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School Enrolment Management Plans

The Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) 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.

All Queensland state schools with a School EMP in place are listed in the menu on the left hand side of this page.

Catchment area

A catchment area is the defined geographical area from which a state school accepts its core intake of students.

Catchment areas for all Queensland state schools are available on DETE's EdMap External Link website.

More information

Further information regarding the School EMP procedure is available from DETE's Policy and Procedure Register External Link.

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This page was last reviewed on 10 Dec 2014

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