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Magill School introduces CMP

Friday, September 13, 2019

A Capacity Management Plan (CMP) has been introduced for Magill School to support the management of enrolment numbers and ensure families living within the school zone have priority access.

Under the criteria of the CMP, the number of students entering at reception will be limited to 120, with priority consideration given to children who live within the school zone.

If more than 120 applications for enrolment are received from parents living in the school zone, places will be offered based on whether any, all or a combination of the following applies:

  • the child has a sibling currently enrolled and will be attending the school in the same calendar year
  • the length of time the child has lived in the school zone
  • the distance of the child’s residence from the school
  • other personal needs such as curriculum, transportation/location convenience, social/family links at the school.

Enrolment applications for prospective students in years 1 to 7 living in the school zone will be considered if or when vacancies exist. These applications will also be considered based on the enrolment register, siblings at the school, length of time a child has lived within the zone, distance from the school and any other personal needs.

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.

Families who have already received enrolment offers for reception at Magill School in 2020 will not be affected by the CMP.


Further details of the plan are set out in the Government Gazette.

Quotes attributable to Executive Director Infrastructure, Ross Treadwell

Magill School has seen significant growth in enrolments in recent years and a CMP is necessary to ensure the school can meet future in zone demand.

The CMP will gradually reduce the proportion of students enrolled from outside the school’s zone.

We are also investing $7 million in capital works at the school to upgrade facilities.