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Enrolment Overview

Welcome to Essendon North Primary School

We're very excited that you are considering enrolling with us! We love everything we do here at ENPS, and we hope you will love it too.

If you have any questions at all before or during the enrolment process, please contact our wonderful office team on (03) 9379 3979, or - we're always happy to help!



We highly recommend you join us for a tour - we'd love to meet you!

A tour gives us a chance to meet you and your family, and to possibly help with your child's transition to our school. It also gives you a chance to simply meet us, to ask us any questions you have, and to see our school grounds.

You can book in for a tour at any time, even if you're just looking at schools in the area. Note that our Open Day (for future Foundation parents) is typically held near the start of Term 2 each year - if you miss this, please just contact us to book in for a tour.

If you'd like to book in for a tour, please contact our office team for our upcoming tour availabilities on (03) 9379 3979 or


Can I submit an enrolment for my child at Essendon North Primary School?

Yes! We will happily consider any enrolment from anyone, no matter the circumstances.

We may not necessarily be able to accept your enrolment specifically, but we will try our best.

We love to meet new families, and we'd love to have your child join us if we can!


How does the enrolment process work?

Please check your address at the FindMySchool website. Please note, to be inside the Essendon North PS school zone, we must be listed as your first school in the list (not one of the top 5).

1) If you live inside our school zone, we will automatically accept your enrolment!

2) If you have another child already enrolled at our school, we will automatically accept your enrolment!

3) If you live outside our school zone, we strongly encourage you to still submit an enrolment form, and our Principal will determine whether we can accept your enrolment or not, based on the Department of Education's Placement Policy

For more information on school zones, please visit: 


When can I enrol?
 - Enrolling for this current year

If you're hoping to enrol for this current year, you can submit an enrolment form to us any time!

- Enrolling for Foundation next year

If you're enrolling for Foundation next year, please see this specific information below.

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). 

- Enrolling for Years 1-6 next year

If you're looking to enrol for next year, you can submit these at any stage, but we won't start processing or considering these until until Term 3 of this year. If you submit this before Term 3, we will just hold onto it for now.

Do we accept international student enrolments? (short-term and long-term enrolments)

Yes! We are proud of our diversity at Essendon North PS, and we welcome students from all around the world, for any length of enrolment.

We currently have more than 30 different languages spoken between all of our students, and we love to learn more about all of them!

We look forward to receiving any enrolment enquiries from all International Students (both short-term and long-term enrolments) - please contact our office team before you enrol, so we can check some things with you before we proceed.

Note: Depending on your child's current visa, you may need to enrol through the Victorian Department of Education's International Student Program first. Our office team will advise you on this though.


I'm ready to enrol - what's next?

So you've decided to possibly join us, that's great! We'd love to have your child join us if we can.

To get started, please go to our How To Enrol page, below.

How To Enrol