Enrolment Procedure

​​​After we receive a completed Application for Enrolment Form and the Application Fee for your son (either through the post or online  – see How to Enrol), your son’s name will be placed either on the Enrolment List or the Waiting List. The process for allocating applicants to each of these lists is explained below under Year 5 Entry and Year 7 Entry.

Please note, it is important you contact the Enrolment Office prior to lodging an Application for Enrolment if you fall in to the following categories:

  • you are seeking enrolment for the current year, or for any of the next three years

  • for enrolment outside the main entry points of Years 5, 7 and 11

  • ​​if the enrolment concerns an overseas student. Please also visit the Overseas Students​ section.​​

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Year 5 Entry

At Year 5 level, generally 100 students join the School. The names of applicants, in order of application, who are expected to fill these 100 places in a particular year will be placed on the Enrolment List. The names of subsequent applicants for Year 5 entry in that year will be placed on the Waiting List.


​​​​​Year 7 Entry

At Year 7, generally 140 students join our continuing students to form a year level of 240 students. The names of applicants, in order of application, who are expected to fill these 140 places in a particular year will be placed on the Enrolment List. The names of subsequent applicants for Year 7 entry in that year will be placed on the Waiting List.


Years 10 and 11 Entry

We are usually able to offer a small number of places for Years 10 and 11 entry each year. The names of all applicants for Years 10 and 11 entry will be placed on the Waiting List. Applications are usually considered, and offers made, in the year prior to the required year of commencement. In reviewing applications for Years 10 and 11 entry, particular emphasis is placed on the likelihood of the applicant contributing to and benefiting from all aspects of the School’s academic and extracurricular programs. Applicants and their parents will be required to attend an interview.


Entry at Other Year Levels

Entry at Years 6, 8 or 9 is largely dependent on availability and you are encouraged to discuss this with the Enrolment Office prior to lodging an application. In reviewing applications for vacancies at these year levels, particular emphasis is placed on the likelihood of the applicant contributing to and benefiting from all aspects of the School’s academic and extracurricular programs. Applicants and their parents may be required to attend an interview.


Overseas Students

Brisbane Grammar School welcomes applications from overseas students and asks that you visit the Overseas Students section for full details on how to apply.


Boarding Students

Brisbane Grammar School has a proud tradition of boarding and is committed to continuing to provide the opportunity for students from across Australia and overseas to benefit from our academic, extracurricular and student welfare programs. With today’s busy lifestyle, we are finding our boarders are no longer exclusively from country areas or overseas. Instead, a significant number of students from our local area are benefiting from all that boarding at Grammar has to offer. Boarders are accepted for all year levels.​ Please visit the boarding section of our website for an insight into life in Harlin House – the School’s boarding house located in the heart of ou​r Spring Hill campus.


Enrolment and Waiting Lists

Applicants are allocated places on the Enrolment List in order of application, however, the School reserves the right to allocate additional places on the Enrolment List at its discretion in special circumstances. Current trends indicate we will be able to offer places to a number of applicants on our Waiting Lists for Years 5 and 7 entry each year.


Confirmation of Enrolment and Waiting List Placements

Applications for enrolment are generally received many years before the intended year of commencement. We will contact the parents of Enrolment List applicants to confirm their intention to proceed with their son’s enrolment up to three years prior to the scheduled year of commencement. A Confirmation Fee is payable at this time.

We will contact the parents of Waiting List applicants to confirm their intention to proceed with their son’s enrolment at Grammar, should a place become available, up to three years prior to the scheduled year of commencement. If further places become available, they usually do so approximately 24 months prior to commencement and again in the six months prior to commencement, but may also do so as late as the January of the intended year of commencement. A Confirmation Fee is not payable until an offer of enrolment is made and accepted.


General Conditions

After an Application Form has been submitted and accepted by the School:

  • Any subsequent request by the parents to make changes to the application will be considered by the School, but will not be automatically granted. For example, placement on the Enrolment List for commencement in a particular year does not guarantee placement on the Enrolment List for commencement in an earlier or later year.

  • It is the parents' responsibility to ensure the School is advised of any change of address or other particulars in respect of their son. The School does not guarantee to maintain an applicant’s place on the Enrolment List or Waiting List if correspondence to the address provided on the Enrolment Form is unanswered.


Waiting List Applicant Enrolment Policy

Irrespective of the date of application, the School will consider every applicant on the Waiting List when considering offers of enrolment for any vacancies available in a particular year. In deciding whether to offer enrolment to a Waiting List applicant, the School takes into account several aspects of an application. These may include, without limitation:

  1. Initial date of receipt of the Application Form and the Application Fee.

  2. The number of available places.

  3. Family or other association with the School. This may include older or younger brothers enrolled at the Sch​ool or close family members who are Old Boys of the School.

  4. Evidence of the student’s ability to contribute to and benefit from all aspects of the academic and extracurricular programs offered by the School.

  5. Operational considerations, such as the fact that the School enrols boarding students.

We may at appropriate times request further information about the prospective student, including school records and reports and evidence of outside interests and activities. In some instances the School may also require prospective students to undergo testing and/or attend interviews.

The decision whether to make an offer of enrolment is ultimately at the sole discretion of the Headmaster. ​