Prep eligibility for children is from the beginning of the school year in which they will reach the age of 5 years by 30 June. From 2017, all Queensland children are required to undertake Prep, prior to commencing Year 1.
Early or delayed entry to Prep are options which may be considered in specific circumstances and where it is in a child's best educational interests.
Early entry to Prep
Early entry to Prep is only possible if the child meets all the legislative conditions set out in Part 4, Section 15 of the Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006.
A child who is younger than the prescribed age for Prep is only able to commence school early if:
- they turn 5 years by 31 July in the year they propose to attend Prep, or
- they have previously enrolled at school in another state or country and, in both cases,
- the school principal is satisfied that the child is ready for education.
A parent who is interested in early entry to Prep should contact the school where they wish to enrol their child to discuss the requirements with the school principal or a member of the school's senior management team.
We require proof of the child's date of birth, such as a birth certificate, passport or visa on enrolment.
Years 1–6 enrolment
Admission of students to all other years is on the presentation of a Certificate of Transfer issued by the child's previous State School in Queensland.
Students being enrolled from a non-State school or from interstate are requested to produce documentation from their previous school before enrolment proceeds.