Mary Brooksbank School

Independence and acceptance

Telephone02 4628 4555


How to enrol

Mary Brooksbank School is a Department of Education school that provides educational programs for students who have a primary diagnosis of moderate or severe intellectual disability. Students can also have secondary and/or multiple disabilities.

The enrolment process is via a regional placement panel which assesses applications for specialist settings and considers eligibility for your child.

The process of applying for placement in a specialist setting

1. Make an appointment to visit both school principal and school counsellor at your nearest local primary school.

2. Ask your local primary school to complete an Access Request for your child to access a specialist setting or a support setting in a mainstream school. Your local school will support you through this process.

3. Take any current assessments and documentation with you to your appointment. If, at this stage, you do not have a current cognitive assessment of your child, the school counsellor at your local school can assist to complete this assessment.

4. Once your Access Request is completed, it is sent to our regional placement panel for assessment of eligibility and suitable placement. The placement panel will keep you informed as your application is processed. They will also advise you that your child has been offered a place in a special setting.

5. The enrolment process can then commence directly with the school that your child has been offered.

6. Learning and Wellbeing Officers from the Department of Education, Glenfield Office (Ph) 9203-9900 are available to discuss your enquiries and answer any questions you have throughout the process.

Prospective parent walkthroughs

The school is happy to take potential new families on a tour of the school at a time that is mutually convenient, to show you our facilities, answer questions and offer reassurance. Call us on 4628 4555 to organise a time for your tour.

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Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.