Number of Schools

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

At 1 July 2018, the number of state, state-integrated, private, and partnership schools in New Zealand was 2,531.  This is one more than in July 2017.

Between 1 July 2017 and 1 July 2018 a total of six schools closed.  Three state schools closed: two special schools and one contributing school.  Three private schools closed: all composite schools.

Between 1 July 2017 and 1 July 2018 a total of seven schools opened.  Four private schools opened: three composite schools and one full primary school.  Two state schools opened: one primary schools and one special school. One partnership school opened: a composite school.

Between 1 July 2017 and 1 July 2018 five schools changed type: four full primary schools became contributing schools and one contributing school became a full primary school.

Table 1: Total number of schools by school type at July 2013-2018

Type of School
Number of Schools Change
2017-18
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Primary Subtotal 1,979 1,961 1,963 1,951 1,945 1,946 1
Full Primary 1,088 1,078 1,077 1,068 1,064 1,063 -1
Contributing 775 771 766 769 766 764 -2
Intermediate 120 117 117 117 117 117 0
Composite Subtotal 161 166 169 171 173 174 1
Composite 157 161 163 165 167 168 1
Restricted Composite 3 4 5 5 5 5 0
Correspondence School 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Secondary Subtotal 360 366 367 368 374 374 0
Year 7-15 103 108 107 108 111 111 0
Year 9-15 236 236 237 236 238 238 0
Teen Parent Unit 21 22 23 24 25 25 0
Special 38 38 38 38 38 37 -1
Total 2,538 2,5312,5372,5282,5302,5311


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 1996-2018.

Number of Schools Time Series:

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:

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 1996-2018

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Education Region 16
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Regional Council 22
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