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Enrolment at Ardmore School is governed by an enrolment scheme. If you live within our school zone, enrolment is automatic. For those living outside the zone area, a ballot is held usually around September / October each year.

To see a map of Ardmore Schools zone go to https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/find-school

For In Zone Enrolment

To proceed with an in-zone enrolment we will require the following supporting documents.

Proof of address or verification of usual place of residence:

  1. Owners must supply a copy of a current rates account or Sale & Purchase Agreement and a recent electricity account (or provide verification from the electrical supplier).

  1. Those renting must include a copy of a fixed term rental agreement of a Council approved rateable dwelling, that is valid for the period of 12 months from the first day the student commences at Ardmore School, along with a recent electricity account (or provide verification from the electrical supplier). Also a bond lodgement receipt from the department of Building & Housing, and a shipping receipt for household items coming from overseas or out of Auckland.

Other Documentation required:

  1. Recent arrivals to New Zealand need to provide a copy of information from their passport which verifies a Residence Permit or Returning Residence Visa. If parent(s) have a Work Permit or Work Visa, the student applying must have a Student Permit or Student Visa. All Passport details must show date of birth, as well as a copy of the student’s overseas Birth Certificate (in English).

  2. All other applicants need to provide a copy of a New Zealand birth certificate from which their birth certificate number and date of birth can be taken, or a New Zealand citizenship certificate.

  3. Applications may include any additional information that the applicant believes may assist the Board of Trustees in reaching a decision about their application.

  4. A copy of the applicant’s latest school report (where applicable).

For Out of Zone applicants.

If you wish to submit an application for enrolment at Ardmore School please fill out the form below and return to the school office before the annual ballot date.

The ballot date for 2022 enrolments will be - Wednesday 20 October 2021

Applications must be received by - Wednesday 29 September 2021

All applicants will be informed by post after the ballot is held.

For more information regarding the enrolment scheme and the ballot system go to www.education.govt.nz - Parents - Primary School - Schooling in New Zealand and click on Enrolment Schemes (zoning)

Cohort Entry for New Parents.pdf