Enrolment FAQs

The answers to some common enrolment questions are outlined below. Our Enrolments Team are here to answer any other queries you may have. Submit an enquiry form, or contact us via 07 3262 0220 or enrol@clayfield.qld.edu.au.

Is Clayfield College a coeducational school?

Starting in 2023, we will transition into a fully coeducational school unlike any other in Brisbane, offering the best of single-sex and coeducation on one campus using the distinctive Parallel Learning model. Click here to learn more

When should I apply? 

We accept applications any time after birth. Early applications are advisable as our waitlist is largely prioritised by the date of application.

What documents are required as part of the enrolment process (application and interview stages)?

  • Completed Application for Enrolment form signed by both parents. A non-refundable Application for Enrolment fee of $275 is payable at the time of application.
  • Copy of your child’s birth certificate and certified translation if necessary. 
  • If your child was born in Australia, but you were both born overseas, please submit evidence of Australian Citizenship, such as an Australian Citizenship Certificate or Australian Passport.
  • Copy of your child’s Australian Visa paperwork (if applicable).
  • Copy of the information page of your child’s passport if they were born overseas.
  • Copies of your child’s two most recent school reports, translated into English (if applicable).
  • Copy of your child’s NAPLAN results (Years 3 to 9 if educated in Australia) or similar standardised test results from overseas. 
  • Certificate of English fluency for students for whom English is an additional language and who are applying for Year 4 and above. 

Do you have current places available?

Please contact our Enrolments Team to discuss availability in your year level of enquiry. 

What are your intake years/entry points?

Although we have formal entry points, we do accept applications at all year levels, if places are available.

Our entry points include:

  • Pre-Prep
  • Prep
  • Year 5
  • Year 7
  • Year 10

We welcome applications for boys to join our Secondary School (Year 7) in 2023 and beyond.

My child is on your waitlist. When will I know if they have been offered a place?

Your child will be invited for an interview at an appropriate time. The timing is dependent on their year level of entry. 

Year Level Timeframe Conducted by
One year prior
Head of Primary
One year prior
Head of Primary
Year 5
18 months prior
Head of Primary
Year 7
Three years prior
Deputy Principal
Year 10
One year prior
Deputy Principal

Applications and interviews for all other year levels are considered and are subject to availability. 

Places are offered in writing shortly after the interview process.

Does my child have to attend an interview?

The enrolment interview is an important part of the enrolment process as it is an opportunity for us to get to know your son or daughter, for you to learn more about Clayfield, and to discuss any questions or requirements you may have. For Primary students, our Head of Primary conducts the interview and Secondary students are interviewed by our Deputy Principal.

I have enrolled my child but wish to change the year of entry. What do I need to do?

Please notify our Enrolments Office of your request to change your son or daughter’s year of entry in writing. We will adjust their year of entry and place their name onto the new waitlist at their original application date. Our Enrolments Office will confirm the change to you in writing.

What happens if I confirmed a place for my child in a particular year, but I would like to change that year (earlier/later)?

In the case of bringing forward the year of entry, if a place is available, a new letter of offer will be issued. Otherwise, their name will be placed onto the waitlist for that year level of entry. In the case of deferring the year of entry, their name will be placed onto the waitlist for that year level of entry. If a place is available, a further interview may be necessary (closer to commencement) before a new letter of offer is issued. Fees already paid will be transferred with the enrolment.

What are the tuition fees?

Our current fee schedules are available here.

Is my child classified as an International/Overseas student?

Your son or daughter will be an International/Overseas student if they are studying in Australia on a 500 Student Visa. Please do not hesitate to contact our Enrolments Office if you have any questions.

Do you offer scholarships?

A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year to students entering Years 7 to 11. More information on our Scholarship Program can be found here.

What transport options are available?

Our campus is centrally located on a major arterial road, Sandgate Road, which flows from Brisbane’s CBD to the northern suburbs and the Sunshine Coast. 

The Citytrain network is situated close by with both Eagle Junction and Clayfield railway stations only a short walk away.

There are bus stops located just outside the school for Brisbane City Council services and private bus lines such as Red and White provide dedicated services for private schools to various suburbs in north Brisbane.

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