In metropolitan Adelaide, most high schools have a school zone. Please follow the link to find out more about how school zoning works: School Zones
Documents for proof of residence:
It is important that student residency details are correct and up to date. The following links provides details of items which are accepted as proof of residence
Starting Secondary School
Students who do not gain a place at their preferred school still have a guaranteed place at their zoned high school. They will receive an acceptance pack from their zoned high school including:
a letter of welcome
notice of year 8 enrolment
a year 8 enrolment review form
The student acceptance pack includes information about the enrolment review process and timelines. You can only seek a review if there is additional information that was not provided in the original application which should be considered.
Seaton High School's Zone
High School zone maps are available on the DECD website by clicking here
Automatic Entry for non-local students and Sibling Rights
Some non-local students may be eligible for automatic entry during the registration process. Some examples are:
children who identify as Aboriginal and are eligible for a department program (eg Enter for success)
children selected by the school to participate in an approved special interest program
children with an older sibling at the school at the same time, except for siblings who entered through a selective special interest programs
Children enrolled by the principal because of a special consideration, such as children in care with a custody or guardianship order.
Siblings already in a selective special interest program in high school
From 2020 onwards there will not be automatic entry for children whose siblings were chosen by the school to be in a selective special interest program.
Non-local students applying can have automatic entry if:
their sibling started at the high school before the 2020 school year
the child applies through the department's state-wide high school transition process
the child and the sibling will attend the school at the same time
the school has not restricted non-local siblings with a capacity management plan.