Enrolment procedure

We welcome neuro-diverse students and their families at any stage during their secondary school journey.

Our enrolment procedure is set out to make sure your child is well suited to our School environment and we take the time to assess individual student needs, conduct trials and arrange interviews.

Prospective students

Families interested in enrolling their child at Rossbourne School are encouraged to contact us to book a tour of the school. School tours are conducted twice weekly.

Families will have an opportunity to register their expression of interest, without cost, at the conclusion of each tour. This determines a prospective student’s place on our waiting list.

For prospective Year 7 students, interviews are conducted with families in the preceding year of enrolment to discuss the background history and needs of each student. During this time, students will tour the school and are shown our facilities and classrooms.


  Book a tour

Next steps

If we determine Rossbourne is the right school for a prospective student, a two day trial will be offered and arranged so a prospective student can experience our educational programs and be observed and assessed by Rossbourne teachers and specialist staff. This also gives a prospective students an opportunity to evaluate the appropriateness of Rossbourne’s programs for themselves.

A feedback interview is arranged after the 2 day trial with the family where observations and outcomes are discussed and an offer of enrolment may be made if it is deemed that Rossbourne will benefit the prospective student.

In the event of an unsuccessful trial, alternative educational options are discussed with the family.

All families are urged to have contingency plans in the event of a vacancy not becoming available or on discovering that Rossbourne’s curriculum is unsuitable for their child’s educational needs.

For more information, please read our Enrolment Policy or view our Enrolment Agreement.

Background Information & Procedures for Admission.

Rossbourne is an exceptional school for those who benefit from our culture and educational programs, but it is not a school for all students with learning disabilities.

Please read our criteria before starting your enrolment application.


  Enrolment criteria

Consolidation Fee

Upon confirmation of enrolment at Rossbourne School a Consolidation fee of $700.00 is payable. This amount is not refundable and does not form part of the first term’s fee.

Annual Fees - 2023

Our annual fee for Years 7–12 is $14,350.

Fees are billed three times a year (on the 1st of February, May and August) and are due and payable upon receipt of invoice.

Fees are inclusive of books and stationery needs, art & craft, food technology, design technology, photocopying and information technology.

Additional costs will be added to fees for optional programs such as outdoor education camps.

A number of Senior School programs will be will charged to parents/guardians including all VET courses, Hospitality course, Driver Education and other optional courses that may occur during the year.

Subject to means testing, a number of hardship Bursaries are available to assist families.

These Bursaries are reviewed annually. Enquiries should be made to the Principal.


For more information, please read our Fee Policy.

Student story

  Callum's Story

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