Enrolment Process

At Spensley Street we are governed by the Department of Education and Training’s Enrolment Policy.

We accept Prep enrolments in the year preceding a child beginning school, not before.

For students in other year levels, we accept enrolments throughout the school year dependent upon vacancies in the applicable year levels. As part of the Department of Education’s Enrolment Policy, students are able to apply for a place at a school that is not their designated neighbourhood school.

We make every attempt to offer a place for every application received regardless of whether they live within our enrolment boundary, however, places are granted in the following order:

  • You reside within our boundary and we are your designated local school. Check your address against our boundary on www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au.
  • You have a sibling at our school when your child will start
  • The distance out of our boundary

Our School Zone:

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

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 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:
– visit School zones for answers to frequently asked questions
– call the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) on 1800 896 950
– email the VSBA at vsba@education.vic.gov.au

Enrolment Documents:

When you enrol at Spensley Street, we’ll ask you to provide:

  • a birth certificate or current passport to prove birth
  • a utilities bill or telephone bill to prove residency. Council and water rates notices are not acceptable forms of proof.
  • a completed immunisation certificate

Enrolment Timeline:

The Department of Education has a statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Spensley Street Primary School.

You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

Important Dates

May 1st,3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st : School Tours

July 26th: Enrolment Applications Due

Prep Transition

As part of our Transition to Prep program, we invite all children who are offered a prep position to attend school during term 4, to experience school life. During this time, parents can attend information sessions about the school and meet other families. We send all new families Prep Transition information early in Term 4.

If you have any questions about enrolling your child at Spensley Street, please contact the school office.

Parent Contributions

Spensley Street Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and we would like to advise you of our School Council-approved parent contribution arrangements. Information related to our Parent Contribution Arrangements can be found below.

Read more here

Spensley Street Primary School,
193 Spensley St, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia

Phone Number: 03 9481 4666
Email: ssps@ssps.vic.edu.au

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Spensley Street Primary School is a school of 355 students, located in the inner northern suburb of Clifton Hill, on the edge of the Merri Creek and Yarra Bend Park.