Admissions

Thank you for considering Scotch College for your child's education. Scotch College is a progressive school that prioritises the breadth of our students' experience and learning, and takes great pride in building a community for life.

Discovering Scotch College

School Tours

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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A 'Life in a Day'

To ensure that Scotch College is right for your child, we offer the opportunity for prospective students to spend a day on campus. They will meet current students and enjoy a taste of our classes. Email us to organise a day at Scotch.

Meet the 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.

How to Enrol

Registration

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. 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.

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. Download the Application for Registration form (PDF).

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.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about enrolling your child at Scotch College, please contact our Admissions team on +61 8 9383 6809 or admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au.

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 6809 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 22 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. 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.

Find out more

Our Admissions team

Sam Scott
Manager of Prospective Students
sam.scott@scotch.wa.edu.au 
+61 8 9383 6946 

Dianne Moran
Registrar
dianne.moran@scotch.wa.edu.au
+ 61 8 9383 6809

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