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Enrolment at Year 7

Enrolment for 2025

Thornbury High School is now enrolling students for 2025. The school currently has a ceiling on enrolments with a maximum of 200 students at Year 7. Entry is automatic if Thornbury High is the closest school or you have another sibling already at the school in the year of the new enrolment. Students have the choice of enrolling into our mainstream program or applying for our high achievers’ program, Concept.


In the mainstream program all students receive challenging but appropriate work in line with the Victorian Curriculum. Elective choices begin at Year 9 and there is a wide range of VCE acceleration options for Year 10 students. There is also additional support for students in literacy and numeracy where needed.


The Concept program runs from Years 7 to 9 and is designed to extend and challenge high ability students whilst engaging with the mainstream curriculum.  Students develop their skills and knowledge by exploring content at a conceptual level, emphasising depth of understanding. Students must apply to enter this program and there is a formal selection process including testing.


VCE results

  • The median study score at THS has remained at or above the state average since 2017.

  • More than 10% of students achieve ATARs of 90 and above

  • More than 30% of students achieve ATARs of 80 and above 


Other highlights

  • The Premier, Daniel Andrews, made his 2020 Budget Day educational announcement at Thornbury High, including $14.9 million for Thornbury High to build stage 2 of its Masterplan, an innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Centre. This is now completed.

  • Stage one of the school’s Masterplan, a new $5 million Performing Arts and Sports Centre, was completed in 2020.

  • All Year 7 and 8 students have the opportunity to learn an instrument free of charge. This has been made possible through the ongoing work of the Music Parents Committee and local organisation support. This program continues for 2025.


Future initiatives

  • Continued focus on achievement, engagement and connection in all areas of the school, including:

    • Expansion of the Italian Immersion Program

    • Expansion of the Athletic Development Program

  • Continued upgrading of the school’s facilities and environmentt

How to Apply

If your child attends Year 6 at a government primary school, your primary school will give you a Parent Transition Pack.  This pack contains information about the enrolment process and timeline and includes an Application for Year 7 Placement Form. This needs to be completed and returned to your primary school. On this form you will be asked to list three secondary schools in order of preference. Please consider the schools and where you list them on the form carefully as this may have an impact on where your child ultimately ends up being placed. 

Your primary school sends the completed form to your first preference high school. If unsuccessful, the form is then sent to the next school of preference and so on until your child is placed in a school. Your primary school will notify you regarding the school where your child has been placed. After this, the secondary school will make contact with you regarding your child’s enrolment.


If your child attends Year 6 at a Catholic or independent primary school, you must apply for enrolment directly through Thornbury High School.  Apply via the Application for enrolment - Students from non-Government primary schools. Applications for 2025 are due Friday 10th May 2024 and can be sent to

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Our school zone is available on which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.

Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.  Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.


If you are seeking enrolment after the start of the academic year, please follow the year 8-12 Enrolment process.

Enrolment Years 8 - 12

How to Apply

Students currently in Years 7-12 seeking enrolment must complete the online Enrolment Enquiry Form and submit it along with a copy of their most recent school report.  Proof of address must be provided if the application is being sought based on designated school claim.

The manager of the year level where enrolment is sought will contact the applicant regarding their enquiry.  The application will be considered based on whether Thornbury High is the applicant’s designated school.

If you have any other queries regarding the enrolment process, please contact the General Office on 9480 4066 and select Option 3.

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