Enrolment Process


In Zone?

If you are in zone please contact the school directly to enrol your child. If you are unsure if you are in or out of zone, scroll down for a map of the area.


Out of Zone?

If you live out of zone you will need to ballot for a place at Deanwell School. Please read the information available on our website regarding our Enrolment Scheme.


Expression of Interest

All out of zone applications need to submit an expression of interest form by the enrolment deadline. Ballot deadline dates are available below.


Ballot results and admission

Ballot results will be advised within one week of the ballot deadline date.

Expression of Interest - Online Enrolment


Deanwell School Enrolment Scheme

In order to avoid overcrowding or the likelihood of overcrowding, the Deanwell School Board of Trustees has adopted an enrolment scheme.

Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone described below.

The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

  • This enrolment scheme began on 30th April 2007
  • Maximum Roll of 450
  • The Enrolment Zone

The ‘home zone’ boundaries do not encroach on other adjoining school catchments.

Home Zone Description

Commencing at the railway line on Collins Road, follow the line north to Kahikatea Drive. Turn right into Kahikatea Drive (includes south side only) through to the Kahikatea Road/Ohaupo Road intersection. Turn right into Ohaupo Road (west side only) following that road through to the Dixon Road/Ohaupo Road intersection.

Turn left into Dixon Road. Follow Dixon Road to the end (turn right).  Draw a straight line across to Hall Road. Follow Hall Road to the Ohaupo Road intersection. Draw a straight line from the Hall Road/Ohaupo Road intersection the Collins Road/O’Reagan Road intersection. Follow O’Reagan Road to the O’Reagan Road/Collins Road intersection.  Follow Collins Road east to the railway line.

Out of Zone Enrolments

  • Each year the Board will determine the number of places which are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone.
  • The Board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school and on the school website deanwell.school.nz.
  • The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Application Priority

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

  • Priority 1: Siblings of current students
  • Priority 2: Siblings of former students
  • Priority 3: Children of Board Employees
  • Priority 4: Children of Board Members
  • Priority 5: Attendance at Deanwell Kindergarten
  • Priority 6: All other applicants

If there are more applicants in the first, second, third, fourth, or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.

Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school and on the school website.

Zone map

Ballot dates and deadlines