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Glen Waverley Secondary College School Zone (GWSC/GWSZ)

Updated: May 21


Glen Waverley Secondary College School Zone (GWSC/GWSZ)

Wondering why are values of properties in suburbs like Glen Waverley ever growing? The answer may lie in the amenities. And in the case of certain pockets in Glen Waverley in Melbourne, the secret is the Secondary College.

Glen Waverley Secondary College has consistently been one of the top public secondary colleges in Victoria. They are one of the few good public schools in Melbourne which have consistently produced top students.


As buyers agents based in Glen Waverley, home buyers have been consistently asking us to help them break into the ultra competitive property market in Glen Waverley. We've been honoured to have helped many families buy their homes in the Glen Waverley Secondary College School Zone (GWSZ), enabling their children's enrollment into the Glen Waverley Secondary College (GWSC), one of the top government secondary colleges in Victoria.


For more information about Glen Waverley Secondary College the school zone and Glen Waverley, follow our link Glen Waverley Secondary College Properties Buyer's Advocate .


Ask us about finding a property in the Glen Waverley Secondary College School Zone. Get the facts right. Get in touch with us. If your property criteria, your kids' criteria and your circumstances fits the school enrolment criteria, we'll ensure you get the right property to qualify for the Glen Waverley Secondary College (GWSC/GWSZ).


No other buyer agents can be so confident in getting this right.


Where is the Glen Waverley Secondary College School Zone?

The Glen Waverley Secondary College school zone (GWSC/GWSZ) is a tiny area of about 1-2 km around the school. Compared to other Secondary Schools of similar size in the Eastern Melbourne suburbs, Glen Waverley Secondary College has a relatively small catchment area. This is primarily due to the fact that the secondary college is flanked by a few other secondary colleges in the area, in and around Glen Waverley. The main secondary colleges flanking Glen Waverley Secondary College includes Mount Waverley Secondary College (MWSC), Highvale Secondary College (HSC) and Brentwood Secondary College (BSC).


Why is Glen Waverley Secondary College so popular?

Glen Waverley Secondary College has been consistently producing student with outstanding VCE results. It is one of the more competitive secondary schools in the Eastern Melbourne area, due to the quality of the students it attract, and the academic curriculum. As the Glen Waverley Secondary College catchment area is tiny, compared to the catchment areas of similar-sized schools, the school has to enforce its enrolment criteria very strictly. Students have to meet up to 5 criteria, before being considered for selection. These criteria includes where the student is residing in, if the student has any other siblings in the college, etc. The enforcement of these criteria are tweaked annually according to the expected student intake. Criterias are known to be added or modified or removed.


How much more expensive is a house in the Glen Waverley Secondary School Zone?

Because of the popularity of the Glen Waverley Secondary College and the relatively small catchment area, property prices in the Glen Waverley Secondary School Zone (GWSC) commands a significant premium over similar properties outside the school zone. How much more expensive the property is, would depend on its size, condition. Below would give you an indicative guide to the pricing differential:


How much more expensive are houses in the Glen Waverley Secondary School Zone?

As a ballpark guide, a typical house in the Glen Waverley Secondary school zone can cost approximately $500,000 to $700,000 more than a similar house outside the school zone. However, because houses in the school zones are usually newer, larger, and in a better condition, due to the ownership demographics, it is usually you may end up paying significantly more for a house in the school zone.


How much more expensive are townhouses in the Glen Waverley Secondary School Zone?

As a ballpark guide, a typical townhouse house in the Glen Waverley Secondary school zone can usually cost approximately $200,000-$300,000 more than a similar house outside the school zone. Newer townhouses in the school zones are also built to a higher specifications and standards. This is still significantly cheaper than a house in the school zone.


How much more expensive are apartments in the Glen Waverley Secondary School Zone?

As a ballpark guide, a typical apartment in the Glen Waverley Secondary school zone can usually cost approximate $100,000 to $200,000 more than a similar house outside the school zone. However, note that there isn't a lot of apartments outside the school zone, so, if you do not have a big budget but would still like to get into the Glen Waverley Secondary School Zone, apartments could be your only option. Do note though, the school is aware of residency fraud amongst certain groups of students. There are checks and systems in place to identify fraudulent addresses. Also, not all apartments are eligible for school enrolment.


Is it worth Buying a Property in the Glen Waverley Secondary School Zone?

If you are keen to enrol in the Glen Waverley Secondary School, then buying a property in the Glen Waverley Secondary College School Zone, is definitely the only way for a chance to get into the school. Enrolment into the school is no longer guaranteed, due to the high fraudulent claims of residency amongst certain groups of community.

We collect feedback from students and staff from the school, and the feedback are collated and published in the premium section of the blog, available for separate purchase.


Why is it important to get the right property in Glen Waverley?

Because of intense enrolment competition into Glen Waverley Secondary College, prices of properties in Glen Waverley vary a lot. The right properties in the GWSZ school catchment area can be worth up to half a million dollars more than a similar property outside the school zone.

What this means for you is, you need to choose the right properties, depending on your needs, so you do not overpay or you get into the school zone.


How to find the right property in the Glen Waverley Secondary School Zone?

To find the right property for Glen Waverley Secondary College, you will need to know where the catchment is. You need to be exact. Glen Waverley Secondary College has been known to enforce its enrolment criteria very strictly. Students had been rejected even if they are just 1 house on the wrong side of the school zone. You will also need to know the prevailing enrolment criteria, etc. If you need help to find the right property for the school, get in touch with us. We have been helping clients find the right property for the school since we started our buyers advocacy business. And every single one of our clients buying their homes for the school, have been able to buy one that qualifies.


What happens if you are living just outside the school zone?

Well, I'll say tough luck. Chances are, you will end up in your local school. So, when it comes to enrolment, and selecting your secondary school, it will help if you simply apply for your local school.


Get in touch for more details.



Some other useful Glen Waverley Secondary College resources:

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