Enrolment Management Plan

Footscray High School multi-campus secondary school with a dedicated senior school campus for Years 10-12 and two junior campuses for students in Years 7–9.

Our school will host school tours in Semester 1 of each year for Year 7 Placement in the following year.

Notification regarding school tours will be available on the Schools Social Media.If you wish to tour the school please contact the Administration Team at info@footscray.vic.edu.au to see if the school can make an arrangement.

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:

  • Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
  • Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
  • Students enrolled in Footscray Learning Precinct Primary Schools including Footscray Primary School and Footscray City Primary School are guaranteed enrolment at Footscray High School.
  • Where the Regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school.
  • Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.
  • All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school

The future capacity needs at Footscray High School mean that enrolments will be confined to the first two criteria. 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 on a case-by-case basis.

Schools must ensure that all applicants eligible under a criterion have been offered a place before moving to consideration of the next. All students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school are guaranteed a place.


Year 6 to 7 Transition for Year 6 Government School Students

Year 6 to 7 transition is managed through the state-wide Year 6 to 7 Transition Program. This program has a number of processes and key dates that must be adhered to.

All year 7 students will strictly attend the campus that is listed as their designated neighbourhood government school.
Families will not have the capacity to choose which campus their child attends. Furthermore, students will not be permitted to transfer between 7-9 campuses of Footscray High School unless their address changes.

To locate your designated neighbourhood government school/campus, please visit the Find My School website at https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au.

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

Years 8-12 Enrolments

If you are interested in enrolling at our school, please complete the Enrolment Application Form and send to info@footscray.vic.edu.au. If you require a paper form, please contact the school office on 9112 9500.

Open and complete the form here:

Save and email completed form to: info@footscray.vic.edu.au

Sibling Claim Enrolment that are Outside the Designated Neighbourhood Area

In the event that a Year 6 student has a sibling, who will be attending Footscray High School in 2021 and whose residential address is located outside the designated neighbourhood, then the Year 6 student can apply for enrolment at the closest 7-9 Campus on sibling grounds

International Students

For information about our International Education Program please visit
Footscray High School will only enrol international students who reside in Footscray High School designated neighbourhood government school area.

If you have any questions regarding the Footscray High School Enrolment Management Plan, please contact the school via the online enquiry form.