How to Enrol

We encourage parents to enrol their daughters as early as possible. The School accepts applications any time after birth. We recommend that you contact the Registrar’s Office in the case of applications submitted less than three years before the required entry year.

How to Enrol

The enrolment process begins with a request for an Enrolment Pack, which includes our prospectus and an application form.

Once an application is received, your family will be invited to an Introductory Tour to see and learn about Ascham. Attendance at this Introductory Tour is a mandatory part of the enrolment process.

Should a place be available to offer your daughter, the final stage of the enrolment process is an interview with the Head of School.

Enrolment Years

Our formal entry points are:

  • Prep (girls must turn four by 31 March in the year of entry)
  • Kindergarten (girls must turn five by 31 March in the year of entry)
  • Year 5
  • Year 7

We are flexible in accepting new students at other Year levels at the discretion of the Head of School, and if space is available.

Old Girls’ Applications

Daughters of Ascham Old Girls and of current Ascham families will be given first priority for entry to either Prep, Kindergarten, Year 5 or Year 7, provided they apply by their daughter’s first birthday and adhere to the school’s enrolment procedures.

Once applications are received, families are invited to attend a mandatory Introductory Tour.

Conditions of Enrolment

Please download and read our full Conditions of Enrolment.

Overseas Students

As part of our focus on providing a diverse and inclusive student community, Ascham welcomes a small number of full fee paying overseas students who wish to study in Australia via a student visa.

Entry is available for overseas students in Prep, Kindergarten, Year 5 and Year 7. For students who study English as a second language, an AEAS test report is required to be submitted to the Registrar prior to application. Ascham will determine the Year group and courses appropriate for a student based on a compulsory visit to the School, examination, interview and information related to the student’s academic profile.

Entry to other years depends on availability of places. Applications for these Year levels should be discussed with the Registrar prior to submission and are at the discretion of the Head of School.

Girls entering the School from Prep to Year 6 must live with their parents in Sydney.
Girls entering from Years 7 to Year 10 must either board in the School’s boarding houses or reside with their parents in Sydney.

Currently the School will not accept applications for a new student to commence in Year 11.

Our Enrolment Process

1

Application

Parents submit an Application for Enrolment with required documentation to place their daughter on the waiting list.

2

Introductory Tour

Families are invited to attend a mandatory Introductory Tour, approximately three years before the commencement date they have applied for.

3

Short list for Interview

Applicants whose parents have attended an Introductory Tour are ranked by date of application. Daughters of Ascham Old Girls and current families are given priority.

4

Interview

Families are invited to attend an Enrolment Interview with our Head of School and places are offered at his discretion.

5

Acceptance of Offer

Upon receiving an offer for an enrolment, parents have 21 days to accept by completing the Acceptance of Offer and returning it to the Registrar’s Office with the non-refundable Acceptance Fee.

Introductory Tours

Once an application has been received, families are invited to attend a comprehensive Introductory Tour. Attending this event is a compulsory part of the enrolment process. The School will extend an invitation around three years prior to commencement at the School.

Our Introductory Tours provide an opportunity to learn about our educational programs, including the Dalton Plan, a tour of our School campus and an opportunity to meet our Head of School, students and staff as they share insights into life at Ascham.

For our country families and families living overseas, we welcome the opportunity to show you the School should you be visiting Sydney during term time. In addition to receipt of your application, the School requests a fortnight’s notice to arrange a tour and organise for the family to meet relevant staff. To discuss opportunities for a visit to Ascham please contact the Registrar.

Introductory Tours provide an opportunity to learn about our educational programs, including the Dalton Plan and meet our Head of School, students and staff.

Request an Enrolment Pack

To receive an Enrolment Pack, please complete this form.

For full details of current tuition and boarding fees at Ascham, as well as other charges and payment options, please contact the Registrar.

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