Enrolment process for intake years
The enrolment process for intake years (Pre-Kindergarten, Year 3 and Year 7) begins one calendar year 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 according to their 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.)
During the year prior to the preferred entry into Pre-Kindergarten and Years 3 and 7, information evenings are held for potential Pre-Kindergarten, Year 3 and Year 7 families. Following these information sessions, the top-ranked applicants will be notified in writing via a letter of invitation to an interview with the appropriate Head of School. The interview gives families an opportunity to find out more about the College, and at that time a formal letter of offer and enrolment information is given to families. After the interview, families are given a period to accept or decline the offer of a place.
The enrolment process continues throughout the year: if a family declines an offer, the next child on the waiting list (in chronological order) is posted an invitation to interview. The process continues until all available places have been accepted.
When accepting an offer, parents are asked to sign enrolment forms (see signatories policy) and pay an enrolment fee of $1000 and a student deposit of $1000. The deposit will be refunded (less any outstanding debits) when the student leaves the College.
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 each successive year, retaining and being ranked by their original 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 and from Year 8 onwards 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.