ENPS - Enrolment

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Foundation Enrolments for 2024

If you would like to enrol your child for 2024, please see our 'Foundation Enrolments' section, below for more information. This includes a link to information about the 2024 enrolment timeline from the Department of Education, that we will follow.

We will be accepting 2024 enrolments from Week 1, Term 2, 2023 (24th April 2023), however if you have any questions about this process, please call our office on (03) 9379 3979.

Guided Tours of ENPS

While you wait for your own potential tour of Essendon North PS, please feel free to watch the tour video we created during the Coronavirus outbreak, in 2020.

Enrolment Enquiries

If you have any queries about the enrolment process, please contact the school office on +61 3 9379 3979.

Our School Zone

Our school zone is available on 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 on the basis of 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:

Foundation Enrolments 

The Department of Education and Training (DET) 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 Essendon North Primary School. 

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


How to Enrol

Step 1 - Are you in our school zone?

For more information on our school zone, refer to the separate section on this page labelled "Our School Zone"

Please use the Find My School website, to see if you are inside our zone or not.

  • In your 'Find My School' search, if Essendon North PS is shown as your first school, then this means you live inside our school zone, and we will accept your enrolment at any time. Please complete the 'Enrolment Form' below.
  • In your 'Find My School' search, If Essendon North PS is NOT the first school, then this means you live outside our school zone, and we may or may not be able to accept your enrolment, depending on a few factors. Please complete the 'Application Form' below.

Step 2 - Enrolment Forms

These forms are also available in hard copy from our school's office
Please complete either 1) Enrolment Form OR Application Form below, and then 2) The Head Lice Consent form below.

  • Enrolment Form
    (use only for In Zone enrolments and accepted Out of Zone enrolments. Please check the Our School Zone section on this page for zoning and placement information), OR
  • Application Form
    (use only for Out of Zone enrolment applications)

Step 2 ~ Proof Of Age: Locate your child’s birth certificate or passport to prove they turn 5 years of age on or before April 30th of the year they commence Foundation.

Step 3 ~ Immunisation History: Locate your child’s Immunisation History Statement that includes the statement ‘This child has received all vaccines required by 5 years of age’.

Step 4 ~ Proof of Residence: Provide the school with a Proof Of Residence (i.e. copy of rates notice, tenancy agreement).

Step 5 ~ Bring all documents to the school OR download, fill out, and return by email to:

Enrolment Checklist: When you enrol your child, we will request specific documents as mentioned above, to support your child's enrolment. Please use this checklist, to see the documents that we will ask for (if applicable):

Parent Payment Policy: Our Parent Payment Policy outlines ENPS expectations in regards to the financial payments requested of families in order to enable Essendon North Primary School to maximise student learning outcomes. These expectations align directly with Victorian Department of Education and Training. You can find this on our Policies page.

ENPS’ Enrolment Ceiling

Essendon North Primary School has an enrolment ceiling. The existence of an enrolment ceiling enables our school to maximise the available learning and play space for students, and enables all students to enrol for whom the school is nearest to their permanent residential address. Where there are insufficient places for all students who seek entry, the following priority is used for determining which students should be enrolled:

  1. Students for whom Essendon North Primary School is the nearest school to their permanent residential address in accordance to the ENPS enrolment boundary. Check at The Department of Education and Training's Placement Policy can also be viewed here.
  2. Students with siblings who will be concurrently attending Essendon North Primary School.
  3. Students who reside outside the school’s enrolment boundary, and in order of the closeness of their residential address to the school.

The Principal has the right to exercise discretionary judgment on matters pertaining to enrolments that are considered ‘special circumstances’