Appendix 2: Schools in this sample

Table 1: School Type

School Type

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample National percentage of schools
Special 2 1 2
Composite (Years 1 – 15) 7 5 6
Contributing (Years 1 – 6) 46 34 31
Full Primary (Years 1 – 8) 47 35 43
Intermediate (Years 7 – 8) 8 6 5
Secondary (Years 7 – 15) 7 5 4
Secondary (Years 9 – 15) 19 14 9
Total 136 100 100

Table 2: Decile

Decile Group[13] Number of schools in sample Percentage of schools in sample National percentage of schools
Low decile 35 26 31
Medium decile 57 42 38
High decile 44 32 31
Total 136 100 100

Table 3: Location

Urban/rural area[14] Number of schools in sample Percentage of schools in sample National percentage of schools
Main urban area 74 54 54
Secondary urban area 5 4 6
Minor urban area 15 11 12
Rural area 42 31 28
Total 136 100 100

Table 4: School size

School roll[15] Number of schools in sample Percentage of schools in sample National percentage of schools
Very small 8 6 8
Small 36 27 24
Medium 40 29 35
Large 29 21 21
Very Large 23 17 13
Total 136 100 100


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

[14] 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.

[15] Roll sizes for primary 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 and composite schools are: very small (1-100); small (101-400); medium (401-800); large (801-1500) and very large (more than 1500).