Number of Schools

Data on the number of schools in New Zealand as at 1 July, by School Type.

At 1 July 2019, the number of state, state-integrated and private schools in New Zealand was 2,534.  This is three more schools than in July 2018.

The period between 1 July 2018 and 1 July 2019 saw a total of nineteen schools close. Eleven were the remaining partnership schools, all of which transitioned to become state and state integrated schools. Of the remaining seven schools five were state primary schools, one a private composite school, one a state integrated secondary Y9-15 school and one a private secondary Y9-Y15 school.

Between 1 July 2018 and 1 July 2019 a total of twenty two schools opened, eleven of which are accounted for by the transition of the former partnership schools.  In total there were seven new full primary schools, two contributing primary, four composite (two private), four secondary Y7-Y15 (one private) and five secondary Y9-Y15 (one private) schools.

Between 1 July 2018 and 1 July 2019 six schools changed type: five full primary schools became contributing schools and one composite school became a full primary school.

Table 1: Total number of schools by school type at July 2014-2019

Type of School
Number of Schools Change
2018-19
201420152016201720182019
Primary Subtotal1,9611,9631,9511,9451,9461,945-1
Full Primary 1,078 1,077 1,068 1,064 1,063 1,058 -5
Contributing 766 769 766 764 766 770 4
Intermediate 117 117 117 117 117 117 0
Composite Subtotal1661691711731741762
Composite 161 163 165 167 168 172 4
Restricted Composite 4 5 5 5 5 3 -2
Correspondence School 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Secondary Subtotal366367 368 374374 376 2
Year 7-15 108 107 108 111 111 113 0
Year 9-15 236 237 236 238 238 238 0
Teen Parent Unit 22 23 24 25 25 25 0
Special38 38 38 38 37 37 0
Total2,5312,5372,5282,5302,5312,5343

Time Series Data

This spreadsheet provides time series data in a single table for each of the dimensions shown in the chart below. Each table focuses on a single dimension and covers 1996-2019.

Pivot Table

This spreadsheet provides time series data in a single table for each of the dimensions shown in the chart below. Each table focuses on a single dimension and covers 1996-2019.

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