St Patrick's College Strathfield

Apply to Enrol

We appreciate your interest in St Patrick’s College as a prospective choice for your son’s education and the opportunity to be part of our community.

Enrolment applications are welcomed from birth, and the primary selection criteria is Catholic boys from practising Catholic families. Other factors considered when an application for enrolment is being considered include whether the boy has a brother(s) or had a brother(s) in the College and whether the boy is the son of an Old Boy of the College or is a close relation to Old Boys of the College (e.g., grandson or nephew).

The Enrolments Committee aims to identify applicants whose family share the College vision and mission and is best suited to the College’s holistic approach to education. It is important to note that meeting the criteria does not guarantee enrolment, as not all applicants will advance to an interview or an offer of enrolment. Unfortunately, in most cases, demand for places exceeds the number we can offer.

The College entry point is Year 5, and enrolments are filled in that Year group. There are a limited number of boys accepted in other Year groups. Applications for entry into Years 6 – 11 are placed on a waitlist, and progress is based on availability and by invitation.

Currently, we are open to receiving applications for:

2025, Years 8-11

2026 and beyond, Years 5-11

Take the next step towards joining our community

STEP 1 Submit Application

Apply on behalf of your son by completing the online Application for Possible Enrolment Form.
A non-refundable application fee of $250 is payable per Year 5 application. Upon completing the form, a confirmation email will be sent to you, and your son will be added to our enrolment register appropriate to the intended year of entry.

Applications for Years 6-11 carry no application fee at the time of application. However, the $250 fee applies only upon the acceptance of an Offer of Enrolment.

STEP 2 Visit Us

Year 5 prospective families will be invited to an information session and College tour two years before the requested year of entry.
The College Principal and Director of Middle School present information before student-led tours that will give a sense of the culture, community, and environment.


STEP 3 Information and Supporting Documentation

The Enrolment Officer will contact you to complete an Enrolment  Application Form to provide further information and documentation, which are to be appended to the application by a due date (Year 5 entry: approximately two years and Years 6 – 11 approximately one year) before the intended year of entry.
The Enrolments Committee will review applications, and you will be notified via email as to the status of your enrolment.


STEP 4 Interview

The Enrolment Committee may invite the applicants to attend an interview.
Interviews are conducted with prospective students and families by a member of the Enrolment Committee.


STEP 5 Offer of Enrolment

Enrolment offers are made via email approximately nine months before the year of entry to the College.
The Offer of Acceptance Forms are to be completed and returned to the Enrolments Office by the designated date, along with a non-refundable enrolment fee of $1,500. 
Please note that this offer is contractually binding once this stage has been completed.
You will be notified of the Orientation Day, commencement date and other relevant details in the term before your son starts his journey at the College.

Further information: Enrolment Policy and Procedures




Change of Details

Please advise the Enrolments Office in writing of any changes to your details (including year of entry, address, phone, or email) so that we have up-to-date information on the enrolment register.  Email  or log into the Enrolment Parent Dashboard.


Enrolment Related Resources

Our Catholic Faith

Ideal Graduate

Co-curricular Framework