Please explore the answers to some frequently asked questions.

How do I register my child at Burgmann?

To place a child’s name on the waiting list, simply register online using the Online Application Form.
A confirmation email and receipt will be sent to you.

What is the cost to register a child at Burgmann?

Please refer to the Fee Schedule on the Fees Page for the current registration fee.

Do I get my money back if my child does not gain a place?

No. The registration fee is non-refundable and is not a deposit. It is not part of the enrolment fee or subsequent fees charged at the school.

Does Burgmann offer scholarships to students?

No. We are a non-selective school and entry is based on the date a child was registered on our waiting lists.

If I register my child early, is my child guaranteed a place?

No, registration does not guarantee a place.

Are siblings guaranteed a place?

No, siblings are not guaranteed a place. However, waitlisted siblings of enrolled students do have sibling status. This places them above waitlisted children who do not have a brother or sister at Burgmann.

Can I still register even if I am new to Canberra or didn’t register when my child was young?

The option to register a child at Burgmann is entirely up to each family.

When is the best time to place my child on a waiting list?

As soon after the child is born is the best time as offers for places are based on the date a child was registered with the school.

Can I place my unborn child on a list?

No. A child must be born with his/her name and actual date of birth supplied in order to be processed for registration.

What age can my child start at Burgmann?

The Burgmann Anglican School Early Learning Centre (ELC) offers care for children from six months through to a comprehensive program for three year olds. The three year old program is offered as a five day program with options for attendance for three or two days subject to availability. Please note: it is not an official intake point.

Our Kindergarten program is the first official intake point for Burgmann Anglican School. Children wishing to enter Kindergarten need to have turned five (5) by 30 April of the year of entry.

When are your intake years?

  • Kindergarten
  • Year 3 mini-intake
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 11 mini-intake

Entry in non intake years is limited.

What grades do you have at Valley and Forde?

Valley Campus

  • Early Learning Centre (6mths to 3 y/o)
  • Junior School (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 5)
  • Senior School (Years 9 to 12)

Forde Campus

  • Junior School (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2)
  • Middle School (Years 6 to Year 8)

Do you have an Early Learning Centre?

The Burgmann Anglican School Early Learning Centre (ELC) opened in January 2020. The ELC is grounded in the Christian faith and adopts the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. The centre caters for children aged from six months to three years (the year prior to Pre-Kindergarten). It shares the same philosophies and practices as Burgmann Anglican School.

Does having my child enrolled at the Early Learning Centre mean acceptance into Burgmann Anglican School?

No. Enrolment in the ELC and enrolment in Burgmann Anglican School are two separate entities, requiring two separate enrolment processes. Whilst we encourage you to apply for both the ELC and Pre-Kindergarten, we cannot guarantee acceptance into Pre-Kindergarten based on your enrolment in the ELC. However, children enrolled in the ELC have priority for Pre-Kindergarten offers.

How long is the Pre-Kindergarten program?

The Pre-Kindergarten program (four-year-olds) is a five-day program, Monday to Friday for 49 weeks per year. The program closes for three (3) weeks during December and January in line with the ELC and OSHC shutdown period. The operating hours are 8:00am to 6.00pm. Pre-Kindergarten is available on both Valley and Forde campuses.

How long is the waiting list?

We do not disclose the length of our waiting lists as they tend to change in response to changes in requirements of waitlisted families. Year 7 is our most popular entry point and therefore has the longest waiting list.

Can I register for more than one waiting list?

No. A child can only be on one waiting list, but our lists are rolling waiting lists. If your child does not gain a place at the requested year level, the child’s name will roll across to each successive year maintaining the original date of registration.

Does Burgmann accept paying international students?

No, Burgmann does not have the necessary registration with CRICOS to be able to accept students from overseas. For students travelling on other visa classes, please refer to the Department of Education website.

Do I need to do anything else once my child is registered such as phone the school from time to time to see how my child’s name is going?

Please keep us up to date with your contact details. Changes need to be notified to the Admissions office in writing via email to A confirmation email for your records will be sent to you once the requested changes have been made. Otherwise you do not need to contact the school. The Admissions office will contact you if and when a place becomes available. If you wish to change the entry point for your child, please email the Admissions office.

What happens if I am made an offer and I don’t accept it?

If a prospective student is offered a place that is not accepted, their registration date will be changed to the date that they decline the offer; or the date the offer expired if they do not respond.

Can I have a look at the school before I register?

Tours of the school are held at both campuses throughout the school term. Please click here for dates and to make a booking. We cannot cater for individual tours due to the strong demand for the school and encourage you to view the virtual tour before visiting.

When will I know if I have a place for my child?

The enrolment process starts the year before the proposed year of entry, and up to two years before entry for Kindergarten and Middle School. Conditional offers and enrolment packs are posted out to families and will be followed by an interview. The process continues throughout the year. The Admissions office will offer places in chronological order of registration date, maintaining a balance of male and female students in each year group.