Enrolment Scheme

Riverhead School has an enrolment scheme, to ensure that community members can attend the school and enable the Board of Trustees to monitor the numbers attending. Please check with the office, or see the map provided below if you are eligible to attend Riverhead School and live within the school zone. Upon enrolment you must provide proof of address.

Home Zone

All children who live within the home zone described and shown on the attached map are entitled to enrol at the school.

Starting at the intersection of Blake Road and Cobblers Lane, travel east along the centre of Cobblers Lane turning south onto Mill Flat Road to join Coatesville-Riverhead Highway. Continue south west along the Highway and turn south onto Ridge Road. Continue until 740 / 733 and at 733 travel east to meet the shoreline so all properties of Edward Jonkers Drive are included. Follow the shore south and east right the way around travelling west inland to meet the intersection of Coatesville-Riverhead Highway and State Highway 16. Contine west along the centre of State Highway 16 up to 407 (included). Travel north along both sides of Old North Road through the intersection of Old Railway Road to meet Riverhead Road. Continue north west along the centre of Old North Road and north along Broadwood Rise to meet Deacon Road at 79 / 74 (included). Follow the outer land parcel boundary east, around the northern end of Forestry Road and Riverhead School back to the starting point.

All addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.(See map below)

Please note: the below map is an estimate only. Please ring the school office to confirm if your home falls within the zone.

Out of Zone enrolments

Each year the board will determine the number of places that are likely to be available in the following year for the enrolment of students who live outside the home zone. The board will publish this information by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. The notice will indicate how applications are to be made and will specify a date by which all applications must be received.

Applications by enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority

This priority group is not applicable as this school does not run a programme for the purposes of the enrolment scheme.

Second Priority

Will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.

Third Priority

Will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.

Fourth Priority

Will be given to applicants who are children of Board employees.

Fifth Priority

Will be 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 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 circulating in the area served by the school .

Applicants seeking second or third priority status may be required to give proof of a sibling relationship.