​Enrolment Management Plan

Ferny Grove State School is now an enrolment managed school. Please refer to our Enrolment management plan (PDF, 348KB) (EMP) for more details.

Parents considering enrolling their child at Ferny Grove State School are asked to check this catchment map.  We enrol students who live within the designated  catchment area upon proof of residency. This means we will be able to guarantee enrolment for students who live within our catchment, but there will no longer be automatic enrolment for those who reside outside catchment.

If you are out of catchment, applications for enrolment will be taken from 8am on the first Monday of March in the year prior to starting Prep.  Applications require an Expression of interest​ form and can be completed by typing into the document and saving. Completed applications can be emailed to

Our enrolment numbers are confirmed in term 3 or 4 at which time some out of catchment students may be invited to enrol. Only applications received from 8am on the first Monday of March will be considered – anything received prior will not be included.

Enrolment Process

For in catchment enrolments, the first step to enrolling is to complete this Expression of interest form​​​, which allows us to verify that you are indeed residing within catchment. This can be done anytime but we recommend that these be submitted as soon as you can to allow us to keep you in the loop with key dates, and certainly before we open Enrolment interviews in term 3. 

Details of our Parent Information Evenings will be emailed to those who have submitted Expressions of Interest and are also distributed to the local child care centres and kindergartens, emailed home to existing families and shared on our Facebook Page and in our newsletter.

Our Enrolment Information Evening is a great introduction to our school and includes a school tour and an opportunity to meet our Principal and Deputy Principals.  Information packs, including enrolment forms will be available at this time.  After this you will also be able to book a time for a Term 3 enrolment interview which will be with the Principal, Deputy Principal or Prep teachers. This interview is for both you and your child.

Later in the year, several of the Prep teachers and our admin team will be in attendance at the Get Set for Prep evening and will be able to give you information about the Prep program at Ferny Grove SS.  Prep transition visits are also planned for term 4. To determine when your child can commence their prep year, use the prep ready reckoner calculator.

Prep Enrolments

Enrolment procedures begin in the year prior to your child’s commencement in Prep. Children must turn five by the 30th of June in the year they commence Prep.   Check what year your child should begin Prep or Year 1 by using the online ready reckoner tool.

Once enrolled, children attend Prep for a full day, five days a week from 8:40am– 2:50pm. Prep enrolments for 2023 will open from March 7 2022. ​​​

Last reviewed 08 March 2022
Last updated 08 March 2022