The Department of Education (DoE) is responsible for providing facilities to meet the educational needs of students residing within a school’s catchment area.
A School Enrolment Management Plan (School EMP) is introduced in a state school which is nearing its Student Enrolment Capacity. In order to ensure sufficient facilities are available for in-catchment students, Principals of these schools are required to restrict the enrolments from out-of-catchment students.
Schools are required to implement a School EMP when enrolments reach 80% of the school’s Student Enrolment Capacity. A school’s Student Enrolment Capacity is the number of students the school can accommodate within the existing learning spaces in the school.
To enrol in a school that has a School EMP in place, students must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the school’s School EMP document (PDF, 38KB)