Education Minister, Nikki Kaye, announced a new model of school for urban areas such as Auckland.
These inner city schools would lease (rent) land and rely on council parks rather than their own green spaces.
The ‘metro schools’ idea has come about as the large areas of land associated with a traditional school could be hard or expensive to acquire.
They could be located on compact site and use council parks and gyms rather than owning their own, Nikki Kaye said.
The schools could make full use of the extra opportunities available in the middle of cities, such as access to museums and libraries, she said.