Evidence and data

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako are able to use the data and evidence we provide to develop achievement challenges, make good decisions and know what progress they are making in raising the achievement of their children and young people.

Number of Communities of Learning

As of March 2018 there were 214 Communities of Learning spread throughout New Zealand, with 1,761 schools, 495 early learning services and 11 tertiary providers part of a Community of Learning involving more than 610,000 students.

Download a map of Communities of Learning in New Zealand [PDF, 150 KB].


View a map of Communities of Learning or search by region. (external link)


Details about each Community of Learning including member schools, kura and early childhood services, contact details and leader are provided in a profile, indexed by district.

Here is an example for Nelson City Community of Learning. (external link)

Uptake and early implementation report

This report provides an overview of the early implementation of Communities of Learning up to December 2016.

Read or download the report. (external link)

Education Review Office (ERO) resources and publications

ERO has released 3 reports that present a conceptual framework to help support Communities of Learning with international evidence about effective collaboration in education communities. The reports draw together what ERO knows about Communities of Learning so far:

  • Collaboration to improve learner outcomes
  • Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako: Working towards collaborative practice
  • Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in action

The reports and other resources are available from the ERO website. (external link)

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