The Glenleighden School provides a specialised program to meet the learning needs of children with a disability for whom language is their primary barrier to accessing curriculum. We cater for students from prep to year 12 and welcome applicants for all of these levels. We are happy to take enquiries from parents, educators and/or other professionals.
In order to be eligible for enrolment at The Glenleighden School, the Enrolments Team work to ascertain that a severe language disorder is the primary barrier to learning for an applicant. For many of our students their primary diagnosis is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD); a hidden disability that severely impacts their classroom functioning. Further to this, we also support students who present with a language disorder associated with another diagnosis.
Our Enrolments Team will collect information to generate a profile of your child’s strengths and areas of need in order to determine their suitability for our program. All relevant information must be fully and accurately disclosed for consideration in determining eligibility. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the enrolment process.
Step 1: School Tour
As the first step in our application process, we encourage all families to come and tour our school and meet the Enrolments Team. This is a valuable opportunity to discuss your child’s support requirements within the context of our program and enrolment eligibility requirements.
Step 2: Enrolment Application & Documentation
Following your tour and these discussions, the Enrolments Team will then invite you to submit a formal application, along with a non-refundable $500 application fee and relevant supporting documentation:
- A report from a speech language pathologist, including the results of a standardised language assessment
- Evidence of non-verbal cognitive skills
- A hearing assessment report
- Relevant paediatrician and medical reports
- Birth certificate and visa documentation (if applicable)
Parents are also recommended to submit:
- Current Individual Education Plans (IEPs)/Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
- Current therapy reports
- Current school progress reports
The safety of our prospective students is important to us. Therefore, we ask all applicants to disclose any care arrangements for your child and provide copies of existing court orders regarding legal requirements relating to custody.
The Enrolments Team will review all available documentation at this time and advise you of any further information that is required.
Step 3: Interview and Assessment
At this point we invite your family to meet with the Principal to discuss your family’s specific needs. At the same time our Allied health Service Coordinator will conduct a brief and engaging 1:1 assessment of your child to determine eligibility.
Step 4: Educational Observation and Outcome
At this point your child may be offered a place at The Glenleighden School or alternatively a visit to their current educational setting may be required. Placements are offered based on student profile, enrolment criteria and vacancies. All enrolments are at the principal’s discretion.
If your application is successful, you will receive a letter of offer from our Principal via email. If your child meets eligibility criteria and there is no available vacancy, they will be placed on a waitlist. Upon receipt of signed acceptance and $1250 enrolment deposit, you are invited to attend a meeting with the Principal to complete all enrolment documentation.
The Glenleighden School aims to be accessible to all students who meet the criteria for placement.
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ENROLMENTS ENQUIRY FORM
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