Enrolment: Step 1 (Considerations and FAQs)


Are you interested in enrolling your child at Footscray West Primary School?

Choosing the right school for your child is important.  Matching your child’s needs to what a school has to offer can make a significant difference, so any time spent on making the right choice is worthwhile.


You might consider some of the following:

  • The emphasis the school places on academic achievement.
  • The importance the school places on a child’s social and emotional development.
  • If they offer specialist programs and extra-curricula opportunities.
  • The school’s expectations on student behaviour.
  • If the school seems like a happy place and if this is important for you.
  • It is also important you feel confident with your choice of school and support the direction the school is taking.  Seven years is a significant amount of time to spend in any environment and you need to feel it is the right place for you.

Our school’s most recent NAPLAN (academic) results can be viewed on the MySchool website.



Enrolment boundary

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


Students residing in this 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:

If you have further queries on these matters, please contact our office.

FWPS school zone map


I have a child in Prep next year

If you are considering Footscray West Primary School for your Prep child, information sessions are held in late April and May every year.  This is a great place to start.  A pamphlet and email advertising the time, date and venue will be available through all the local kinders early in Term 2 each year and also on this website.


Following the information sessions there will be a tour of the school.



Prep 2025 Enrolment Timelines

The Department of Education has released an updated statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline for the 2025 school year.


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


All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2025 school year.


You can find information and resources about the timeline, including factsheets and a poster at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).


You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers’ from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024).


You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2025 at Footscray West Primary School from 15 April 2024.


What you need to do:

  1. Book a Prep Enrolment Information Session and Tour here, to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024). This pack includes an application form, which you can also collect/request in hardcopy from our school.
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
  6. Prepare your child to start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.


I wish to enrol my child now (for current school-aged children)

If you wish to enrol your child at Footscray West Primary School now, you will need to contact the school and arrange an appointment with the school principal, Mr Brendan Millar.


My child has additional needs

At Footscray West Primary School we work closely with families to cater for a range of additional learning needs, to ensure that all students are provided with a rich and successful education.  We employ educational support staff to assist funded children with additional needs, undertake regular staff professional learning to ensure we are engaged in best-practice, and we offer programs in all grades to cater for a range of abilities and interests.


Please make sure you raise any matters likely to impact on your child’s learning and wellbeing when you meet with our principal. This will assist us in placing your child in the most appropriate grade, and allow us to effectively cater for your child’s needs.



Have you any other questions about enrolment?

While we aim to provide easily accessible information on this website, we acknowledge it is not possible to answer all of your questions.  If there are matters you need to discuss, please call or email the school and we will assist you.



STEP 1: Enrolment Considerations & FAQs

STEP 2: Enrolment Information Sessions & School Tours

STEP 3: Enrolment Process & Forms

STEP 4: Transition Program (Post Enrolment)

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