Horsham Downs School

(07) 829 4700 office@horshamdowns.school.nz 4 Martin Lane, RD 1, Hamilton 3281
Welcome to Horsham Downs School





Enrolment at our school is governed by an enrolment scheme (School Zone), which has recently been amended with effect from 23 July 2018.  Details of the new zone are available from the school office or as below.

The link below to the Ministry of Education website will help you check if you are in our school zone.





Enrolment Periods for 2021 align with our 4 school terms. Contact the school office if you require additional information.





Horsham Downs School 

Home Zone 

All students who live within the home zone described below (and/or shown on the attached map) shall be entitled to enrol at the school. 

Description of the boundary of Horsham Downs School Enrolment Scheme Home Zone 

Commence at the intersection of the Waikato Expressway and Horsham Downs Road and travel east along the line of the expressway to the intersection at Gordonton Road. Travel north along Gordonton Road to the Boyd Road intersection. Travel north-west along Boyd Road (includes Williamson Road) and then into Dawson Road to the intersection of Dawson and Lake Roads. 

Turn left into Lake Road travelling through into Kainui Road up to No 337 Kainui Road (includes No 337), then a direct line south-west from No 337 Kainui Road to 438B Driver Road (included). Addresses on the former Howard Road, between Driver Road and the Waikato Expressway are also included. From 438B Driver Road, continue south-west along Driver Road to a point in the Waikato River (includes Kanuka Road), intersecting River Road to include No 2709 River Road. Only numbers 1 to 438B Driver Road are in zone. 

Travel south along the Waikato River to the Horsham Downs Golf Club (1991 River Road) and across to the intersection of River Road and Kay Road. Follow Kay Road East to the point where Resolution Drive will intersect with Kay Road once completed. Only odd numbers on Kay Road are in zone. 

Follow the line for Resolution Drive south to the intersection with Borman Road. Follow Borman Road and the line of its planned extension, to where it intersects with Horsham Downs Road. Follow Horsham Downs Road north to where it intersects with the Waikato expressway (the starting point). Only even numbers (the northern side) of Borman Road west of the intersection with Horsham Downs Road are in zone. 

Proof of residence within the home zone may be required.

Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone students will be sought by a date which will be published in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This will enable the board to assess the number of places which can be made available to students who live outside the home zone. 

Out of zone enrolments 

Each year the board will determine the number of places which 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 for enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority: 

First Priority (This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary)


Second Priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.

Third Priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school. 

Fourth Priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former member of the school.

Fifth Priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school, or a child of a member of the board of the school.

Sixth Priority must be given to all other applicants.

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group must be by 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. 

The Enrolment Scheme will come into effect from 23 July 2018. All ‘out-of-zone’ students seeking enrolment in the school from this time will therefore be subject to the scheme criteria.