School zones and catchment areas

In metropolitan Adelaide most public high schools and a number of public primary schools have a school zone. A school zone is a defined area surrounding a school from which the school accepts its core intake of students.

A catchment area is a geographic area surrounding an unzoned school that is closer by road than any other unzoned school.

Find out if you live in a zoned area using the find a school or preschool tool. If you live in an area that is not part of a school zone, it will show you the closest school by road.

FInd out more about school zones and catchment areas.

FInd out more about your child's placement in school or preschool.

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