Hammersley Park School

Last updated 17:43 26/10/2012
Hammersley Park School
Dean Kozanic

CONDEMNED: Hammersley Park School is slated for closure.

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Name Hammersley Park School
Suburb Shirley
Decile 1
Type Primary
Roll 49
Cost $8.9 million
Principal Brent Egerton
Proposal Close

Hammersley Park School

Address: 90 Quinns Rd, Shirley, Christchurch

Website: hammersleypark.school.nz

School type: Contributing (Year 1-6), decile 1

Roll change (from 2008 to July 2012): 116 to 49 

Building damage: All 11 of the school's buildings have some earthquake damage, and four will need strengthening work. One building also requires weathertightness repairs.

Cost: $8.9 million

Land status: Surrounding land is predominantly  technical category 2.

The ministry's plan: Close

Rationale for closure: The school roll had fallen from more than 200 in the early 1990s to fewer than 50, and the school would require significant remediation work. The board of trustees had recommended voluntary closure, and the school will  close at the end of the year.

Read the ministry's rationale for change.

Principal: Brent Egerton

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