Enrolling at Tisbury
Tisbury School has an enrolment scheme in place. Please refer to the zone map (right) for details of the school zone.
Anyone living within the zone (and providing evidence, ie a copy of a utility account, a copy of a rental agreement) are entitled to enroll. All enrolment forms are available at the school’s office.
If anyone lives outside of the school’s zone, they are welcome to fill in an “out of zone” form. This form is available at the school’s office. Out of school zone places are reviewed each year and if there are any places available they will be advertised and a ballot undertaken.
The rules around out of zone placements and ballots are available on the Ministry of Education’s Web Page.
Please contact the school’s office or download document below for further information or verification of zone status.
Tisbury School Board of Trustees have determined that there is 5 New Entrant spaces available for Out of Zone applications for 2020. The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is Friday 20 September 2019. at 12.00 midday.
If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on 23 September 2019. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.
If you have already filled in an out of zone application you do not need to reapply.
Board of Trustees
Turning 5 and Starting School
During 2017 the Tisbury Board of Trustees undertook consultation with the school and wider community about introducing a cohort entry policy. At the start of 2018, all children wish to attend Tisbury School will:
Will have 2 entry dates per term as pre set by the MInistry of Education. All children must be 5 years of age prior to start date. Please note this may mean some children will need to wait a maximum of seven weeks to start school.
Any child who is already attending another school and transfers into our zone will automatically be enrolled and start school straight away. They will not have to wait until the commencement of a term to enroll.
Please note: Under the Education Legislation changes of 2017, once a 5 year old is enrolled in school, they must attend full time. Unless there is a specific transition plan in place, which has Ministry approval. Children do not have to start school until aged 6, so parents are able to judge children's readiness.
Starting at Tisbury School is determined through the school’s pre-entry programme, Tisbury Rockets. Please call at the office for a pamphlet explaining this programme.
You may call in and meet the New Entrant Teacher and/or Principal for further information around cohort entry and our Tisbury Rockets programme.