Charter school information releases

Partnership schools kura hourua (charter schools) were a type of school in our education system until December 2018.

The Education Amendment Act 2018 removed the provisions which allowed new charter schools to be established. The Act included transitional provisions for existing schools.

All existing charter schools applied and were approved to become part of the wider state school system from 2019. 

Applications to establish new state schools by Charter school sponsors 

Advisory Group on charter schools

The primary role of the advisory group was to advise the Minister of Education on the performance of charter or partnership schools kura hourua, while they operated under this model.

The Advisory Group was chaired by Bruce Adin, with Bernardine Vester as deputy chair. The other members were Murray Jack, Te Rau Kupenga, Moe Milne, and Jason Swann.

Key documents about charter schools

Key documents about partnership schools kura hourua (charter schools) are published below. These relate to:

  • the policy to remove the charter school model
  • policy development
  • the Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua Working Group
  • the Indication of Interest phase
  • the application and decision-making phase led by the Authorisation Board and decisions made by the Minister of Education.

Key documents

Policy to remove the charter school model

Charter Schools Policy Development

Charter Schools Working Group Phase

Charter Schools Advice to the Minister: Operations and Reporting

Application Round 1 — Partnership Schools

Application Round 2 — Partnership Schools

Application Round 3 — Partnership Schools

Application Round 4 — Partnership Schools

Application Round 5 — Partnership Schools

Former Charter Schools

Advisory Group

Charter Schools: Education Amendment Bill 2018 Information release (external link)

Education Amendment Bill 2018 (external link)

Further information

For further information email:

partnership.schools@education.govt.nz

For media enquires email:

media.team@education.govt.nz

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