Appendix 1: Schools in this investigation

The type, location, rolls and decile range of the 129 schools involved in this investigation are shown in Tables 1 to 4 below. The schools included in this investigation are statistically representative of schools nationally.1

Table 1: School type

School type

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools2

Contributing (Years 1 to 6)

41

32

33

Full primary (Years 1 to 8)

53

41

44

Intermediate (Years 7 and 8)

5

4

5

Restricted Composite (Years 7 to 10)

1

1

<1

Composite (Years 1 to 15)

5

4

4

Secondary (Year 7 to 15)

8

6

4

Secondary (Year 9 to 15)

16

12

10

Total

129

100

100

Table 2: Location of schools

School location

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Main urban (>30,000)

69

53

53

Secondary urban (10,000-30,000)

8

6

6

Minor urban (<10,000)

24

19

12

Rural

28

22

29

Total

129

100

100

Table 3: Roll size

Roll size3

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Very small

9

7

8

Small

27

21

23

Medium

48

37

37

Large

31

24

21

Very large

14

11

11

Total

129

100

100

Table 4: Decile

School decile

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Low decile (1-3)

33

26

29

Mid decile (4-7)

53

41

41

High decile (8-10)

43

33

30

Total

129

100

100