Thank you for your interest in Spotswood Primary School. The following information will help you with the enrolment process and we encourage you to make contact with the school if you have any further inquiries.

Eligibility for Enrolment

Our current school zone has been approved by the Minister for Education, consistent with Department Enrolment Policy.  School zones for the 2025 school year are available on the https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/ website. The https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/ website hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria and will help you determine if you reside in our school zone. Please refer to our Enrolment Management Plan 2023 for placement policy information.

Our 2025 Enrolment Zone

Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined based on your permanent residential address.

Our school manages enrolments using the Department of Education’s Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.

For more information, you can:

If you reside outside of our school zone your application may still be considered. Please call us on 9391 1323 to arrange an appointment.

Enrolling in Prep

We recognise that this is an exciting time for families but it can also be daunting as there is a lot of information to navigate! Please reach out to us at any time on 9391 1323 or via email at spotswood.ps@education.vic.gov.au

The enrolment information pack for parents and carers is available to download from the Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) page of the Department of Education’s website. The pack contains the Student Enrolment Form 2025 (for families residing in our zone and out-of-zone siblings) and the Student Application Form 2025 (for families outside of our zone).

Further information is also available on the Starting School website at https://www.vic.gov.au/starting-school

Key Dates in the Prep Enrolment Timeline

To be eligible for Prep enrolment 2025, your child must turn 5 on or before April 30th 2025.

We follow the Department of Education’s 2024-25 Prep enrolment timeline as follows:

Term 1

During March, tours of our school commence. Tours will be held throughout Terms 1 & 2. To book your tour, call 9391 1323.

Term 2

Monday 15th April – Enrolment applications open

For families residing in our zone or out-of-zone siblings, please complete our Student Enrolment Form 2025 and submit it to the school from this date. Proof of age (birth certificate or passport) and childhood immunisation certificate must be provided with the completed enrolment form.

For families outside our zone, and without a current sibling at our school, please complete our Student Application Form 2025 and submit it to the school from this date.

Tuesday 28th May – Prep 2025 Information Night

Term 3

Friday 26th July -Enrolment applications due

Parents/carers must submit their Enrolment Form (in zone and out-of-zone siblings) or Application Form (out-of-zone new families) by this date.

Friday 9th August – Enrolment outcomes communicated to families

For families inside our zone:

  • letter confirming enrolment will be provided.

For families outside our zone:

  • successful applicants will receive a letter of offer and enrolment form.
  • unsuccessful applicants will be notified and provided an appeal form.

Friday 23rd August – Enrolment acceptances due

Parents/carers sent a letter of offer must return the completed enrolment form by this date to indicate acceptance of their child’s enrolment offer. Proof of age (birth certificate or passport) and childhood immunisation certificate must be provided with the completed enrolment form.

Term 4

November – Transition Program for Prep students

Information will be sent to enrolled families closer to this time.