Enrolment Scheme / Zone


  1. To maintain the highest possible standard of education delivery to the children attending the school.
  2. To avoid overcrowding at the school.
  3. To ensure that undue pressure is not placed on the resources of the school.
  4. If required, limit the numbers of children enrolling, using the ‘Instructions relating to the operation of enrolment schemes’.
  5. To give priority of entry to those children living within the school zone.
  6. To maintain some flexibility in enrolments, in order not to exclude more children than is necessary to meet the above objectives.

The Wellington High School Home Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at the school. The student must be residing at their usual place of residence in zone on the day they start attending Wellington High School. Enrolments can be cancelled where it is found that an incorrect address was provided to secure enrolment at the school.

Wellington High School ‘s normal geographic zone includes streets arising within the following area. The area is defined by the following access points to Wellington High School.

All areas in Wellington city south of a boundary line; which crosses the motorway and follows the Kaiwharawhara streambed until it meets Churchill Dr turns south on Churchill Dr follows Wilton Rd to Whitehead Rd, Seaforth Tce, Rosehaugh Ave to the end of Standen St and all the western side roads including ie Wilton Bush Rd, Shropshire Ave, Hampshire Ave, Berkshire Ave, Walworth Rd from the western end of Standen St to the coast north of Makara Beach including all houses on Takara Gorge Road south of number 314.

Click here to view a map of the Enrolment Zone

An interactive version of the map can be found by searching for “Wellington High School” at nzschools.tki.org.nz

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 on the school’s website. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received. Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority.

  • First Priority will be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school.
  • Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
  • Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
  • Fourth Priority will be given to applicants who are children of former students.
  • Fifth Priority will be given to applicants who are children of board employees.
  • Sixth Priority will be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the 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 clause 3(1) of Schedule 20 of the Education and Training Act 2020. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice posted on the school’s website.