How to enrol

Selecting Cerdon College, Merrylands, will give your daughter the best opportunity to develop academically, spiritually and socially, and in partnership with Catholic education.

It involves a commitment to work with the school and support the philosophy, values and aims of Catholic education.

Enrolment Procedure

Step 1:
Open Night and

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. We look forward to seeing you at our Open Night. Please take the opportunity to learn more about who we are and what we offer your child by reviewing the College website. 

See what we offer at Cerdon College Merrylands
Contact us today on 8724 7300 or send us an email to learn more

Step 2:
Review the
enrolment instructions
Before completing the Enrolment Application, read the Enrolment Instructions and Checklist for relevant supporting documents in the Enrolment Application Form.

Enrolment packages containing the Enrolment Instructions and Application Forms are also available from the school office.

Step 3:
Enrolment Application
The enrolment application consists of several parts, but completing all parts will allow the College to best identify your child’s needs and requirements. Please complete and submit an:
The completed Enrolment Application, together with all requested supporting documentation (must be originals), and a $50 non-refundable Application Fee must be submitted, in person, to our school office. Please be aware that we are unable to accept or process incomplete applications and note that submitting an application does not guarantee automatic placement.

Step 4:
Enrolment Interview
All students seeking enrolment at Cerdon College are required to attend an interview. Once the Enrolment Application has been submitted, our Enrolment Officer will contact you to schedule an interview. The enrolling student and at least one parent/carer are required to attend the interview.

Step 5:
Enrolment Acceptance
We will advise the outcome of your application in writing shortly after the interview.

If you receive a Letter of Offer, you are required to return the Enrolment Acceptance Form and:
  • if you are enrolling into Year 7, there is a $300 non-refundable enrolment fee (which covers the cost of the camp) OR
  • if you are enrolling into years 8-12, there is a $100 non-refundable enrolment fee that must be submitted by the requested date to secure your position.
This deposit contributes towards your first term school-based fees.

Overseas students on visa subclass 500

Cerdon College is registered as CRICOS school, CRICOS Provider Number 03340M, to enrol senior secondary overseas students on visa subclass 500.

Currently the school is registered to enrol four students at any one time.

Enquiries regarding application for enrolment by students on visa subclass 500 should be forwarded to the principal.

Please note that Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta does not actively recruit students from overseas and does not enter into any arrangements with education agents or pay any commissions in relation to any prospective student enrolment.

Further Information

If you have any further questions concerning enrolment please contact Cerdon College on 8724 7300, weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm or send us an email today.


Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme


BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

Learn how this can help you


Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about fees support

The Bishop Manning Support Fund provides full or part assistance to families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Support Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Support Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.