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7-8 Transition Enrolment

Transition Process

For Year 7 students attending a public school, "Starting Secondary School" packs will be received from their primary school during April (usually Week 11, Term 1).

Year 7 students attending private schools, may pick up a "Starting Secondary School" pack from Modbury High School during Week 1 or Week 2 of Term 2.

The "Starting Secondary School" pack contains information about applying to schools other than the guaranteed high school.

If you are accepted to Modbury High School, enrolment acceptance packs will be distributed by the primary schools on Friday 17 August. Private school students who have been accepted will have packs sent to their home addresses in the same week.

Acceptance Enrolment forms should be returned to their child's primary school by Friday 31 August. Private school students should return forms directly to Modbury High School. 

Zoning Criteria

Year 8 placements are offered based on three criteria.

  1. In-Zone Enrolments
  2. All students whose permanent and primary place of residence is within the Modbury High School zone (as decided by DfE; see map below) are automatically offered a placement at the school.
  3. Proof of residence is required; current council rates or a gas/electricity bill.

Out of Zone Enrolments

Enrolments from students from outside our zone is done by the District Office and based on the following criteria:

  • distance
  • curriculum
  • social and family links
  • transport / location convenience
  • disability

Sibling Rights

Students who have siblings currently attending Modbury High School or have left within the last 12 months are eligible for a placement.

Waiting List

The waiting list is activated in Week 1, Term 4. Parents will be notified directly or via the primary school depending on contact details given.

Modbury High School enrols approximately 180 Year 8 students each year, with placements filled by In-zone and Sibling Rights students first. Placements are offered up until the end of Term 4.

The school is not at liberty to reveal where on the waiting list a particular student is.