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