To operate an enrolment scheme for the school to ensure overcrowding does not occur at the school.



  1. The enrolment scheme will comply with the requirements of the Education Act (Section 11).
  2. The geographic area described in the scheme shall operate as the school's home zone.
  3. All students living in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school at any time.
  4. Should places be available for enrolments from outside the defined home zone, applications will be considered under the following priorities as defined in the Education Act:
    1. First priority must be given to students who have been accepted for enrolment in defined special programme(s) run by the school and approved by the Secretary for Education – there are no special programmes currently approved.
    2. Second priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
    3. Third priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
    4. Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
    5. 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.
    6. Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants.
  5. The school will adhere to the ballot dates for each following year as notified by the Ministry of Education.
  6. The Board will determine if additional ballot dates are to be set during the school year.
  7. The Board of Trustees has the right to annul any enrolment where the application was based on false information. The Board of Trustees may also review an enrolment where a temporary home zone address has been used to gain enrolment.



  1. Applications for enrolment are to be submitted for consideration for all students (in-zone and out of zone) who wish to attend Browns Bay School.
  2.  Applications for enrolment will be considered in accordance with the current legislation and the school zone
  3. If there are any more applicants in the priority groups 2 - 6 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. 
  4. Information detailing application deadlines and the date of any ballot will be widely advertised in advance.
  5. Pre-enrolment applications will be acknowledged in writing outlining the relevant processes.
  6. Where out of zone applications have had to be declined, parents / caregivers will have the opportunity to be included on a waiting list should places become available.

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