Our School Zone

All Schools now have a zone. Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au. Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones.

Students residing in the Bentleigh Secondary School zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.  


Out of Zone Applications for Year 7, 2023 - due by 20 May, 2022


Enrolment Guidelines & Out of Zone Application Process


For new enrolments coming into Year 7, we anticipate that we will have sufficient capacity to be able to take students from outside of our zone following the department’s placement policy.

However, families who reside in areas no longer considered inside of the zone, will need to ensure that they complete an out of zone application to support a Year 7 enrolment application.


Process for completing an out of zone application:


Out of Zone Application for Enrolment (Year 7, 2023)


Please complete your Out of Zone Application form and return it to enrolments@bentleighsc.vic.edu.au (Year 7, 2023) 
by Friday 20 May, 2022.

Ensure that Bentleigh Secondary College is indicated as your No.1 preference when you complete the
Education Department’s Application form for Year 7 Placement 2023, Section 4B - Secondary School Preference.


Order for Priority Enrolments

  1. Students for whom Bentleigh Secondary College is the designated neighbourhood school.
  2. Students who reside permanently at the same address as a brother or sister currently attending the Bentleigh Secondary College.
  3. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds*.
  4. In a limited number of cases, a student may be enrolled on compassionate grounds, where there are significant family or individual circumstances. Wherever possible, the College will attempt to enrol students from main feeder primary schools who reside outside of zone provided that there are spaces available.
  5. Any additional spaces available will filled with students who are the next closest to our school zone.

 *Specific Curriculum Grounds Claims

Parents/guardians who live outside the neighbourhood area may be considered for enrolment on the following curriculum grounds:

  1. The student has a desire to participate in Gifted and Talent (GaT) Program, Sports Academy Program or Drama Program.
  2. The student has been studying either French or Japanese at primary school, their child’s neighbourhood school does not offer these languages as part of the curriculum and the child is interested in pursuing these studies to a senior level.
  3. The student has a desire to participate in the Instrumental Music Program and has a proven interest in that area of the curriculum.
  4. The parent/guardian is able to demonstrate clear curriculum continuity links between their child’s primary school and the college.
  5. The parent/guardian is able to demonstrate that the college provides a specific curriculum focus that is not available at other secondary colleges.

Additional information may be sought to support an application for enrolment on curriculum grounds. It is essential that all communication between the college and parents is in writing and processed according to the above guidelines.


*A guardian is defined as one who has been legally appointed to take responsibility for the person making the application for enrolment.