Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.
Local enrolment area
Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.
How to enrol
The complete parent resource guide (PDF 5.34 MB)
Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.
For more information, visit:
Download an application to enrol (PDF 5.9MB).
The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.
How to enrol
Bullimbal School is a School for Specific Purposes (SSP) that provides specialist and intensive support in a dedicated setting for students with moderate to high learning and support needs. Our school supports students with intellectual disability, mental health disorder or autism spectrum disorder, and students with physical disability or sensory impairment. Bullimbal School caters for students from kindergarten to Year 12.
Specialist support classes at Bullimbal School have fewer students than regular classes. Class sizes depend on the class type and, in some cases, the students' additional learning and support needs.
Every specialist class has a teacher and a school learning support officer. Class teachers – in consultation with parents or carers and allied health professionals, where appropriate – are responsible for planning personalised learning and support for each student.
Students also have access to:
- itinerant support teachers (hearing or vision)
- support teachers transition
- specialist provisions available to students in regular classes including disability provisions from the Board of Studies NSW for practical support in examination
- access to transport assistance under the Assisted School Travel Program.
Special schools also maintain active links with other nearby schools and their local communities. Students attending special schools may have access to support classes in regular schools or regular classes and are supported to participate in community activities and training.
Placements and review
Applications for placement at Bullimbal School are through the Access Request process. An Access Request is usually arranged by the school learning and support team at the local public school, but can also be organised through the local Educational Services team if a child is not yet enrolled. Local teams can be contacted on 131 536 and calls can be made from anywhere in NSW.
A student is offered enrolment in a special school through a placement panel process. A student's eligibility is determined through the department's disability criteria as well as the availability of a place in an appropriate special class.
Enrolment arrangements for students with disability and additional learning and support needs are the same as for all students. To get information about enrolment, parents and carers can visit the local public school. More information is available on school enrolment.
A special school reviews the placement of each student annually. Reviews consider all aspects of a student's personalised learning and support, including whether or not the current placement is best meeting their learning and support needs.
For more information, visit Special Schools (SSPs)
Once your child has been offered a place at Bullimbal School, please complete the application to enrol form (PDF 579KB) Application forms must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.
When you’re ready to enrol your child in our school, you’ll attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.
For more information, visit:
You can also contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.
Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.
Distance education schools also provide single subjects for students in Years 9 to 12 to enhance curriculum choice. Please contact us for details.
For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.
Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.