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Enrolling in school

In Western Australia, children can start their education in Kindergarten, however compulsory schooling starts the following year in Pre-primary.

Who needs to enrol?

You need to apply to enrol your children in public school for 2018 if they are:

  • starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2018
  • starting Pre-primary, the first year of compulsory school – 5 years old by 30 June 2018
  • starting Year 7, the first year of secondary school
  • changing schools.

To apply to enrol your child visit your local school.

All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – this is the law.  In Western Australia, children can start their education in Kindergarten, however compulsory schooling starts the following year in Pre-primary.

You can find out what year your children need to start school with our school-age calculator (below).

All children must attend school up until they are 16 years old. Sixteen and 17 year olds must be enrolled in school or a training organisation, be employed or be in a combination of school/training/employment.

Every child from Pre-primary to Year 12 is guaranteed a place at their local public school.

 

School Age Calculator

Use our calculator below to determine when your child can start school.

Please enter your child's date of birth:

Your child can start Kindergarten in

February

2017

Your child will start Pre-primary in

February

2017

Your child will start Year 1 in

February

2017