Wadestown School is a state co-educational full primary school with approximately 300 children. The school is situated on two sites.
The Side School in Weld Street consists of parallel junior classes (Year 1-2). The Side School has its own library and the grounds include landscaped gardens, a playground with a slide, a playing field and a small pool for swimming.
The Main School on Rose Street is one kilometre from the Side School and accommodates children from Year 2 to Year 8. The access to the Main School is by footpath from Mairangi Road at the top of Rose Street, although only limited vehicular access is available. There is also pedestrian access from Wilton Road via Purakau Avenue. At the Main School there are four blocks of classrooms at different levels. The Principal’s Office and hall are situated in the middle block. Despite the hilly site, the Main School grounds include landscaped gardens, a playing field, a large flat playground and three tennis courts. An adventure playground is situated adjacent to the tennis courts.
Wadestown School has an enrolment scheme and details about this can be found in the enrolment scheme document . The majority of Wadestown students come from the suburb of Wadestown with a number also from Wilton, Thorndon and Crofton Downs. The parent community is well educated and the school is designated as Decile 10. Most of the children at the school have attended an Early Childhood Education Centre prior to coming to school. The school maintains links with a number of early childhood institutions and secondary schools.
Many children attain very high levels of achievement in academic subjects, and parents have high expectations for excellence.