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Thank you for considering Scotch College for your child’s education.

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Scotch College is a progressive school that prioritises the breadth of our students’ experience and learning, offers an international curriculum and takes great pride in building a community for life.

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Discovering our College

Book a tour of Scotch College today

We offer a number of informative tours of our Early Learning Centre, Junior School, Middle School and Senior School, and additional tours with Headmaster Dr Alec O’Connell. This is a great opportunity to meet our community, visit our stunning campus and discover the rich learning resources available.

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Experience a Discovery Day

Spend a day on campus and discover Scotch College for yourself.

Discovery Days are tailored to each student’s interests. You will meet current students, experience co-curricular opportunities and get a taste of life at Scotch.

Half day options are available.

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Meet our Headmaster

We know that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions parents or guardians will make and we want to ensure you feel supported throughout this process. Our Headmaster Alec O’Connell is always happy to meet with prospective families.

Please get in touch if you would like arrange a meeting, prior to making an enrolment.

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How to enrol

Registering for Scotch

If you would like to reserve a place for your child, please complete the online registration form. Please note there is a $150 registration fee for local students. This fee is waived for all Old Scotch Collegians. This fee can be paid at the time of application by credit card, cash or cheque.

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Applications can also be faxed to +61 9 9385 2286 or posted to PO Box 223 Claremont WA 6910. Please make sure to include the relevant documentation and application fee. 

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Confirming your enrolment

  1. Once we have received your registration form, you will receive written confirmation from our Admissions team.
  2. If a place is available, we will make you a formal offer in writing.
  3. Offers are made up to three years in advance, prior to your chosen intake year (for example in Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, Year 6 or Year 7). We are also very happy to make an immediate offer if you are enrolling in the current term.
  4. You are now able to accept, defer or decline the offer.
  5. If accepting, you will need to complete the provided enrolment documentation and return it to our Admissions team, along with the Confirmation Fee.

Confirmation fee

The Confirmation Fee ensures your child’s place at Scotch College and is required to finalise your acceptance of the offer of a place. The fee includes a life membership to the Old Scotch Collegians programme – our past student community; and a non-refundable Endowment Fee, which supports the development of new buildings and resources on campus.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about our fees and charges, and discover what scholarships we offer.

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Boarding at Scotch

We welcome students into our boarding community from Year 7–12. Boarding is a great option for international, rural and regional families or metropolitan students looking to have an immersive experience in life at Scotch College.

The highlight of our boarding programme is the 1,000km Bibbulmun Track. Undertaken in stages by boarders from Year 7–12, the Track provides an iconic experience that our students often cite as the most memorable of their time at the College.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about enrolling your child at Scotch College, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Admissions team on +61 8 9383 6946 or admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the most common intake years?

Year 7 is our most common intake year for both day students and boarders. However, students are able to start in any year group and at any point in the school year, where places are available.

Are places available now?

Please get in touch with our Admissions team on +61 8 9383 6946 or admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au for the latest information on places in your preferred school year.

How does the waiting list work?

All registered students are automatically added to our waiting list. The waiting list includes all registered students and the year they intend to begin at Scotch College. As your preferred school start date approaches, our Admissions team will get in touch to confirm your interest in a place at Scotch College. To confirm your place, you are required to pay the confirmation fee and submit the provided enrolment documents.

If you opt to select a later start date, our team will contact you again at that point in time.

What happens if I decline an offer?

If you decline your offer, we will keep your child on our waiting list for the following intake year while retaining their original application date.

What happens if I accept an offer, pay my confirmation fee and then change my mind?

Your child will return to our waiting list for the next intake year, retaining their original application date. Please keep in mind that all places are dependent on the number of students entering each year and unfortunately we are not able to guarantee a place, should you defer your offer.

Do you offer scholarships?

Scotch College offers scholarships to academically and musically talented students, providing the opportunity to pursue excellence in their chosen fields. Academic scholarships are offered for students entering Year 7 and are open to both current and prospective students. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities.

What languages are on offer?

Our language programme includes French, Indonesian and Spanish.

French is taught as part of the Primary Years programme (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 5) and is considered an integral part of our students’ education. In Years 6 to 12, we offer the choice of French or Indonesian. International Baccalaureate Diploma students can also commence Spanish in Years 11 and 12.

What sports do you offer?

Participating in sport is a central part of life at Scotch, as it promotes teamwork and teaches children how to support each other. At the start of each season, students select a specific sport and specialist staff provide coaching. In Summer Term, they choose from Basketball, Cricket, Rowing, Swimming, Water Polo, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, Touch Football or Triathlon. The winter sports selection includes Badminton, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Rugby or Soccer. Additionally, there is an Athletics season in the Winter Term.

Scotch College has excellent facilities for our students, including 10 hectares of playing fields, an Olympic-length heated swimming pool and gymnasium.

What music opportunities are available?

All our students have the opportunity to participate in music and performance groups, including choirs and orchestras. We also offer individual tuition in a wide range of instruments and voice including: Piano (Western Art Music (WAM), Jazz or Contemporary), Organ, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Horns (Baritone, French, Tenor), Euphonium, Tuba, Guitar (Acoustic, Classical, Electric – Contemporary or Jazz, Electric Bass), Orchestral Percussion, Drumline, Drums, Musicianship, Composition and Arranging, Electronic Music, and Voice (WAM or Jazz Contemporary). There are many opportunities to perform publicly throughout the year and our Dickinson Centre, Memorial Hall and MacKellar Hall provide superb venues.

Do you have a private bus service?

In collaboration with Presbyterian Ladies’ College, we offer three shared bus services for the Booragoon, Coogee and Karrinyup catchment areas. Learn more about our bus services.

Our Admissions team

Both from a teaching background, Manager of Admissions Sam Scott and Admissions Officer Sarah Sekulov have extensive experience in education and children's developmental needs.

They're also current Scotch parents and can offer a wealth of advice across a teaching, family and school perspective.

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Sam Scott

Manager of Admissions
sam.scott@scotch.wa.edu.au 
+61 8 9383 6946

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Sarah Sekulov

Admissions Officer
sarah.sekulov@scotch.wa.edu.au
+61 8 9383 6809

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Scotch College acknowledges the Wadjuk Noongar and Wilman Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which the College and our campuses stand. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Noongar people as the sovereign First Peoples of this place.