Number of Schools

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

At 1 July 2017, the number of state, state-integrated, private, and partnership schools in New Zealand was 2,531.  This is two more than in July 2016.

Between 1 July 2016 and 1 July 2017 a total of 12 schools closed.  Ten state schools closed: six primary schools, three contributing and one secondary school.  Two private schools closed: one full primary and one composite school.

Between 1 July 2016 and 1 July 2017 a total of 14 schools opened.  Four private schools opened: two full primary, one composite and one secondary school.  Eight state schools opened: three full primary schools, one composite, three secondary, and one teen parent unit. Two partnership schools opened: both secondary schools.

Between 1 July 2016 and 1 July 2017 two schools changed type: one full primary became a composite (Year 1-15) school and one full primary became a contributing school.

Table 1: Total number of schools by school type at July 2012-2017
Type of School Number of Schools Change
2016-17
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Primary Subtotal 2,000 1,979 1,961 1,963 1,951 1,945 -6
Full Primary 1,103 1,088 1,078 1,077 1,068 1,064 -4
Contributing 775 771 766 769 766 764 -2
Intermediate 122 120 117 117 117 117 0
Composite Subtotal 157 162 167 170 172 174 2
Composite 152 158 162 164 166 168 2
Restricted Composite 4 3 4 5 5 5 0
Correspondence School 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Secondary Subtotal 362 360 366 367 368 374 6
Year 7-15 103 103 108 107 108 111 3
Year 9-15 239 236 236 237 236 238 2
Teen Parent Unit 20 21 22 23 24 25 1
Special 39 38 38 38 38 38 0
Total 2,558 2,539 2,532 2,538 2,529 2,531 2


Time Series Data for Number of Schools

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 1996-2017.

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Build Your Own Table: Interactive Pivot Table for New Zealand Schools

This spreadsheet provides the underlying data for all of the one-on-one dimensional tables in the chart below. You can use this spreadsheet to create your own tables by any combination of variables.

Please note: use of this spreadsheet requires MS Excel version 2007 or later.

New Zealand Schools Interactive Pivot Table Download:

One-on-One Dimensional Tables for New Zealand Schools

The chart below provides a number of one-on-one dimensional tables relating to New Zealand schools. All of the tables cover 1996-2017


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