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How to research good primary schools and catchment areas

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Hi All

We are looking to buy in Melbourne in the New Year and before doing so I'd want to research the local primary schools and check what catchment area the postcode would be in.

Can anyone let me know if there is a central body logging this information?  Or is by local authority websites?  Or just general googling each primary school?

We are looking in several areas so it could took a while if there isn't a central system

Thank you


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As far as I know it (I am a teacher) if you live outside a school's catchment area you can ask them if your child can register. If you live within the catchment area they must take you - even if they are full. I think they can tell you no, but you are within your rights to approach the Local Education Authority to over-rule it. I personally hadn't heard of a house being in two catchment areas before, but I know that catchment areas can be unusual things, and a small geographical area may well hold more than one school catchment area. 
Your best bet is to ask the estate agents and schools. Good luck!

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Schools with specific catchment areas will advertise this on their website.


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18 hours ago, bougti said:

As far as I know it (I am a teacher) if you live outside a school's catchment area you can ask them if your child can register. If you live within the catchment area they must take you - even if they are full. I think they can tell you no, but you are within your rights to approach the Local Education Authority to over-rule it. I personally hadn't heard of a house being in two catchment areas before, but I know that catchment areas can be unusual things, and a small geographical area may well hold more than one school catchment area. 
Your best bet is to ask the estate agents and schools. Good luck!

I personally hadn't heard of a house being in two catchment areas before, but I know that catchment areas can be unusual things, and a small geographical area may well hold more than one school catchment area. 
Your best bet is to ask the estate agents and schools. Good luck!

 

 

 

 

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