NSW students seeking enrolment in Kindergarten to Year 12 are guaranteed a place at a designated school. Where there are compelling exceptional circumstances based on student wellbeing, NSW applicants can be considered at non-NSW pathway schools. Visit the website for a list of the schools designated for NSW residents.
As a first step you must apply to your designated NSW Pathway School. You are encouraged to then contact the pathway school directly to discuss with the principal your child’s circumstances and why you believe that the pathway school is not the best option.
ACT schools have been categorised in 2020 as either Category A or Category B, according to whether they have capacity to enrol students from outside their Priority Enrolment Area.
Category A schools are unable to enrol NSW-based siblings of current students.
Category B schools may only consider NSW-based siblings of concurrent students after meeting the needs of ACT applicants.
For further information go to Enrolling in Kindergarten To Year 12
Yes, your child can continue attending their current school. You will also have the option of moving your child to another NSW pathway school, should you wish. Should you seek to enrol your child in a further stage of schooling (high school or college) then the NSW pathways options will apply.