General Enrolments

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When do I start school?

Most children start school at 5 although in New Zealand you do not legally have to start school until you are 6.

When should I be enrolled at school?

New Entrants (5-6yrs) - For school planning it is easiest (and best for your child) if you enrol at least one year before starting school although you do not have to pre enrol at all.


To enrol at Barton Rural School, please visit the school office for an enrolment form and to talk to the Principal - Matt Gollins (

Enrolment Zone

The school has an enrolment zone to manage the roll. Barton Rural School has had an enrolment zone since 2013. Only children within this zone can now enrol at the school - we are not accepting any out of zone enrolments. Check to see if you are in our zone - Barton Rural School Enrolment Zone



Before you have you first day at school make sure you read our Transition to school page click here:


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