Enrolment information

Enrolment at Milford School is governed by a Ministry of Education approved enrolment scheme, which includes a zone that is set out below. A full copy of the enrolment scheme can be viewed at the school office. The Education Act sets out the purposes of an enrolment scheme, which are to prevent overcrowding at the school, to ensure that the selection of applicants for enrolment at the school is fair and to ensure that the best use is made of existing networks of State schools.  Students living within the Milford School zone have automatic right of entry under the scheme. Students living outside of the Milford School zone will have another school that is reasonably convenient to their place of residence that they will be entitled to attend. You can find information about the location of other schools and their enrolment zones at http://nzschools.tki.org.nz/.  Out of zone students wishing to attend Milford School can apply to enrol if/when the school holds a ballot. (See the section on out-of-zone enrolments below).

Milford School starts our New Entrant students (5-year-olds) in groups on the Monday of Week 1, 4 or 7 of the term, whichever falls after their fifth birthday.

In 2021, these dates are:

Term 1 : Intake 1 – 4 February (week 1), Intake 2 – 22 February (week 4), Intake 3 – 15 March (week 7, and an extra intake as it is a longer term, intake 4 on 29 March (week 9).

Term 2: Intake 1 – 3 May (week 1), Intake 2 – 24 May (week 4),  Intake 3 – 14 June (week 7)

Term 3: Intake 1 – 26 July (week 1), Intake 2 – 16 August (week 4), Intake 3 – 6 September (week 7)
Term 4: Intake 1 – 18 October (week 1), Intake 2 – 8 November (week 4), Intake 3 – 29 November (week 7)

For more information on intakes, click here.

In Zone

Streets in the Milford School zone:

Alma Road
Anakiwa Place
Argle Terrace
Audrey Road
Bevyn Street
Brian Avenue
Brooke Street
Cecil Road
Commodore Parry Road
Craig Road
Crete Avenue
Dallinghoe Crescent
Dodson Avenue
East Coast Bays Rd   1-89 (odd) and 2-108 (evens)
Eric Price Avenue
Fenwick Avenue
Frater Avenue
Frieston Road
Gordon Avenue
Holiday Road
Ihumata Road
Inga Road
Kitchener Road
Livingstone Street
Margery Lane
Marsh Avenue    1-19 (odds) 2-16 (evens)
Milford Park Place
Milford Road
Muritai Road
Napoleon Aveue
Nile Road    41-127 (odds) 60-166 (evens)
Ocean View Road
Omana Road
Otakau Road
Penning Road
Phillip Parade
Pierce Road
Prestige Place
Prospect Terrace
Rangitoto Terrace
Saltburn Road
Seaview Road     1-3 (odds) and 2-26 (evens)
Shakespeare Road
Stanley Avenue
Stratford Road
Sudan Avenue
Sylvan Park Avenue
Thornton Road
Tiri Road
Tobruk Crescent
Trafalgar Road
Wairau Road    1-7 (odds)
Waterloo Road
Wolsley Avenue
Woodbridge Lane

Students whose usual place of residence is within the school zone have an automatic right of entry to the school. Parents of students who live within the zone are encouraged to make their application as early as possible to assist the school to plan appropriately.  

Enrolment procedure: To enrol, please visit the school office. Office hours are 8.15-3.45 during term time. You will need to:

  • Fill in an enrolment application form (available from the school office).
  • Provide proof of address (e.g. provide a telephone or power account in the parent’s  name, an appropriate tenancy agreement, or a sale and purchase agreement).
  • Provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate or passport.
  • Complete a Vision and Hearing Testing screening approval form and a School Dental Service enrolment form.
  • Provide immunisation details.
  • You will also be required to sign a statement at the school office confirming the student’s usual place of residence is in zone.
  • Once all information has been supplied, enrolment will be confirmed by letter. On the student’s first day you will be required to provide confirmation that they are still residing at the enrolment address.

NB. It is important to note that an application for enrolment may be declined or an enrolment annulled if the Board believes on reasonable grounds that:

  • false information has been given as to the student’s usual place of residence;
  • or a temporary address for the student has been given for the purpose of gaining enrolment at the school. (section 11OA Education Act 1989)

Donation and fees may be paid at time of enrolment. Information on donations and fees can be found by clicking here.

Out of zone student enrolments: Students living out of zone who wish to attend the school must apply to enrol.

Ballot for Enrolment of Out of Zone Students

Enrolment at Milford School is governed by an enrolment scheme. From time to time, the Board may determine that there are a limited number of spaces available for out of zone students. This ballot would include out of zone siblings who must be balloted for entry.

  • Ballot forms are available from the school office.
  •  Please contact ap@milford.school.nz with any enquiries.

Enrolment procedure

  • Parents complete a ballot form (available from office) and hand in at the school office by the application closing date.
  •  On the ballot date, the ballot is drawn under the supervision of a Justice of the Peace, a practising lawyer, a sworn member of the Police or a local Government returning officer.
  • The names are pulled out of the ballot and a waiting list is created if there are more names in the ballot than spaces available.
  • Successful families are advised by letter and asked to confirm acceptance in writing of the place offered.
  • Unsuccessful families are advised by letter and placed on a waiting list in the number they are drawn from the ballot.
  • If successful families decline the space, the place is offered to the first/next family on the waiting list.

Past Ballots:

Milford School has experienced roll pressure in recent years and has actively limited the number of new out-of-zone enrolments. There have been instances in the past where there have been NO ballots held in any one year, which has meant that no new out-of-zone students were able to enrol at the school. There is no guarantee that any out-of-zone child, whether new to the school or with a sibling already attending Milford School, will gain entry through the ballot. The Board reserves the right to decide if there are spaces available and if so, how many spaces are available at any particular year level. This information will be advertised in the school newsletter and local newspaper one month in advance of the ballot.

Priority Rating:

  • 1st Priority will be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in an approved special programme. This priority category is not applicable at Milford School.
  • 2nd Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
  • 3rd Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
  • 4th Priority will be given to applicants who are children of former students of the school.
  • 5th Priority will be given to applicants who are children of Board employees and Board members.
  • 6th Priority will be given to all other applicants.

If you would like more information about out-of-zone enrolments, please contact the school office.

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