Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a catchment area?

No, The Glenleighden School does not have a defined catchment zone.



The best way to enquire about enrolments or find out more about The Glenleighden School is to fill out the enquiry form, or call (07) 3378 8625. You can also find more information about our enrolments process on our enrolments page.


Can we visit your school?

For the majority of our applicants, the first step in the process is coming to tour Glenleighden and meet our enrolments team. Please check our enrolments page for more information. We also conduct school open days throughout the year. These will be advertised on our website and Facebook page.



Our enrolments team will collect information in order to generate a profile of your child’s current strengths and areas of need. The Glenleighden School provides a specialised program to meet the learning needs of children with a disability for whom language is their primary disorder. For more information on our enrolments process, please visit our Enrolments page.


when should i apply for glenleighden?

Our enrolments team work all year round and therefore we invite you to apply at any time. Students are able to begin at the school whenever an appropriate vacancy is available.


DO you offer part-time placements?

Typically, part-time placements may be considered as part of a student transition plan, although this can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Do you have a waitlist?

If your child meets eligibility criteria, but there is no available vacancy, they will be placed on a waitlist. When a suitable vacancy becomes available, the enrolments team will contact you to discuss this.


 Do you have a school BUS service?

The Glenleighden School does not provide transport to and from school. Your child may be eligible for the transport assistance for students with disability scheme. For more information click here. A public bus operates from the end of Cubberla Street. Transport is provided for school excursions and some extra curricular activities.



For information on our school fees, please download our schedule of fees for 2022.


What level of schooling is available?

The Glenleighden School caters for students prep to year 12.  Our multi-age classes are divided into 4 levels across the school: Early Childhood, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School. While students are generally grouped in a similar age bracket, their own personal development is also taken into consideration.


What curriculum do you teach?

The Glenleighden School curriculum involves implementation of the Australian Curriculum with the integration of multidisciplinary perspectives on intervention, including specialist teaching, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy and well-being support.

Students who complete their school years at The Glenleighden School will receive a Queensland Curriculum of Individual Achievement (QCIA) and in addition, the school offers courses which can be credited towards a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Students are also supported to complete certificate courses and relevant work experience.


How many students attend the school?

The school currently has up to 120 young people enrolled.


What days and times do the students attend school?

For our term dates, please click here.

For Early Childhood, students may arrive from 8:45am and classes begin at 9:00am. Early Childhood students finish at 2:30pm.

For Junior School and Middle School, students may arrive from 8:30am. Students in these levels finish at 2:45pm.

For Senior School, students may arrive from 8:15am. Senior school students finish at 2:45pm.


What are class sizes and teacher/student ratios?

Each class has approximately 12 students supported by a teacher and school assistant. Further to this, the year level therapy staff provide further support for the students. The number of students per class may vary slightly depending on a range of factors including support requirements.


What other school activities are there?

The Glenleighden School students participate in events including sports day, school concert, awards nights, ANZAC and remembrance commemorations.  Each year level also has its own special activities such as school camp, gardening program, swimming lessons and horse riding.


What extracurricular activities are there?

Students can take part in various activities including Soccer, Lego club, Choir, Craft, Games and Dance.  These extracurricular options vary throughout the year.


Do you have before and after school care?

The Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is provided by Fig Tree Pocket State School which is located approx. 100m from Glenleighden.  OSHC staff collect and drop off students that attend their service.  For further information click here.

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