Enrolment Zone Information

All students who live within the home zone described below (and outlined on the map) are entitled to enrol at Grant's Braes school.

The home zone includes both sides of the road, unless specified:

  • Portobello Road from the intersection with Challis Point to the intersection with Marne Street. Marne Street from Portobello Road to Somerville Street.
  • Somerville Street from Marne Street to Highcliff Road (including all connecting side Streets (Everton Road; Leyden Street; Lauriston Street; Cawdor Place; Brugh Place; Aytoun Street; Beverley Place; Portland Place; Gowan Close).
  • Highcliff Road from Aytoun Street to the intersection with Centre Road, including Hilton Road.
  • McKerrow Street from Highcliff Road to Larnach Road. Larnach Road from McKerrow Street to Connell Street, including Harbour Heights.
  • All of Connell Street. Doon Street from Connell Street to Portobello Road, including Coolock Crescent.

    Applications for out-of-zone enrolment

    Enrolment at Grant’s Braes School is governed by an enrolment scheme (by the provisions of the Education Act 1989; to be reviewed again in 2019). If you live in the home zone of Grant’s Braes School, your child has automatic right of entry. If you plan to enrol your child at Grant’s Braes School during 2018, but have not yet signalled this to the school, please contact the school office as soon as possible.

    If you live outside of the school’s home zone, you do not have automatic right of enrolment. There will usually be two enrolment periods during each calendar year (as determined by the Board of Trustees). Applications for out-of-zone enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

    • First priority is given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school:
    • Second priority is given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school:
    • Third priority is given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school:
    • Fourth priority is given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school:
    • Fifth priority is given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school:
    • Sixth priority is 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 for Education under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulated in the area served by the school.

    Key Dates

    • April, 2018: number of spaces available by year group for Terms 3 & 4, 2018 to be advertised in the Otago Daily Times. Ballot completed and results announced within 4 weeks of applications closing.
    • September, 2018: number of spaces available by year group for Terms 1 & 2, 2019 to be advertised in the Otago Daily Times. Ballot completed and results announced within 4 weeks of applications closing.

    The out-of-zone process for Terms 1 & 2, 2018 has been completed.