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Catchment area


All state schools have a designated catchment area. Each state school's catchment area is determined by the equal distance point between neighbouring state schools. All students who live within the catchment area are automatically eligible to enrol in their local school, however eligibility criteria needs to exist to regulate out of catchment enrolments in new schools. Out of catchment applications are initially placed on a waiting list until In catchment numbers are established. Offers to those out of catchment are notified by mail in the second week of November.  


An Enrolment Management Plan (EMP) is developed to ensure that the new school retains capacity to serve the community for which it is built. An EMP documents the eligibility criteria for students to enrol at the school who live outside of the school's catchment area. 



Out of Catchment Prep enrolment applications  for 2020 will be accepted, in person only, at the BayView State School Corporate Services Office from 8.00am on Monday 15 July 2019.

In catchment enrolment applications and applications from existing families of BayView will also be accepted from the 15 July, however, after 10.00am.  (If you reside within the catchment area or currently have children enrolled at BayView, there is no need to line up before 8.00am).

Children born between 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 will be eligible. Interviews for Prep students will be held in Term  4, 2019.

To determine when your child can commence their prep year, use the prep ready reckoner calculator. ​ 




Enrolment package


The enrolment package consists of the enrolment form, an student enrolment agreement and an enrolment checklist which includes a $50 non refundable application fee for out of catchment applications.


Please download documents, found in 'Related Links' on the right of this page, complete the relevant details and submit to Corporate Services at BayView State School.

If you cannot download the document/s linked from this page, please contact us​ and we will provide a copy via Corporate Services.​