At-capacity schools cannot accept applications for out of area enrolment. This is to ensure that the school can accommodate all local students. This includes also those who need to enrol throughout the school year. 

All local or ‘in-area’ students are guaranteed a place at their local school.

List of at-capacity schools

  • Albuera Street Primary School
  • Bellerive Primary School
  • Bridport Primary School
  • Burnie Primary School
  • Cambridge Primary School
  • Dodges Ferry Primary School
  • Hobart College
  • Howrah Primary School
  • Lauderdale Primary School
  • Lindisfarne North Primary School
  • Lindisfarne Primary School
  • Molesworth Primary School
  • Montrose Bay High School
  • Mount Nelson Primary School
  • Mowbray Heights Primary School
  • Norwood Primary School
  • Perth Primary School
  • Princes Street Primary School
  • Riverside Primary School
  • Sandy Bay Infant School
  • South Hobart Primary School
  • Taroona High School
  • West Launceston Primary School

Schools nearing capacity

Because these schools are nearing capacity, they can only accept limited numbers of out-of-area enrolments.  This is to ensure that the school can accommodate all local students. This also includes those who need to enrol throughout the school year.

List of schools nearing capacity

  • Bruny Island District School
  • Campbell Street Primary School
  • Cooee Primary School
  • East Tamar Primary School
  • East Ulverstone Primary School
  • Illawarra Primary School
  • Lenah Valley Primary School
  • Miandetta Primary School
  • Montagu Bay Primary School
  • Penguin District School
  • Punchbowl Primary School
  • Snug Primary School
  • Somerset Primary School
  • Westbury Primary School
  • Woodbridge School.

What is school capacity?

School capacity is the amount of physical space that is available for students to use for classroom-based learning. 

School capacity is based on all available general and specialist learning areas including:

  • science, music and art areas
  • other areas that may be used as a general learning area.

The following areas are excluded from the capacity calculation:

  • media
  • design and technology
  • hospitality
  • commercial cooking
  • library
  • gymnasium
  • multi-purpose hall
  • support areas.

How is school capacity determined?

School capacity is determined using a standard, nationally-applied formula.  A school’s capacity is calculated by multiplying the number of learning areas (spaces that can be used as classrooms) by the average class size of 25 FTEs (full time equivalent students).