The sooner the better! Its best to register your child as soon as possible and well before the time you would like your child to start at Wesley.
Frequently Asked Questions
How early should I register my child?
At what year can my child start at Wesley?
Our main entry point in the Junior School is Pre-kindergarten with a small additional intake at Pre-primary. In the Middle School the key entry points are Year 5 and 7, with boarding places set aside for boarding students joining us in Year 8. There are also limited number of places available outside of these entry points.
How does the offer process work and when does it start?
Students are offered a place based strictly on priority and date order of application.
Circumstances where priority is given includes;
- Siblings are currently enrolled at Wesley;
- Parent/s are former students of the College;
- Parent/s are employees of Wesley College;
- Children who have transferred from interstate and overseas independent schools;
- Siblings are currently Penrhos College.
The offer process commences two years in advance of your child starting at Wesley and continues right up until the beginning of the year which they are due to commence at the College.
Do I have to complete a separate Enrolment registration form for each child?
Definitely – a separate Registration form and fee must be submitted for each child.
What is the endowment fee?
The endowment fee is a non-refundable payment that each family is required to make before their first child commences at Wesley. The primary purpose of this fund is to assist with the ongoing provision of capital infrastructure for the College in the future.
This fee only needs to be paid once. If the first child is a girl entering into the Junior School, and the following is a boy you will be asked to pay an additional 50% of the calculated rate which applies in the year of entry of the student.
Does Wesley College offer scholarships?
Wesley College offers a range of scholarships for academic accomplishment, music and general excellence for students entering Years 7 and 10. The scholarship process usually opens on 1 January each year. The Scholarship testing day be held in mid-March and offers sent out in early April.
Indigenous Scholarships are offered for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students from rural, regional and metropolitan areas of Western Australia entering into Years 7, 8, 9 or 10. Applicants will be chosen according to current academic progress, ability to study, family support, and willingness to contribute to the Wesley community. Leadership qualities and commitment to achieve excellence in their chosen field are also considered.
Does my child have to sit an exam as part of enrolment?
Wesley College has an inclusive Enrolment Policy which means that it is not essential for children to be tested or interviewed prior to accepting a place at Wesley. Students who have confirmed places in Years 5 and 7 will be tested just before (usually in October) starting at Wesley.
How many children are in each class?
Class sizes vary slightly from year to year depending on the age of the students. In Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten class sizes are held at 20 children, from Pre-primary to Year 9 numbers increase to a maximum of 26 students. In Years 10 to 12, the average class size is 18.
If, after our initial application, we change our preferred year of entry does this mean we will go to the bottom of the waitlist?
No, we will use your original date of application.
How many students are in the school?
We have approximately 1,500 students, consisting of approximately 335 in the Junior School, 480 in Middle School and 685 in Senior School.
Do I have to purchase a laptop?
At Wesley College we provide students from Years 9 to 12 with a school laptop.
Can I come and look around the College?
You’re always welcome. Tour Mornings are run regularly throughout the year, but we’re happy to arrange an individual tour of the College if these times don’t suit you.