Croydon Community School is located in the Eastern Metropolitan Region and attracts children from Years 7 – 12. The school has a capacity to accommodate approximately 100 students on our Croydon Campus. Students wishing to enrol at Croydon Community School generally have had difficulties in mainstream school settings and for one reason or another need an alternative approach to education. Croydon Community School operates under the Big Picture Education model.

We believe that the school should be reflective of the characteristics of our wider society including such issues:


  • Cultural diversity
  • Gender balance
  • Disabilities/impairments
  • Range of student learning abilities

Enrolment Process

  1. Complete the enrolment enquiry form above.
  2. The Enrolment Officer will be in contact to discuss your enquiry and where required a school tour may be arranged.
  3. If there is a place available in the desired year level, a pre-enrolment interview and tour with the student and Parent/Guardian will be arranged.
  4. It is essential at this stage that the student indicates a strong desire to attend Croydon Community School. The prospective student is asked to go home and think about their options and to contact the interviewer indicating a keenness to commence a three-day trial at the school.
  5. The decision to offer a trial is made by the Enrolment Officer, Assistant Principal and Leading Teacher in consultation with staff, when, and if a place becomes available. The student agreement must be signed prior to commencing the trial.
  6. Students must complete the Student Trial Enrolment Form before commencement of the trial.
  7. Enrolment procedure checklist to be completed ensuring all aspects of the checklist are covered including KTEA testing and ILP completed.
  8. Placement reviewed by Assistant Principal/Leading Teacher, parent/guardian and student in order to confirm ongoing enrolment.
  9. Enrolment confirmed, and formal enrolment forms completed including the school, student and parent agreement forms.

Students in Year 6 who indicate a preference to attend Croydon Community School must go through the same process as a normal enrolment. Given enrolments aren’t confirmed until completion of the three-day trial and induction program for new intake students, it is strongly recommended that students also make an enrolment preference with their local secondary school.

    Croydon Community School

    177-181 Mt Dandenong Road
    Croydon, VIC 3136

    Ms. Bronwyn Harcourt

    Assistant Principal
    Mr. Mark Heuston

    177-181 Mt Dandenong Road
    Croydon, VIC 3136

    P.O. Box 239
    Croydon, VIC 3136

    (03) 9724 2900

    (03) 9724 2999