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School zones, reviews and decile ratings

Find out if you live in a school’s zone, how the school is performing and what level of government funding it gets.

How to see a school’s zone

If you live inside the zone for a school, you’re guaranteed a place there. Some schools do not have zones, so you can enrol there no matter where you live.

  1. Go to Education Counts: Find a school tool
  2. On the left side of the page, enter the address or name of the school, or choose a region from the list
  3. Click the blue search button
  4. Click on the name of the school in the list that appears on the left
  5. If a school has a zone, you can click "Show / hide enrolment zone" in the box that appears on the map
  6. A yellow shaded area shows the school’s zone. If you also live in the yellow shape, you are in the school’s zone.

You can apply to go to a school that’s outside your zone, but you might not get in.

Out of zone enrolment

About school zones

School reviews

The Education Review Office reviews schools every 3 years on average. They review the school’s curriculum, performance and special features. They also include demographic information.

Search for a school report

Decile ratings

Deciles are ratings used by the Ministry of Education to work out some of the funding for schools.

A school’s decile:

  • measures how many of its students live in low socio-economic or poorer communities
  • does not measure school performance or the quality of education.

Schools are given a rating between 1 and 10. The lower a school’s decile rating, the more funding it gets.

About deciles

Find a school’s decile

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