BALLOT INFORMATION FOR 2018

Students living out of the zone who wish to attend Redwood School must apply to enrol when there is a ballot. The ballot information and procedures will be advertised from 26 September.

The enrolment scheme means that children from families who live inside the zone have the right to be enrolled at Redwood School. All other enrolments will be subject to enrolment scheme legislation. An enrolment scheme must establish the following order of priority for the selection of students who would live outside the Redwood School zone.

1st Priority: Students accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school and approved by the Secretary of Education. We have no such programmes so this priority would not apply to Redwood School.

2nd Priority: Brothers and sisters of current students. 

3rd Priority: Brothers and sisters of former students. 

4th Priority: Children of former students. 

5th Priority: Children of Board employees or children of Board members. 

6th Priority: All other students. 

If there are more applicants in priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group must be made by ballot.

Applications for the first half of 2018 are welcome. These close 9am 20 October 2017. A ballot will be held on 24 October if necessary.  This is for the first half of 2018. For students who are turning 5 between 16 December 2017 and 6 July 2018.

This is the first enrolment period for 2018.

An enrolment form can be collected from the school office or downloaded from the website.  When returning the enrolment form please ensure all necessary paperwork is attached to the application. 

Frequently asked questions:

* My child turns 5 in 2018, we are in zone, do I complete an enrolment form? It would help the school if you were to, as this allows us to work out how many out of zone places we have available.

*I have a child at Redwood School, we live out of zone, my younger child turns 5 in 2018, do I have to complete an enrolment form for the ballot? YES

*We are out of zone and my children are older than 5, can we enrol? There will not be any places available in the first half of 2018 for students other than Year 0/1. Please contact the office for details.

*How do I find out what ‘the zone’ is? The home zone is on the website or ask at the office.

*If there is a ballot when will I know if we are ‘in’? You will be notified within a week of the ballot.

*If we are unsuccessful, is there a waiting list? Yes, any children not selected are added to our waiting list and if space becomes available you will be informed.