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. The Department provides guidance through the Enrolment Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.


Footscray Wesy Primary School only accepts students who reside with our zone. Families who reside within other school schools must contact their designated school to discuss enrolment options. 


If you need further information 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 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.



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 immediately 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 Evening & School Tours

STEP 3: Enrolment Process & Forms

STEP 4: Transition Program (Post Enrolment)

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