Evidence and data

This page informs education providers about uptake in Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako and existing communities in their own region.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Boards
  • Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako
  • Principals and tumuaki
  • Teachers and kaiako

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako are encouraged to use evidence and data to develop achievement challenges, make good decisions and know what progress they are making in raising the achievement of their children and young people.

Number of Communities of Learning

As of January 2021, there are 220 Communities of Learning spread throughout New Zealand, comprised of 1,868 schools, 1,551 early learning services, 11 tertiary providers and over 700,000 children and young people.

Map of Communities of Learning in New Zealand [PDF, 277 KB]


Map of Communities of Learning or search by region(external link)


Details about each Community of Learning including member schools, kura and early childhood services, contact details and leader are provided in a profile, indexed by district.

Example for Nelson City Community of Learning(external link)

Uptake and early implementation report

This report provides an overview of the early implementation of Communities of Learning up to December 2016.

Uptake and early implementation(external link)

Education Review Office (ERO) resources and publications

ERO has released three reports that present a conceptual framework to help support Communities of Learning with international evidence about effective collaboration in education communities. The reports draw together what ERO knows about Communities of Learning so far:

  • Collaboration to improve learner outcomes.
  • Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako: Working towards collaborative practice.
  • Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in action.

Collaboration to improve learner outcomes – ERO(external link)

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