Woodcrest State College


School Enrolment Management Plan

Woodcrest State College 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, Woodcrest State College 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

Woodcrest State College has a maximum student enrolment capacity of 2,167 students.

The number of students entering Prep in any given year must not exceed 125 in 5 classrooms, unless there are more than 125 students enrolling from within the catchment area.

The school's Program of Excellence in Australian Rules Football is supported through the allocation of a defined number of places. Places in the Program 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 Woodcrest State College has the capacity to enrol:

  • 50 in the Woodcrest AFL 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.

As Woodcrest State College is a Prep to Year 12 campus, it operates under different equidistant catchment areas:

In 2017, Woodcrest State College operates under 3 catchments:

  • Prep to Year 6
  • Years 7
  • Years 8–12

In 2018, Woodcrest State College will operate under 3 catchments:

  • Prep to Year 6
  • Years 7–8
  • Years 9–12

The school's catchment map is available from EdMap.

Out-of-catchment application

Out-of-catchment students applying for enrolment at the school are placed on a waiting list, assessed in order of receipt and prioritised as follows:

  • For P–12 schools
    • Primary school-aged siblings of students currently enrolled in the secondary campus.
    • Secondary school-aged siblings of students currently enrolled in the primary campus.
    • Students who live within the primary catchment, but upon enrolment would be attending the secondary campus.
    • Students who live within the secondary catchment, but upon enrolment would be attending the primary campus.
  • For schools with a Program of Excellence
    • Subject to available student enrolment capacity, places will only be available to out-of-catchment enrolments if they satisfy the school's criteria for placement in that particular Program of Excellence and the defined number of places has not yet been filled by enrolments from within the catchment. Sufficient student enrolment capacity must be reserved for future in-catchment growth. (Please note: The enrolment criteria for the Program of Excellence is available from the school.)
  • All other out-of-catchment enrolment applications.

Enrolment policy and procedure

The 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 school principal.

Gazettal date

This updated version of the School Enrolment Management Plan for Woodcrest State College 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.

Last updated 22 September 2023