Linton Country School - Consultation on possible closure

Closed 31 Aug 2022

Opened 16 Aug 2022


Recently, the Associate Minister of Education has advised that Linton Country School is formally in a process of consultation over its closure.
The school is being considered for closure for the following reasons:
• an inability to maintain stable governance
• a fluctuating and declining roll
• most students residing outside of the local community
• limited prospective students in the local area
• that particular student needs may be better served in another school with specialist resources
• easy accessibility to other schools for local students
• risk to future financial viability

Before a decision is made regarding a school’s closure we are required to consult with the local community, iwi, hapū, whānau, and all interested parties.

What happens next

All submissions will be considered in the final report to the Associate Mininster of Education.

We will also respond to each of the submissions in writing.