Enrolment Process

School zoning and enrolment government requirements.

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.

Ashby Primary School follows the Department’s Placement Policy and timeline.

A child’s ‘Designated neighbourhood School’ (DNS) is the school nearest the student’s permanent address.

Eligible children and young persons have the right to be admitted to their DNS.

Students are able to apply for a place at a school that is not their DNS.

All students that seek enrolment outside of their DNS should be enrolled in that school, if there is sufficient capacity.

Where there are insufficient places at a school for all student that seek entry, students are enrolled according to the Placement Policy’s priority order of placement (see below).

In exceptional circumstances, a student may be enrolled in a school based on compassionate grounds.

Priority Order of Placement

In circumstances when a school may not be able to accept all applications due to capacity concerns, schools must manage enrolment applications with the following priority order of placement. All applicants eligible under a criterion must be offered a place before moving on to consideration of the next.

  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school

  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.

  3. Where the regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school.

  4. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds

  5. All other student in order of closeness of their home to the school.

Evidence for Demonstrating Permanent Residence

Ashby Primary School requests documentation to verify a student’s permanent residence, in order to fairly assess enrolment applications.

Enrolment applications may not be successful if the requested documentation is not provided.

Schools are permitted to make reasonable enquiries to verify permanent address information provided by parents/carers.

Further information is available from the Governments Placement Policy guide.

What to include when returning your child's Enrolment Form.


Upon returning your completed enrolment form, we will require to sight and copy- Your child’s original Birth Certificate or Passport- Completed Immunisation Certificate (completed up to 4 years of age).- We also require a form of proof of residential address eg: A current rates notice or rental agreement or a recent utility bill (gas, electricity etc.)

Once all appropriate forms have been completed and returned to the school office, your child’s enrolment will be confirmed by an administration staff member.

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