​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to Prep at Ascot State S​chool

Prep is an exciting time for you and your child.  Prep is the first year of schooling and is a fulltime compulsory program, from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

The early years of learning are among the most significant periods of growth for children. Experiences during this time not only affect cognitive, social and physical development, but also deeply influence dispositions to learning and children’s views of themselves as learners.

At Ascot State School the Prep program is designed to cater for each child’s interests and needs and to foster a love of learning.

We recommend you view the supporting information - Prep handbook (PDF, 465 KB). For detailed information on enrolling your child in Prep, please see Enrolling at our school. ​

The Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006 enables principals to consider early entry to P​rep for children who turn five years by 30 June.​

It should be emphasised that:

  • The standard Prep entry cut-off date remains 30 June in the year a child enters Prep 

  • A quality kindergarten program in the year before Prep is the best education option for all children 

  • Early entry for July-born children should be by exception only, where it is in the best interests of the child. An Early entry to Prep application form is available online.  

Enrolment information evening for Prep year 2024

Tuesday 9 May 2023 at 6pm - 7pm - School hall

Families enrolling their children at Ascot State School for Prep 2024 are invited to attend our Prep Information Evening on Tuesday 9 May, 2023. This session is for parents only and will consist of information from our Principal, Mrs Michelle D'Netto, our Early Years Deputy Principal, Ms Cindy Keong, and the teaching team who lead learning in Prep.

Enrolment forms are taken at the office, following the information evening. Enrolment packs will be available on the night, or at any time at the school office.
If you are considering enrolling at Ascot, please check the catchment area maps - Local catchment area map within the Ascot State School's Enrolment Management Plan for clarification.

Out-of-catchment enrolments

Ascot State School gives preference to in-catchment enrolments. If there are available spaces within our school facilities, the Principal may decide to open out-of-catchment enrolments.

Out-of-catchment enrolments are submitted via email. This email address will be activated at 10:00am on Friday 5 May 2023.

Out-of-catchment enrolments are processed in the order they are received, but this does not guarantee enrolment at Ascot State School. There are other criteria, including the Enrolment Management Plan, as well as vacancies  in classes. Please fill out the out of catchment form (PDF, 271KB) and email to

Orientation days for Prep 2024

Prep Orientation Day 1: Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Prep Orientation Day 2: Thursday, 9 November 2023

Prep Orientation days give our new students a chance to meet their teacher and some of the other students who will be in their class the following year.  ​
Last reviewed 03 May 2023
Last updated 03 May 2023