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Enrolment information

Application for enrolment can be made by completing the form below.

Enrolment forms can be sent to us by either:


  • mailing it to BWPS, 23 Brewer Road, Bentleigh 3204

  • dropping it in our mail box at the front of the school (opposite District Brewer)

  • emailing it to Rachel Helyer at


2024 enrolments will be accepted from Term 2 (26 April) so please don’t submit your enrolment before this date as they cannot be accepted.

The Victorian Government Starting school webpage provides information for families on how to enrol their child in a Victorian government school and outlines the timeframes for submitting Foundation (Prep) enrolment applications for the 2024 school year.

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Our school zone

Our school zone is available on which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.


Students residing within our school 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.

Parents and carers can visit Starting school to find information on:


Enrolment forms

Enrolments should be completed using the form attached below.


Along with this completed enrolment form please provide the following documentation as listed below:

  • Birth Certificate.

  • Current Immunisation Statement. This is available via this link at the Department of Human Services or call 1800653 809.

  • Medical Action Plan (if applicable) Asthma/Anaphylaxis.

  • For Overseas students, a current visa.


To assist Bentleigh West Primary School in assessing your child’s eligibility for enrolment, please also include original or certified copies of:
1.    Rental agreements or unconditional contracts of sale plus
2.    A copy of  two of the following:

  • gas or electricity bill

  • electoral enrolment confirmation

  • other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at that address such as a driver’s license, health care card or council rates.


Documents should show the same address and parent’s/carer’s name as recorded on the school enrolment application form.

On request, you may also be required to complete a statutory declaration confirming the student is living in the address provided in the enrolment application and that the arrangement is genuine and intended to be permanent.

Note: Enrolment applications may not be successful if the requested documentation is not provided.

Changes to address after an enrolment offer is made
Subject to any changes to Department enrolment policy, if, after a placement offer is made to the student, the student’s permanent residence changes or it comes to light that the address provided on the application form was not the genuine permanent residence for the student, a school may only withdraw a placement offer in the following circumstances:


  • The placement offer made to the student expressly states that the offer may be withdrawn prior to the first day of attendance if the student’s permanent place of residence changes or the school becomes aware that the address provided on the application form was not the genuine permanent residence for the student; and the new address is not within the designated neighbourhood area for the school.

Prep Transition

Bentleigh West Primary School offers a positive transition to school.

Children develop skills as they grow and learn that are building blocks for their future learning.


At Bentleigh West we conduct a pre-Prep Assessment that is administered individually with the pre-Prep children. It is part of the important partnership between parents and the school, providing information to encourage a positive transition.


The pre-Prep assessment enables us to assess developmental strengths and readiness for learning at school and to identify any areas where children may benefit from additional learning experiences. Results assist us with the monitoring of learning gains during the first years of school. Parents receive a full report of their child’s results.


Useful enrolment information

The following Department of Education and Training (DET) links may be useful and interesting to parents and carers enrolling children at school for the first time.



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