Shirley Intermediate - New Enrolment Scheme

Closed 7 Apr 2023

Opened 6 Mar 2023


The Ministry of Education has been working with Shirley Intermediate to establish a new enrolment scheme.

This 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)

If overcrowding occurs or is likely to occur at a State school, the Ministry of Education must establish an enrolment scheme for the school.



A key part of an enrolment scheme is the home zone.

Proposed home zone (Right click to open in a new window) 

Due to an increase in enrolments at Shirley Intermediate, the school is now at risk of overcrowding. 

The proposed enrolment scheme is drawn to include the entirety of the home zones of Shirley Primary School and Pareawa Banks Avenue School, and includes the eastern part of the St Albans School zone as this area is not currently within the home zone of a Year 7&8 school.  

This enrolment scheme will also have a description of the Te Tahu Rua Reo special programme operated by the school added later in the year before the enrolment scheme commences. 

The enrolment scheme is proposed to commence from 01 January 2024.

All learners/ākonga who live within the home zone of Shirley Intermediate 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 applications are accepted.

Note that all students who are already enrolled at Shirley Intermediate before the enrolment scheme commences are entitled to stay at Shirley Intermediate. Siblings of current students that reside outside the home zone 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 new enrolment scheme at Shirley Intermediate – especially the design and practical implications of the home zone. Please have a look at the map and information available before you participate in the consultation process.

This consultation process is about enrolment schemes, which determines the eligibility to enrol.  

Consultation is also open for Chisnallwood Intermediate as they require an amendment to their enrolment scheme. For more information, please click here and you will be directed to the Chisnallwood Intermediate consultation page. 

Information (please read this before completing the survey)

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

Map only (Right click to open in a new window)

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

Information about important terms and dates for enrolment schemes (Right click to open in a new window) 

For any questions, please contact us on the email address above. 

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 scheme meets these requirements, the enrolment scheme will be finalised and provided to the Board to implement as soon as practicable.