From 2022 onwards, the way enrolments are processed will change for Franklin School. As we become a preschool to year 6 school, the basis on which children are enrolled at the school will change from the current arrangements to align with the Kindergarten-Year 12 enrolment criteria for ACT Public Schools. For the year 2022 onwards, offers of enrolment in Kindergarten and above will be based on a Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) of the suburb of Franklin. The Franklin PEA can be viewed at www.education.act.gov.au/public-school-life/enrolling-in-a-public-school
For children living outside of Franklin, enrolment applications will be assessed using the following standard criteria:
- If you have legal considerations, where a court order identifies that a student needs to attend a specific school.
- If there are exceptional circumstances, based on student wellbeing, that means your child cannot attend your local school and must attend the school they have applied for.
- Subject to capacity, the school will enrol your child if they have an ACT-resident sibling attending that school. This includes step/half and cultural siblings (recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship relationships).
Below are some frequently asked questions that may assist you to further process this information.
I live outside the Franklin School PEA for 2023 and my child is enrolled to attend preschool in 2022. My child does not have a sibling at Franklin. Will they be able to continue at Franklin in Kindergarten in 2023?
You will need to reapply for a place at Franklin School for Kindergarten in 2023. Your child’s enrolment will be individually assessed and every effort will be taken to ensure continuity of enrolment at Franklin where possible and depending on capacity.
My child will be in Year 3 2022 at Franklin School and I live outside the Franklin School PEA. Will I have to move schools in 2023?
No. Existing Kindergarten to year 6 students can continue to attend the school.
My child currently attends the Anglicare Early Learning Centre, located at Franklin. Will they be able to enrol in preschool at Franklin for 2023?
Your child’s enrolment will be individually assessed and every effort will be taken to ensure continuity of enrolment at Franklin where possible and depending on capacity.
My child is attending preschool this year (2022). Do I need to submit an online enrolment application for them to attend Kindergarten in 2023?
Yes, if your child lives outside of Franklin. If your child lives within Franklin, their enrolment will automatically roll over into Kindergarten. If you have a sibling and live outside of Franklin you will still need to reapply.
Enrolments for 2023 will commence in Term 2 2022 with the opening of the Education Directorate’s portal.
If you have additional questions please contact school reception on 6142 1110.
Childcare is provided by Anglicare ACT.
Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools
Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form
Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.