Application for Enrolment

Ringwood Secondary College Enrolment Criteria and Principles

A child residing permanently in the neighbourhood area has the right to attend Ringwood Secondary College unless already enrolled in a secondary school.
In general, the designated neighbourhood school as defined by the Department of Education and Training, is the secondary college that is nearest in a straight line from the student’s permanent residential address. However some schools like Ringwood Secondary College have a designated neighbourhood boundary and in this instance you need to reside within the boundary line, regardless of any distance rule.  The student must be living with the parent or guardian* at the permanent address or spend a substantial part of their time at that address. 

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The permanent residential address is defined as one where:

  • The home is owned by the parent or guardian
  • The home is under purchase
  • The home is leased from a Registered Estate Agent for a minimum of 12 months from the time a child is to commence

The status of ‘permanent residence’ must be proven to the College’s satisfaction, so evidence of the above will be required to authenticate residence, particularly with regard to leased properties. Other evidence may be required and a home visit may be conducted. Any misleading or inaccurate claims will lead to the application being rejected or withdrawn at a later date.

*   A parent/guardian is defined as one who has been legally appointed to take responsibility for the student making the application for enrolment.

There is no automatic sibling claim, but wherever practical Ringwood Secondary College will accept enrolment of a student who is the sibling of a current student in the proposed year of enrolment and who resides permanently at the same address.

Grade 6 to Year 7 Transition

Priority order for Enrolments for Grade 6 to Year 7 Transition:

  • Students who reside within the designated neighbourhood boundary for Ringwood Secondary College 
  • Students who reside permanently at the same address as a brother or sister attending the school
  • Students in order of closeness of their home to the school
  • Students seeking enrolment on curriculum grounds

Those who will be offered a place at the College are notified by their primary school in Term 3, as well as those who were unsuccessful.

Years 8 – 12 Enrolment

Demand for entry to Ringwood Secondary College at all levels is high. Our College is your neighbourhood school if it is the closest state government secondary college to your permanent residence in a straight line to the College boundary. Places are offered to those students who move into the area with their parent/s during the school year. If the student already lives in our local area and is attending a school, a place will be offered in the following year. Applications for enrolment for students who live outside our neighbourhood area are only offered if there are vacancies. The number of vacancies varies from year to year and between the year levels. Enquiries should be directed to the Administration Office on 9870 2002 or to [email protected]