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 in 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 $100 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: Educational Observation
In order to gain a thorough understanding of an applicant’s support requirements and classroom skills the Enrolments Team will arrange an observation of your child at their current educational setting. If this is not possible, we may arrange to complete this observation within The Glenleighden School environment.
Step 4: Consideration of Applicant & Outcome
At this point in the application process, the Enrolments Team will discuss your child’s eligibility with the Principal, who makes the final decision regarding placement. Placements offers are made based on student profile, our enrolment criteria and the specific vacancy available at the time.
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 $500 enrolment deposit, you are invited to attend a meeting with the Principal to complete all enrolment documentation.
Prior to commencement at The Glenleighden School, all students complete a series of assessments to inform program planning. Assessments typically take place over two days during the school holidays.
The Glenleighden School aims to be accessible to all students who meet the criteria for placement.
For information on our school fees, please download our Fees and Charges 2021.