Knox broadening intake

Knox College is seeking to broaden the number of secondary schools it takes its residents from after figures showed many of its students came from wealthy and private schools.

Figures in Knox College's annual magazine Knoxonian showed that over the past six years 40.5% of students accepted into the college came from 14 secondary schools, 12 of which were decile 10 schools and seven of which were private schools.

Dr John Kernohan, who was appointed by the Presbyterian Church as chairman of a new commission set up to govern the college earlier this year, said the college would be seeking to broaden the range of schools, making sure residents met a "range of new friends" at the residential hall.

- vaughan.elder@odt.co.nz

 

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