School Enrolment Management Plan
Coombabah State High School recognises as its prime obligation, the provision of access to an appropriate educational service for students whose principal place of residence is within the school's catchment area.
Because of enrolment capacity and growth, Coombabah State High School may be unable to meet this obligation in the future unless action is taken to manage enrolments. The principal must restrict the enrolment of out-of-catchment students to ensure in-catchment students can enrol at their local state school without requiring additional facilities.
Student enrolment capacity
Coombabah State High School has a maximum student enrolment capacity of 1,331 students.
The school's Programs of Excellence are supported through the allocation of a defined number of places. Places in the Programs of Excellence will only be available to out-of-catchment enrolments once the demand for in-catchment enrolment has been met and sufficient student enrolment capacity has been reserved for future in-catchment growth. Currently Coombabah State High School has the capacity to enrol:
- 144 in Years 7–12 in the High Performance Sports Academy Program of Excellence
- 140 in Years 7–12 in the Rugby League Program of Excellence
- 100 in Years 7–10 in the Ignite Sport and Exercise Science Program of Excellence
- 100 in Years 7–10 in the Ignite Performing Arts Program of Excellence
- 100 in Years 7–10 in the Ignite Visual Arts Program of Excellence
- 240 in Years 7–10 in the Ignite Academic Program of Excellence
Local catchment area
A school's local catchment area is the defined geographical area from which the school is to have its core intake of students.
Coombabah State High School operates under a negotiated catchment area.
The school's catchment map is available from
Enrolment policy and procedure
enrolment policy includes further information about in-catchment and out-of-catchment enrolments, acceptance and assessment processes, as well as any associated fees and decisions on enrolments.
For further information regarding School Enrolment Management Plans, please refer to the
School Enrolment Management Plans procedure or contact the
This updated version of the School Enrolment Management Plan for Coombabah State High School was gazetted on 8 September 2023.
The School Enrolment Management Plan is internally reviewed each year, and if required, updated to reflect any changes to student enrolment capacity and/or Programs of Excellence.