Appendix 1: Sample of schools

The school type, location, roll size and decile of the 256 schools in this evaluation are shown in Tables 1 to 4 below. The sample is representative of national figures for school type and decile. The sample is not representative of national figures for school location or roll size. Rural schools are under-represented and schools in minor urban areas are over-represented. Very small and small schools were under-represented, and large and very large schools were over-represented. 1

Table 1: School type

School type

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools2

Contributing (Years 1-6)

93

36

33

Full Primary (Years 1-8)

104

41

43

Intermediate (Years 7 and 8)

16

6

5

Restricted Composite (Years 7-10)

1

<1

<1

Special School (Years 1-15)

1

<1

1

Composite (Years 1-15)

12

5

4

Secondary (Years 7-15)

10

4

4

Secondary (Years 9-15)

18

7

10

Secondary (Years 11-15)

1

<1

<1

Total

256

100 3

100

Table 2: Location of schools

Locality and population size

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of primary schools

Main urban (30,000 )

142

55

54

Secondary urban (10,000-29,999)

15

6

6

Minor urban (1000-9999)

45

18

12

Rural (1-999)

54

21

28

Total

256

100

100

Table 3: Roll size

Roll size group 4

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Very small

12

5

11

Small

54

21

25

Medium

103

40

40

Large

65

25

19

Very Large

23

9

5

Total

256

100

100

Table 4: Decile

Decile

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Low (1-3)

73

29

29

Medium (4-7)

103

40

41

High (8-10)

80

31

30

Total

256

100

100