Enrolment Policy

For further information, please contact our Registrar.
Phone: (+61) 3 8805 3800 Email

The Knox School is an independent, co-educational school located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Established in 1982, The Knox School is a modern, dynamic school serving a diverse student population. Our core values encompass the celebration of diversity, tolerance of others, a respect for human rights and care for the environment.

The Knox School has an open entry policy and welcomes students of all religious denominations.

We enrol students from 3 years of age (Pre-Prep 3) to approximately 18 years of age (Year 12).

The Knox School has a specifically designed International Program and welcomes students from around the world.

We offer students a safe and caring learning environment filled with opportunities and challenges that inspire and fulfil them today and into the future.

For international applications, please contact Mrs Iris Pang on
(+61) 3 8805 3800 or email international@knox.vic.edu.au

The Knox School Aim

The aim at The Knox School is to encourage maximum enrolment in all year levels and also endeavour to maintain a gender balance. To this end priority may be given to certain students to maintain this balance in accordance with our co-educational ethos. No class will exceed 24 students from Prep to Year 12.

Enrolment Procedure for local enrolments

To apply for a place at The Knox School you are required to submit the following:

  • Enrolment application form (separate application for each child)
  • $110 non-refundable enrolment fee (inc GST) per application
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • For Pre-Prep and Primary School applications, a current immunisation statement is mandatory for entry into the School
  • Copy of visa (permanent and temporary residents only)

Please note that the enrolment form is a prerequisite to admission but does not guarantee admission.

Offer of places

Once the enrolment application form has been received, the student’s name is placed on a waiting list for the year level and year of entry which has been requested. Generally, places are offered in order of receipt but where a year level is wait listed then priority placement will come into effect. For this reason early enrolment is encouraged. 

Priority Placement

Where a year level is wait listed then the School will give priority to:

  • Siblings of current students
  • Enrolments of more than one child
  • Children of staff members
  • Children of former students
  • In the Early Learning Centre priority is given to students staying onto Prep

The Registrar will contact families approximately 12 to 18 months prior to entry to arrange interviews with the relevant Head of School. School and NAPLAN reports along with any other relevant educational assessment reports and/or test results will be requested prior to the interview. Pre-Prep enrolments are usually contacted 8 to 10 months prior to entry. Children that are not fully immunised will not be permitted to enrol into Pre-Prep, in accordance with the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation.

Confirmation of placement

A formal offer will be made by the Registrar once interviews have been completed and the School is satisfied that it will be able to meet with the specific needs of the student. To accept the place, the family is required to sign and forward the relevant paperwork and pay a $1500 Confirmation Acceptance Fee within 14 days from the date of offer. This fee is payable per child and non-transferable. A portion of this fee (currently $750) will then be provided back to families as a credit to their Term Four fees invoice in the first year of their enrolment.