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Oxley High School

Oxley High School

Quality education for all students in a safe and caring environment.

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Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Theย School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

Oxley High School Enrolment Eligibility

Oxley High School prioritises in-zone enrolments for students. All applications for enrolment are scrutinised for in-zone eligibility.ย 

Applications from students residing out of the Oxley High School zone (or catchment) will be forwarded to the enrolment committee for assessment.

Capacity to Accept Out of Zone Enrolment Applications

Applications to enrol non-local (out of zone students) at Oxley High School is at the discretion of the Principal in accordance with the enrolment ceiling and enrolment procedures as set by the NSW Department of Education. If the school is over the enrolment ceiling or cap, enrolments of out of zone students will be extremely limited.ย 

Oxley High School has an enrolment ceiling of 940 with the buffer in operation from 880 students. Currently, the school enrolment significantly exceeds the ceiling (approximately 1050 students and is expected to be decreased in line with the school's finances and available resources).

Currently, enrolment of in-zone students is the priority and is reserved for the buffer.

Waiting List

If you are unsuccessful in gaining enrolment at Oxley High School, you may apply ask for placement on the waiting list. Waiting lists are only in place for the current school year.ย 

Decision by the Principal to Accept Enrolment

The decision to enrol (FIRSTLY) must satisfy the CATCHMENT requirements set by the NSW Department of Education and (SECONDLY) satisfy the Principal that the APPLICATION is TRUTHFUL and JUSTIFIED.

All applications to enrol must be based on the family's permanent residential address (where the family live and not a business address or PO Box).

The Enrolment Committee will not accept cross town boarding (with a friend or family member) as a permanent address.ย 

Where a family is in a split or shared arrangement is seeking enrolment and one parent resides in the school's catchment, it is at the discretion of the Principal to;

  • determine the actual address for enrolment and;
  • whether accepting the enrolment is in the best educational interests of the child.

The decision on what constitutes a permanent residence is at the discretion of the Principal.

Enrolment applications for students in temporary, transitory or arrangements designed to falsifyย  the enrolment process (such as a child boarding across town from Peel or Tamworth High School's drawing area with a family member or friend) will be assessed in accordance with Non-Local Enrolment Processes.

Providing False or Deliberately Misleading Information

Where a family has provided false or deliberately misleading enrolment information with the view of seeking in-zone enrolment, the Principal will refer the matter to the NSW Department of Education Legal Services team for consideration of legal prosecution and removal from the school roll.

Proof of Enrolment

You will be expected to supply a 100 point proof of residence with your application. The submission of the documents will need to be done in one submission to the school and have proof of your address.ย 

The Principal or their delegate will have the final determination in accepting the documents as proof of permanent residential address.

We will assess applications for non-local (out of zone) enrolment on merit.ย 

Families must state their case for non-local enrolment.

Non-local applications are not automatically accepted into Oxley High school.

Reasons for Considering Enrolment (which can be considered but is not an automatic acceptance)

As set out in the NSW Department of Education's reasons for considering enrolment, placement criteria could include factors such as:

  • proximity or access to the school. (Can be considered but not automatic)
  • siblings already enrolled at the school.ย (Can be considered but not automatic)
  • access to single-sex education or to co-education.ย (Can be considered but not automatic)
  • disability or medical-related reasons.ย (Can be considered but not automatic)
  • safety and supervision of the student before and after school.ย (Can be considered but not automatic)
  • curriculum offering of the school to extend the special aptitudes of the student and availability of subjects or combinations of subjects.ย (Can be considered but not automatic)
  • special interests and abilities.ย (Can be considered but not automatic)
  • compassionate circumstances.ย (Can be considered but not automatic)
  • the structure and organisation of the school.ย (Can be considered but not automatic)

Please note that the circumstances will be considered by the Enrolment Committee on merit but does not guarantee enrolment. Additionally, please note:

  • The word "could" is used and not regarded as an absolute in terms of "could and will".
  • The criteriaย is not definitive nor listed in any priority order.
  • The placement criteriaย is applied equitably to all non-local students.
  • Parents/carers will be provided with a written advisory of the placement panel's decision.
  • Having a sibling or siblings already enrolled in the school does not automatically guarantee enrolment for non-local families as every application is assessed on its merit.
  • School catchment areas are determined by the Department of Education and evaluated from your home address. The enrolment is not determined from the primary school your child has attended.

Enrolment issues

Having a non-local child enrolledย in a Partner Primary School such as Tamworth Public, Oxley Vale, Attunga orย Tintinhull Primary Schools does notย automatically guaranteeย placement at Oxley High School as every application is assessed on its merit.ย ย 


Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT?ย 

Emailย document.authentication@det.nsw.edu.auย to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

If you are not able to apply online or you prefer not to, download the paper application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the departmentโ€™s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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How to enrol - Year 6 into Year 7

In NSW government schools, applying to move from primary school to high school is a 2-step process that starts with an Expression of Interest. Visit the moving to high school page to learn more about the process.

  • If you have received an offer from our school for placement into Year 7 next year, the next step is to visit online enrolment to proceed with the offer and complete the enrolment application.
  • If you did not submit an expression of interest or are not eligible, visit online enrolment to start a new application to our school.
  • If you submitted your expression of interest using a paper form, or would prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form.

Moving to high school

Visit the moving to high school page to find out more about the transition of year 6 students into year 7.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.