Appendix 4: Schools and services surveyed in this evaluation

Table 1: School/service type[12]

School/service type Number of schools/services in sample Percentage of schools/services in sample Auckland percentage of schools/services
Education and care service 52 46 55
Other early childhood service[13] 22 20 15
Primary[14] 21 19 22
Secondary[15] 12 11 4
Other schools[16] 5 4 4
Total 112 100 100
The school and service types in this evaluation are not representative[17] of the schools and services in Auckland. There are fewer education and care services, and more secondary schools, than would be expected

Table 2: Locality of schools/services

Locality Number of schools/services in sample Percentage of schools/services in sample Auckland percentage of schools/services
Main urban 100 89 90
Other urban[18] 6 6 5
Rural 6 5 5
Total 112 100 100

The locality of the schools and services in the sample did not differ significantly from the locality of Auckland schools and services overall.

Table 3: Decile group of schools

Decile group Number of schools in sample Percentage of schools in sample Auckland percentage of schools
Low 22 58 36
Middle 6 16 30
High 10 36 24
Total 38 100 100

The decile groupings of the schools in this evaluation is not representative of schools in Auckland. There were more of the lower decile and fewer middle decile schools than expected

Table 4: EQI of services

EQI rating Number of services in sample Percentage of services in sample Auckland percentage of services
Unknown/not applicable 6 8 10
1 11 15 7
2 6 8 7
3 8 11 7
4 9 12 10
5 34 46 59
Total 74 100 100

There were more services in this evaluation with EQI 1, and fewer with EQI 5 , than is representative of services in Auckland.

Table 5: Roll group of schools

Roll group[19] Number of schools in sample Percentage of schools in sample Auckland percentage of schools
Very small/small 4 10 9
Medium 10 26 29
Large 15 40 32
Very Large 9 24 30
Total 38 100 100

The schools in this evaluation were representative of Auckland schools for roll size.

Table 6: Roll group of services

Roll group Number of services in sample Percentage of services in sample Auckland percentage of services
1‑50 children 54 73 58
51 children 20 27 42
Total 74 100 100

The sample contained more services where the roll was 1‑50 children, than is representative of the Auckland population.



[12] The differences between observed and expected values in Tables 1‑6 were tested using a Chi square test. The level of statistical significance was p<0.05.

[13] ‘Other early childhood service’ includes kindergartens, Playcentres, casual education and care services and hospital‑based services. These service types have been grouped due to the low number of services of each type.

[14] Includes both contributing and full primary schools.

[15] Includes secondary schools with Years 7‑15 and Years 9‑15.

[16] Includes intermediate, special schools and composite (Years 1‑15) schools. This is due to the low number of schools of each type.

[17] The Auckland percentage of each school/service type is based on the total population of schools as at 3 March 2015.

[18] Includes both secondary and minor urban areas. They are combined due to the small number of each type.

[19] School roll size groups differ by school type. For primary and composite schools: Very Small (1‑30); Small (31‑100); Medium (101‑300); Large (301‑500); Very Large (501 or more). For secondary schools: Very Small (1‑100); Small (101‑400); Medium (401‑800); Large (801‑1500); Very Large (1501 or more).