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Brighton Secondary School CMP

Thursday, September 5, 2019


A Capacity Management Plan (CMP) has been introduced for Brighton Secondary School to assist with managing enrolment numbers and to ensure families living within the school zone have priority access.

The school’s specialist music, volleyball and Think Bright programs will continue. The number of places available to out of zone students will be influenced by in-zone enrolment demand.

Brighton Secondary School’s CMP is necessary to reduce out of zone enrolments in coming years to accommodate future enrolment demand from within the zone.

The CMP will support the $13.8 million capital works investment that will increase the number of places at the school by 100. This expansion ensures places will be available for in-zone families when year 7 students move into high school in 2022. Due to the constrained nature of the school site, a larger expansion is difficult without compromising outdoor play space.

The CMP criteria includes:

  •  priority consideration for prospective year 8 students who live within the school zone
  •  some restrictions on the maximum number of International Education Program students
  •  some restrictions on out of zone siblings

Under the CMP, children who identify as Aboriginal and are enrolled through the Enter for Success Program will be accepted. Enrolment applications for special consideration, including children under the guardianship of the Minister, will be considered by the principal.

If places are not available at the time of enrolment application, prospective eligible students will be placed on the school’s enrolment register upon request, and referred for enrolment to other neighbouring schools.

The CMP will come into effect from today, meaning those families who have already applied to attend the school in year 8 in 2020 through the department’s transition process, and have been offered a place at the school, are guaranteed entry to the school.

All other applications, including late applications for year 8 and applications for years 9-12 will be assessed under the CMP.


A full copy of the Capacity Management Plan is available from the Government Gazette.

Quotes attributable to Executive Director Infrastructure, Ross Treadwell

The Capacity Management Plan will ensure families who live in the zone are prioritised for enrolment and helps to maintain an optimal learning environment for students and staff. Media hotline: (08) 8226 7990 Email: education.mediaunit [at] sa.gov.au @edu_sagov

A $13.8m investment will increase the enrolment capacity of the school to cater for year 7s moving into high school in 2022.

Across the state the number of public high school enrolments is projected to grow by 20,000 in coming years.

We’re building 2 new schools in metropolitan Adelaide and investing $185m for additional capacity to cater for moving year 7 to high school and to ensure our public school system keeps pace with the growing population.