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Thank-you for enquiring about enrolling your child at Laidley SHS.  We look forward to working with you to develop your child's talents and achieve their goals.  Contact the School Enrolment Officer directly at or through the school office for all enrolment enquiries.

School Enrolment Management Plan

Laidley SHS accepts enrolments as outlined in our School Enrolment Management Plan.  This new Enrolment Management Plan (School EMP) is required as our school is reaching its enrolment capacity based on our current facilities. Significant enrolment growth over recent years reflects positive community confidence resulting from strong academic and vocation performance and improved student behaviour and learning engagement. 

The School EMP is active from 30 July 2013 and is currently in draft awaiting ratification by our P&C Association and final approval by Education Queensland.

Students Eligible for Enrolment

As outlined in the School EMP, students meeting the following enrolment criteria are guaranteed enrolment at Laidley SHS:

  • Students whose principal place of residence is within our schools' catchment area (refer to catchment map)

  • Children and young people who are subject to child protection orders that grant guardianship or custody to the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Child Safety Services)

  • Siblings of current students at the school

  • Students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by the school

  • Students who live outside the catchment area and are verified with a disability can enrol in the school to attend the specialised disability program if it is the closest program to their home and meets their individualised needs

  • Students who have been excluded from a school other than this school, dependent upon the conditions related to the exclusion, as determined by the Regional Director.

Out of Catchment Enrolments

Students who do not meet the above criteria are considered Out of Catchment enrolments.  These students are encouraged to submit an application and will be granted enrolment if the Principal determines that the school has capacity to accommodate the enrolment.  This decision is made by the Principal in accordance with the published School EMP located on the school website.  The school will notify parent/guardians if the out of catchment enrolment application has been accepted. 

Decisions regarding out of catchment enrolments for students entering Year 7 in the following year will be finalised by the end of Term 3.