School Policies


The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Frankston Special Developmental School (FSDS):

  •   Enrols eligible students
  •   Maintains enrolment data
  •   Maintains a custodial role over enrolment data


This policy applies to all new and existing students.


  • Only students who satisfy the enrolment criteria are eligible to attend Frankston SDS
    • Eligibility is based on an IQ assessment. Students require an IQ of 50 and below
    • Students enrolling in our Early Education Program require evidence to support a disability

  • Proof of age is required:
    • Prep entry: students must be turning five by April 30 of that year
    • Early Education program: students must be 3.8 years at the beginning of the school year

  • Our early education program requires a dual enrolment with Frankston City Council. Families are encouraged to register their interest in the East Karingal Kindergarten Program with both FSDS and the Council

  • Families are required to complete Department of Education & Training enrolment forms which are uploaded onto CASES 21

  • The school will ensure that enrolment data is maintained through the following processes:
    • ensure all enrolments forms are returned and signed by families upon enrolment
    • update information when changes occur
    • review data half yearly, specifically parent/guardian contact information, see: CASES21 Administration User Guide for guidance including processes for generating the Student Enrolment Information Form and Student Information Full Details Report, , see: CASES21
    • revised annually for State and Commonwealth reporting
  • The principal will contact principals of previous schools of students seeking transfers to discuss the circumstances of the transfer; to seek a transfer note or an immunisation certificate (if enrolling), and to discuss any academic or behavioural matters. The principal has the authority to defer admission in order to arrange these matters.

  • Priority for enrolments will be given to students who reside within the school’s designated transport zone. Students in our Early Education Program are not eligible for bus transport.

  • Students will be allocated to classes according to a combination of class size, student’s needs and chronological age.

Links Student Engagement and Wellbeing, Statement of Values and School Philosophy
Author Assistant Principal
Reviewed June 18
School Council Approval n/a
Next review date July 22
References DET Website: Supporting Students with Additional Learning Needs


How to enroll your child at Frankston SDS

How to enroll your child at Frankston SDS

Enrolment at Frankston SDS is based on specific eligibility criteria. Should you wish to discuss eligibility please feel free to contact the school. We look forward to your call.