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Steps to Enrolment

'At the heart of our school is a commitment to develop the whole child.'

Thank you for considering Bishop Druitt College for the educational future of your child.

Bishop Druitt College enrols students who may gain benefit from the broad, balanced education offered by the college and who may contribute to the life of the college by participating as fully as possible in the range of co-curricular activities available.

Our prime entry points are Kindergarten, Year 5 (ensuring a place in Year 7), Year 7 and Year 11. Vacancies occasionally arise in all other year groups and these are offered to the next student on the waiting list.

Subject to availability, the offer of a place will be made according to a number of criteria at the discretion of the college.

The Principal and the College Council determine the number of places available in each year level, and these can vary from year to year.

Preference is given first to the children of BDC staff, alumni, and clergy. All other enrolment places are offered using the enrolment process review with the College Leadership Team. If your application is placed on a waitlist with Bishop Druitt College, we may share your contact details with Clarence Valley Anglican School (CVAS), a sister school within the Anglican school community. 

We recommend that you follow the steps to enrolment 12 months in advance of your child's preferred commencement year. However, due to an overwhelming amount of applications for 2023, there are waitlists across all year groups. 

If you are looking at Year 7 or Kindergarten 2023 these applications are now closed. Any applications that come in during 2022 will be looked at on a case-by-case basis and placed on the waitlist.

If you are looking at Year 7 or Kindergarten 2024 and beyond please submit an application form as soon as possible.

The first easy steps to enquiring about enrolment
1. Register your interest in our college
2. Book a college tour
3. Visit our college and receive an information pack

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Steps to enrolling your child
1. Lodge an online enrolment application
2. Undertake an enrolment interview
3. Receive the offer of a place
4. Accept the enrolment offer

'Our aim is to transform the lives of our students through the provision of an excellent education.' 
BDC Enrolment Policy

Bishop Druitt College is a comprehensive co-educational K-12 school providing education underpinned by Christian values and operating within the policies of the NSW Education Standards Authority.

Characteristics of the Student Body

The school has 1020 students of whom 590 are in the secondary school and 430 are in the primary school.  There are approximately equal numbers of boys and girls throughout the school.  As BDC is a comprehensive school, the students come from a wide range of backgrounds, including language backgrounds other than English and a number of students with special needs. 

Reflecting the demographic complexion of the local area, we have seen an increasing enrolment of both new arrival refugee and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students. Additionally, the school periodically enrols overseas students, either as exchange students or full-fee paying overseas students. 

Policy Statement

  • For all applications, consideration will be given to the applicant’s support for the ethos of the school, date of application, siblings already attending the school and other criteria determined by the school from time to time.
  • Once enrolled, students are expected to support the school’s ethos and comply with the school rules in order to maintain their enrolment.

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