Enrolment Zone

Home Zone

The geographic area described in the scheme shall stand fast and shall operate as the school’s home zone, under Section 11D of the Education Act 1989.


The Ilam School zone is defined as follows:

In an anti-clock wise direction: from Deans Avenue/Riccarton Road intersection north along Deans Avenue to Fendalton Road, Straven Road, Weka Street, Kotare Street, Medbury Ave, Clyde Road, Hamilton Avenue, Ilam Road (including Tuirau, Swanleigh and Moorpark), Maidstone  (including Farnham), Waimairi Road (including Athol to Peer Street, Kiltie Street and Reading Street) Riccarton Road,  Hansons Lane,  Suva Street, Middleton Road, Lochee Road, Wharenui Road, Riccarton Road.

Residences on both sides of the road are included within the home zone.

ILAM SCHOOL ZONE – by street
Ashfield Place Maidstone Road 2 & 9 – 70b & 71
Athol Terrace 27-52 Matai Street (East and West)
Auburn Avenue Medbury Terrace
Ayr Street Middleton Road up to 46/51
Balgay Street Milnebank Place
Barlow Street Miro Street
Bradshaw Terrace Mona Vale Ave
Braithwaite Street Montana Avenue
Brulay Courts Moorpark Place
Clonbern Place Newbridge Place
Clyde Road 2 – 120 & 1 – 121 Newnham Terrace
Coldstream Court Ngahere Place
Creyke Road Nikau Place
Daresbury Lane Puriri Street
Darvel Street Rata Street
Deans Avenue (btwn Ricc & Fend Rds) Reading Place
Field Terrace Renfrew Street
Girvan Street Renoir Ave
Golden Elm Place Riccarton Avenue
Hamilton Avenue Riccarton Road
Hanrahan Street Rimu Street
Hansons Lane up to 46 Roa Place
Harakeke Street Rochdale Street
Haslett Place Rountree Street
Hinau Street Royds Street
Homestead Lane Rudleigh Avenue
Ilam Road to 216/227 Ryeland Avenue
Ilkley Place Siska Place
Jane Deans Place Straven Road 1-134 & 135
Joyce Crescent Suva Street 60-116 & 53
Kahikatea Lane Swanleigh Place
Kahu Road Te Kura Street
Karamu Street Tiora Place
Karo Place Titoki Street
Kauri Street Totara Street
Kereru Lane Tui Street 32/33 – 60
Kilmarnock Street Tuirau Place
Kiltie Place University Drive
Kirkwood Avenue Wadeley Road
Kiwi Road Waimairi Road 1 – 182 & 195
Konini Street Weka Street
Kotare Street Wharenui Road
Lochee Road Wilfred Street
Wood Lane

In Zone Enrolments

All children whose usual place of residence is within the defined zone will be eligible to enrol at Ilam School at any time.

Parents wishing to enrol children at the school may be asked for evidence that they are residing in the enrolment zone.  Such evidence could be a copy of a purchase agreement of a house in the enrolment zone OR a copy of a rates demand listing the applying parent OR a tenancy agreement OR a power account.

Out of Zone Enrolments

Each term, the Board will review the roll and decide whether there are any vacancies in the following term for students living outside of the zone and will decide whether it has general vacancies or just vacancies in specified year levels only.  The Board is required to publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.  The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.  It will also mention the date of the ballot if this should take place.  Please contact the school office if you wish to know these dates for the current year.

Applications for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority: This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary of Education.

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 Board employees.

Fifth 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 instruction issued by the Secretary of Education under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.

Ilam School Grounds