Enrolment process for intake years
The enrolment process for intake years (Pre-Kindergarten, Year 3, Year 7 and Year 11) begins two calendar years ahead, and the relative position of a child on the waiting list does not crystallise until this time. For this reason, the College is only able to comment generally on a student's place on the waiting list ranked by the interval (number of days) between date of birth and date of registration. (Please see Frequently Asked Questions for an explanation on why it is not possible to be told what "number" your child is on the list.)
Up to two years prior to the preferred entry into Pre-Kindergarten, Year 3, Year 7 and Year 11, information evenings are held for potential families. Following the information session and tours, the top ranked applicants will be made a formal offer. Upon acceptance and payment of the enrolment deposit students and parents will attend a compulsory interview with senior College staff. The enrolment process continues throughout the year until all available places have been accepted.
When accepting an offer, parents are asked to sign enrolment forms and pay an enrolment fee of $1000 and the enrolment deposit of $1000. The deposit will be refunded (less any outstanding charges) when the student leaves the College. Please note that the student must attend the College for at least one full term to be eligible for refund of the enrolment deposit. If a student is withdrawn from the College, at least one clear term's notice must be given in writing, signed by all signatories to the enrolment, otherwise a penalty equal to half a term's fees will be incurred.
If no offer is forthcoming for an intake year
Families will be contacted by the Registrar if Radford College is able to make an offer for their child to attend at the requested year level. By the end of the year all parents whose child can be offered a place will have been notified.
Should a place not be offered to you for your child, then your child's name will roll up in the database to successive years, retaining and being ranked by the interval (number of days) between date of birth and date of registration. A student's name will not be removed from the waiting list unless the College is notified in writing.
Notifications will not be sent indicating that a student has not been successful in gaining a place.
Enrolment process for non-intake years
Places in Kindergarten, Years 1-2, Years 4-6, Years 8-10 and Year 12 are only available should a student withdraw from the College. When a vacancy arises through a student leaving the College, the child at the top of the relevant waiting list will be offered the place. Replacement offers are made when required, at any time of the year, depending on when a vacancy occurs.