Cotswold School - Amendment to Enrolment Scheme

Closed 8 Jul 2022

Opened 7 Jun 2022


The Ministry of Education has been working with Cotswold School to establish an amendment to their current enrolment scheme.

The purpose of an enrolment scheme is to assist the Board to manage the risk of overcrowding, provide a fair and transparent process for enrolment and to ensure we are making the best use of schooling facilities across the network of local schools. Click here for the purpose and principles of an enrolment scheme. (Right click to open in a new window)



Cotswold School has an enrolment scheme that has remained unchanged since 1999 when it was first put in place. A key part of an enrolment scheme is the home zone.

The current Cotswold School home zone map is drawn to road boundaries and needs to be updated to land parcel boundaries to more precisely identify the properties that fall within the home zone. This will allow more accurate identification of in-zone addresses, particularly when using online search tools. It will also clarify the home zone boundary for local residential development that is underway within the area.

This amendment also proposes to withdraw a small section of Hussey Road from the home zone to clarify local education pathways. This area is within the Belfast School (Year 1-8) home zone and is not included in the Breens Intermediate zone. Therefore, the local Year 7&8 education provider for families in this area is Belfast School. Any siblings of current students (at Cotswold School) currently residing in the withdrawal area may be able to enrol at the school under the specific “additional entitlement to enrol” provision (this is also known as 'Grandparenting'). Please see the attachment below for further information.

Current and proposed home zone (right click to open in a new window)

The written description will also be updated to clarify boundaries and the enrolment scheme wording will be updated to reflect the Education and Training Act 2020.

Therefore, an amendment is required to the enrolment scheme for Cotswold School.

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Cotswold School will have an entitlement to attend the school and those that live outside the home zone may be accepted if there are out-of-zone places available and an application meets legislative requirements. To be able to do this, boards at state schools keep an eye on the number of applications received from in-zone students to help them determine the places they might have available for out-of-zone students once all in-zone enrolments are accepted.

Note that all students who are already enrolled at Cotswold School before the enrolment scheme amendment commences are entitled to stay at Cotswold School. Siblings of current students will have priority access to any out-of-zone places offered by the school.

It’s important that we hear and understand community perspectives before we establish this amendment to the enrolment scheme at Cotswold School – especially the design and practical implications of the proposed home zone amendment.  Please have a look at the map and information available before you participate in the consultation process.

The amended enrolment scheme is proposed to commence from 17 October 2022 (Term 4).


Information (please read this before completing the survey)

Map and written description of proposed home zone (right click to open in a new window) 

Map only with current and proposed home zone (right click to open in a new window)

Frequently Asked Questions (right click to open in a new window) 

Additional entitlement to enrol information (right click to open in a new window) 


What happens next

After consultation is finished, the Ministry of Education will collate all feedback and process this information to ensure it meets the requirements of the Education and Training Act 2020 (Schedule 20, Clause 5). If the Ministry is satisfied that the enrolment schemes meets these requirements, the enrolment scheme will be finalised and provided to the Board. The school’s board must implement the finalised enrolment scheme as soon as practicable.