David Seymour, Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education has welcomed the opening of the fourth round of applications to establish Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua (Partnership Schools).
This round, announced last month, will see successful applicants opening their school(s) in 2018.
“The eight Partnership Schools already in operation are making a real difference in the lives of children who have been underserved by the mainstream school system,” says Mr Seymour. “More students deserve the opportunities offered by Partnership Schools.
“The Government eagerly awaits applications from education innovators and community leaders across the country.
“The previous round received 26 applications. It’s this high level of demand that drives the expansion of the policy.”
The current application round, for schools opening in 2017, is still underway. The outcome of this application round will be announced in due course.
The Government will also announce details about a further application round, for schools opening in 2019, in due course.
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