School roll changes across Christchurch

CHARLIE GATES
Last updated 16:25 18/02/2013

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The majority of schools in Christchurch have seen their school rolls fall dramatically.

The map below shows schools with the most dramatic change in school roll numbers from 2010 to 2012 are broadly clustered to the east of the city.

School roll data for 148 Christchurch schools is included on the map, with only 38 of those posting growth in pupil numbers. 

The seven schools that will close under the proposed Ministry of Education shake up have all seen falls in school rolls.

Branston Intermediate's school roll fell about 12%, Glenmoor fell about 7%, Kendal fell 7%, Linwood Intermediate about 32%, Manning Intermediate about 21% and Richmond about 46%. 

A cluster of red dots, indicating schools that have lost between 50 and 11 per cent of their roll, broadly follow the contours of the residential red zone spreading east down the Avon River.

The map also shows how schools in Redcliffs and Sumner have also been hit hard, with school rolls falling by about 30% in those suburbs.

In total, schools across Christchurch have lost about 4,500 pupils from 2012 schools rolls, about an 8.1% drop from 2010.

Data source: http://nzschools.tki.org.nz/ 

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