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Catchment area

​School enrolment management plans

The Department of Education (DoE) is responsible for providing facilities to meet the educational needs of students residing within a school's catchment area.

A School Enrolment Management Plan (School EMP) is introduced in a state school which is nearing its Student Enrolment Capacity. In order to ensure sufficient facilities are available for in-catchment students, Principals of these schools are required to restrict the enrolments from out-of-catchment students.

Schools are required to implement a School EMP when enrolments reach 80% of the school's Student Enrolment Capacity. A school's Student Enrolment Capacity is the number of students the school can accommodate within the existing learning spaces in the school.

To enrol in a school that has a School EMP in place, students must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the school's School EMP document.

All Queensland state schools with a School EMP in place are listed in the menu on the left hand side of this page.

Catchment area

A catchment area is the defined geographical area from which a state school accepts its core intake of students. View the college catchment map​ online.