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Pendle Hill High School

Pendle Hill High School

Responsibilities, Respect, Resilience and Learning

Telephone02 9631 9651


Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

If you are not able to apply online or you prefer not to, download the paper application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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How to enrol - Year 6 into Year 7

In NSW government schools, applying to move from primary school to high school is a 2-step process that starts with an Expression of Interest. Visit the moving to high school page to learn more about the process.

  • If you have received an offer from our school for placement into Year 7 next year, the next step is to visit online enrolment to proceed with the offer and complete the enrolment application.
  • If you did not submit an expression of interest or are not eligible, visit online enrolment to start a new application to our school.
  • If you submitted your expression of interest using a paper form, or would prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form.

Moving to high school

Visit the moving to high school page to find out more about the transition of year 6 students into year 7.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Temporary visa or visitor visa

If your child has a temporary visa or visitor visa you will first need to apply to enrol by contacting the Temporary Residents Program who will give you forms to bring to the school.

Passport and visa checks

Passport and visa checks will be made for students who are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

School enrolment policy


Please contact our school on 02 9631 9651 for information about the enrolment process.

It’s important that you tell the principal if your child has any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions before your child starts school.

General information

  • Students are entitled to attend their local school, based on their residential address.
  • Parents are entitled to seek to enrol their child in the school of their choice.
  • The school has a set enrolment number to cater for anticipated local demand.
  • The school can provide a written policy stating the grounds and criteria on which non-local enrolments will be accepted.
  • The primary criteria for acceptance of non-local enrolments will include the availability of appropriate staff and permanent classroom accommodation.


Currently there are no restrictions other than those relating to the number of applications able to be accepted. Please see non-local enrolment below for details.

Local students

Students who reside within the Department of Education (DoE) designated drawing area for Pendle Hill High School are accepted for enrolment. Proof of address will be required.

Proof of address evidence can include a current council land rates notice or a residential tenancy agreement. It can also be at least two of:

  • a current electricity/gas account
  • home telephone account
  • Centrelink documents
  • Medicare card
  • drivers license
  • contents insurance document.

Please note: In the case of students with separated parents, family court orders will be used to determine the child’s usual place of residence. Families are able to provide evidence of special circumstances for enrolment consideration, such as house sharing. Where proof of address evidence is not provided, applications will be treated as non-local enrolments.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.

Criteria for non-local enrolment applications

Certain criteria may be considered for non-local enrolments. Criteria could include factors such as:

  • proximity and access to the school
  • siblings already enrolled at the school
  • access to co-educational setting
  • medical reasons
  • travel distances for the applicant
  • availability of subjects or combinations of subjects
  • special interests or abilities
  • compassionate circumstances
  • structure and organisation of the school.

Waiting lists

Realistic waiting lists are established for non-local students should placement not be available. Parents are advised in writing if their child is to be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list remains current for one year.

Placement panel

The placement panel consists of the principal, a staff representative and a parents and citizens' association (P&C) representative.

Year 6 into Year 7 enrolments

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 and you wish to apply to enrol in our school in Year 7 of the following year please follow one of the following steps: 

  • Public primary school students - contact the Year 6 coordinator at your current school to obtain an 'Expression of Interest' form to complete and return to them. The primary school will forward the information to us. 
  • Non-government primary school students - contact us to obtain an 'Expression of Interest' form to complete and return to us.

We will contact you once a decision has been made about your child’s potential enrolment and the next steps.

Year 7 into Year 12 enrolments

If your child is currently enrolled in another public or non-government high school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school, contact us to obtain an  'Expression of Interest' form to complete and return to us. We will contact you once a decision has been made about your child’s potential enrolment, and next steps.

Enrolment of students with special needs

After the enrolment enquiry the principal will:

  • interview the parents and student to ascertain special needs requirements
  • identify the support needs of the student with the School Counsellor and the Regional Special Education Consultant to ensure that the students’ needs can be met and enrolment is appropriate.


Any appeals regarding the enrolment process and decisions should be directed to the principal. Further appeals may be made to the director of schools.