Year 7 Enrolments
Grade 6 to Year 7 Enrolments
The placement of Grade 6 students into Year 7 is a process controlled by the North Eastern Victoria Region of the Department of Education and Training. “Application for Year 7 Placement” forms are distributed by the student’s primary school which then makes contact with the College on behalf of the parent regarding the Year 7 placement. These placement forms are distributed in Term 2 and confirmed placements are offered in Term 3. Parents are notified by their primary school of due dates and timelines.
East Doncaster Secondary College Enrolment Management Plan
Our school receives a large volume of enrolment requests every year and under instruction from the Department we have implemented an enrolment management plan. This means that enrolment numbers are restricted.
The approved entry criteria for East Doncaster Secondary College for the 2023 school year are:
- Students who live within the school zone (priority 1 of the priority order of placement)
- Students with a sibling attending the school at the same time (priority 2 of the priority order of placement)
- Students seeking enrolment on legitimate compassionate grounds.
Students seeking placement in Year 7 must meet one of the above criteria to be eligible for enrolment in 2023. Students seeking enrolment in other year levels continue to be subject to the Placement Policy.
For further information, please go to Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents
Designated Neighbourhood School Zone
East Doncaster Secondary College has an enrolment ceiling which means the school may only be able to take a specific number of enrolments each year in order to manage our overall enrolment numbers.
East Doncaster Secondary College school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au.
Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2022 onwards.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your
permanent residential address.
The Department 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.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under
For more information
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email:
To check your school zone visit www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
Year 8 to 12 Enrolments
East Doncaster Secondary College is a State Secondary School bound by the Neighbourhood Schools policy. Parents wanting to enquire about the possibility of their child enrolling at East Doncaster Secondary College in the current year are advised to please check the enrolment criteria and principles. The Department of Education and Training granted our College an enrolment ceiling due to the continued and unprecedented increase in our enrolment numbers. As a part of the enrolment ceiling our current intake has been limited, and therefore we assess each enrolment accordingly.
East Doncaster Secondary College will follow the Priority Order of Placement for all enrolments Years 8 to 12.
Priority order of placement
Students are considered for enrolment in the following priority order:
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 students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
If your child does not attend a government primary school, and you would like them to attend you may not receive the enrolment information. If this is the case, please contact your school office for advice on transition from Grade 6 to Year 7.
Our Enrolment Criteria and Principles outlines our Designated Neighbourhood School policy as well as other relevant conditions, including proof of permanent residential address. We ask that families check the information in this document before selecting East Doncaster Secondary College as the preferred school.
Every application for enrolment at the College will be considered individually and assessed on the information available at the time of application, against the priority order of placement. It is not possible to give a definite answer to an enrolment enquiry in this current year, when the child is not due to enter the College for many years to come. Enrolment enquiries for this or next year will be based on the current published Enrolment Criteria and Principles.
Once it has been confirmed that a student qualifies to attend East Doncaster Secondary College, an interview process will take place where the student will be asked about their personal goals, previous academic history and what they hope to achieve from their placement at the College. Parents and students are both required to attend. They will be asked to provide copies and originals of their most recent school reports from their previous and current school, as well as birth certificate, passport and visa details for students arriving from overseas. Parents will need to provide a range of documents to assist in the verification of a student’s permanent address. A list of these documents are outlined in the Enrolment Criteria and Principles.
Enrolments for the following year are considered in Term 4 of the previous year. Please contact our school on (03) 9842 2244 to enquire about a potential enrolment for your child once you have referred to the criteria. Enrolment forms and documentation will be provided to parents/guardians once it has been established that the criteria has been met.
For further information regarding The Department of Education and Training – Enrolment in to Secondary School please go to:
For enquires regarding the International Student Program please go to the International Students page on this website. https://www.eastdonsc.vic.edu.au/our-students/international-students