Information regarding enrolling your child at Wakefield School is provided below.  Please be aware that Wakefield School has an enrolment scheme and only children who live within the 'home' zone are guaranteed entry. A copy of the school zone and enrolment requirements can be obtained through the school office.

For answers to any questions that you may have please contact us on (03) 541 8332 or email admin@wakefield.school.nz.


New Entrant Enrolment
We welcome the enrolment of your child at Wakefield School at any time, however before your child’s 3rd birthday is ideal. This enables the school to plan for the future and determine class arrangements.

Enrolment packs can be sent out in the mail.  The enrolment pack will include the following:

•    Enrolment Form.
•    Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) form.
•    Education Outside the Classroom Permissions form (EOTC).
•    Cyber Safety and Permission to Publish Work form.

Before your child can be enrolled the school requires:

•    Verification of your child’s date of birth – either a copy of a birth certificate or passport.
•    Immunisation status – copy of immunisation certificate if applicable.
•    NMDHB form.
•    Signed EOTC and Permissions form.

Please bring this documentation with you on your child’s first preschool visit.  We are happy to make copies of any of these documents for you.  A 'stationery pack' can be purchased from Richmond Paper Plus.

Transferring Students
If you are transferring to Wakefield School from another school within New Zealand, please contact us as soon as possible.  We will arrange for you to visit our school with your child(ren) and organise a class placement prior to child(ren's) start date.  We will provide a student enrolment pack which will include the following:

•    Enrolment Form.
•    Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Form.
•    Education Outside the Classroom Permissions Form (EOTC).
•    Cyber Safety and Permission to Publish Work Form.

New Immigrant Student
If you have arrived in New Zealand and wish to enrol at Wakefield School please contact us as soon as possible.   We will require you to complete the same forms as a 'New Entrant'.  In addition, students must supply verification documents;  these may include a valid student visa/permit or parent’s passport with a valid work permit.


Enrolment Scheme

In order to avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, the board of trustees of Wakefield School has adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education.  Under this scheme, students will be enrolled if they live within the home zone described below.  

The proposed zone covers the following areas in relation to the school:

-The area north of the summits of the Spooners Range and the Reay Saddle.
-The area on Higgins Road and SH 6, south of Barton Lane.
-The area south east of the summit of the Dovedale Hill.  This includes Hoult Valley, Trass Valley and Pretty Bridge Valley to the west of SH6.
-The area west of Pig Valley from the intersection at Wairoa Gorge Road.  This includes Bridge Valley, Gibbs Valley, Pig Valley, Church Valley, 88 Valley, Quail Valley and Wai-iti Valley to the east of SH 6.
-Wakefield School and Brightwater School share a `common’ area on the North boundary where the Wakefield School boundary and Brightwater School boundary overlap.  The overlapping area being between 40 Higgins Road to Barton Lane and extending across SH 6.

The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989.  The enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, may be viewed at the school office where copies of the scheme are also available. A map showing the home zone can be viewed here.