Entry points

Our main entry points for new students are Prep and Year 7. We also offer small intakes at Year 3 and at Year 9, with places occasionally available at other year levels.

Families interested in securing boarding, Indigenous bursary or international student places should contact the Admissions Office to confirm availability and discuss admissions procedures.

Grimwade House (Prep to Year 6 girls and boys)

Prep intake

Prep is the main intake at Grimwade House.

Children must attend an interview with the Head of Grimwade House or the Head of Junior Primary before they commence at Melbourne Grammar School. This is held mid-way through the pre-Prep year to determine the child’s readiness for school. In some cases, we may recommend an additional year of pre-Prep.

Year 3 intake

We offer a small number of Year 3 places to children on the waiting list.

Offers are dependent on:

  • review of school reports
  • a meeting with the Head of Grimwade House or delegate.

Other years

If your child is on the waiting list, we may contact you if a place becomes available. Offers are dependent on:

  • review of school reports
  • a meeting with the Head of Grimwade House or delegate.

Wadhurst (Year 7 and 8 boys; day and boarding)

Year 7

This is Melbourne Grammar School’s major secondary school-level intake.

Offers are dependent on, but not limited to:

  • an entrance test held in Year 5 (by invitation, based on certain criteria)

  • the student’s latest school report and details of his co-curricular activities and hobbies.

Year 8

If your son is on the waiting list, we may contact you if a place becomes available. Offers are dependent on the same criteria as Year 7, as well as an interview with the Head of Wadhurst or delegate.

Senior School (Years 9 to 12 boys; day and boarding)

Year 9

We enrol approximately 30 new boys in to Year 9 each year.

Offers are dependent on:

  • admissions criteria

  • an assessment test held in Year 8 (by invitation, based on certain criteria)

  • the student’s latest school report and details of his co-curricular activities and hobbies
  • a meeting with the Head of Senior School or delegate.

Years 10 to 12

If your son is on the waiting list, we may contact you if a place becomes available. Offers are dependent on the same process as Year 9, as well as an interview with the Head of Senior School or delegate.

If considering entering in Year 11, we request you contact the Admissions Office before submitting an application.