24 May 2017

Hundreds of Schools Over Capacity

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:14 pm on 24 May 2017

A Ministry of Education report shows hundreds of schools throughout the country are considered over capacity, or at risk of becoming over-crowded. The Education Network Annual Assessment report was released to the Labour Party under the Official Information Act.

It used 2015 and 2016 data, and showed 214 schools are over capacity and 488 are at risk. Figures show Helensville Primary School is at 135 percent over capacity, topping the list in Auckland.

Helensville Primary School Principal is Deborah Heasman.

Figures show Helensville Primary School is at 135 percent capacity.

Figures show Helensville Primary School is at 135 percent capacity. Photo: Supplied

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