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Years 10,11 & 12 (2020) 

Elizabeth Simpson
Senior School Manager

Phone (03) 8387 0551
Contact by Email
Address: 1 Kinnear Street, Footscray VIC 3011