School zones and school reviews
See which schools are in your area and check out their size, demographics and performance.
Choosing a school
You can enrol your child in school once they turn 5.
Many schools in NZ have zones. If you live inside the zone for a school, you're guaranteed a place there.
Search by your address, region or the name of a school to find:
- roll size
- zone boundaries
- contact details
- bus routes.
Zoning is a way to limit the size of schools based on where students live.
You can apply to go to a school that’s outside your zone, but you might not get in.
Schools are given a rating between 1 and 10. Schools rated 1 get more funding from the government than schools with a rating of 10.
The Education Review Office reviews schools every 3 years on average. Their reports review the school's curriculum, performance and special features. They also include demographic information.
Look up the Education Review Office reports on a school you're interested in.