Appendix 2

Schools and Early Learning Services in the 2015-2016 sample

Schools

The sample included more secondary schools (Year 9-15) and fewer contributing schools than is representative of the national picture. The sample was representative of New Zealand schools in terms of decile, school location and roll size.[8]

Table 1: School type

School type

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools[9]

Contributing

115

27%

31%

Full Primary

167

39%

43%

Intermediate

14

3%

5%

Restricted Composite

(Year 7-10)

3

1%

0%

Secondary (Year 7-15)

24

6%

4%

Secondary (Year 9-15)

57

14%

9%

Composite (Year 1-10)

1

0%

0%

Composite (Year 1-15)

35

8%

6%

Special School

8

2%

2%

Correspondence School

1

0%

0%

Total

425

100%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2: Decile

Decile Group[10]

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Low Decile

125

29%

30%

Medium Decile

165

39%

39%

High Decile

129

30%

30%

Other[11]

6

1%

1%

Total

425

100%

100

  

Table 3: Location

School location[12]

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Main Urban Area

240

57%

55%

Secondary Urban Area

26

6%

6%

Minor Urban Area

56

13%

12%

Rural Area

102

24%

27%

Not applicable[13]

1

0%

0%

Total

425

100

100

 

 Table 4: School size

School roll size[14]

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Very Small

33

8%

11%

Small

106

25%

24%

Medium

153

36%

35%

Large

87

20%

20%

Very Large

45

11%

10%

Not applicable[15]

1

0%

0%

Total

425

100

100

Early Learning Services

The sample included more education and care services and fewer home‑based education and care services than is representative of New Zealand early learning services. The services’ locations were representative of the national location distribution of services.

 

Table 5: Service type

Early learning service type

Number of ELS in sample

Percentage of ELS in sample

National percentage of ELS[16]

Kindergarten

75

18%

18%

Education and care

324

78%

68%

Home-based education and care

10

2%

13%

Hospital-based education and care

7

2%

1%

Total

416

100%

100%

 

Table 6: Location

Early learning service location[17]

Number of ELS in sample

Percentage of ELS in sample

National percentage of ELS

Main Urban Area

319

76%

78%

Secondary Urban Area

24

6%

6%

Minor Urban Area

58

14%

11%

Rural Area

15

3%

5%

Total

416

100%

100%

 

 

 



[8]The differences between observed and expected values in Tables 1-6 were tested using a Chi square test. The level of statistical significance used for all testing in this report was p<0.05.

[9] The national percentage of schools is as at 1st July 2016.

[10] Deciles 1-3 are low decile schools; deciles 4-7 are medium decile schools; deciles 8-10 are high decile schools.

[11] Other schools are private or correspondence schools, which do not have a decile.

[12] Main urban areas have a population greater than 30,000; secondary urban areas have a population between 10,000 and 29,999; minor urban areas have a population between 1000 and 9,999; and rural areas have a population less than 1000.

[13] Location is not applicable for the correspondence school.

[14] Roll sizes for full primary, contributing and intermediate schools are: very small (1-30); small (31-100); medium (101-300); large (301-500) and very large (more than 500). Roll sizes for secondary schools are: very small (1-100); small (101-400); medium (401-800); large (801‑1500); very large (more than 1500).

[15] Roll size data is unavailable for the correspondence school.

[16] The national percentage of early learning services is as at 3rd March 2016.

[17] Main urban areas have a population greater than 30,000; secondary urban areas have a population between 10,000 and 29,999; minor urban areas have a population between 1000 and 9,999; and rural areas have a population less than 1000.