July School Roll ReturnThis is the main index page for July School Roll Returns. From here you can access the roll return collection forms, guidelines for completing the roll returns, code tables relevant to the roll return, and analysis based on the data.
The Ministry of Education carries out annual statistical collections (roll returns) from all schools in New Zealand.
The data provided through these collection exercises is used to fund and staff schools; to support policy analysis, development and decision making; to monitor the outcomes of the New Zealand education system; and for national and international reporting purposes.
The following table details of the information obtained from the July School Rolls Returns:
The latest international student enrolment trends from the July School Roll Return, as well as summaries of previous years, can be found in the school roll summary reports. These reports provide a summary of the roll information from the return, including information on the number of schools, school roll, numbers of foreign fee-paying students and numbers of students involved in Māori-medium education. Data tables are also available from these linked pages.
The July School Roll Return data are used as the basis for a significant amount of analysis and many publications about schooling in New Zealand. July return data can be found in:
|Links to Publications and Indicators containing July Roll Return Data:|
| Education Statistics of New Zealand (Publication)|
Education Statistics of New Zealand
| New Zealand Schools: Ngā Kura o Aotearoa (Publication)|
New Zealand Schools: Ngā Kura o Aotearoa
| School Roll Summary Reports (Publication)|
School Roll Summary Reports
| State of Education in New Zealand (Publication)|
State of Education in New Zealand
| Prior Participation in Early Childhood Education: New Entrants (Indicator)|
Prior Participation in Early Childhood Education: New Entrants
| Retention of Students in Senior Secondary Schools (Indicator)|
Retention of Students in Senior Secondary Schools
| Kura Kaupapa Māori and Kura Teina Schools (Indicator)|
iKura Kaupapa Māori and Kura Teina Schools
| Collection Forms|
| Collection Forms|
Copies of the collection forms used for the July School Roll Return are available as
either MS Word documents or Adobe PDFs.
| Roll Return Guidelines|
These guidelines have been updated and expanded to help schools to prepare the data
needed for the March and July roll returns. They are designed to help Principals and
their administrative staff to ensure that roll returns are completed accurately, whether
they use a computerised student management system or complete their returns by
| Code Sets|
| Code Sets|
Copies of the code sets used in roll return.
| Coding Guidelines|
| Reducing Iwi Coding Problems|
Reducing Iwi Coding Problems
Provides guidance on how to reduce the number of Iwi coding errors by highlighting the
problem areas and providing the recommended code to use.
| Ethnic Group Code|
Ethnic Group Code
The ethnic group code includes a section on how to convert multiple ethnic groups into
a single ethnic group (prioritisation).
|SMS Roll Returns|
| SMS Vendors|
Specific information for SMS Vendors regarding school roll returns. This information is
provided to allow SMS vendors to ensure their systems are accurate prior to schools
submitting their rolls.