Hunter schools exceed new enrolment caps

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
Updated May 5 2020 - 10:29pm, first published May 4 2020 - 7:30pm
Concerned: Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison said the last new public school to be built in her electorate was Ashtonfield in 2007. She said "overcrowding contributes to a lot of social issues". Picture: Marina Neil

THE Hunter has 77 public schools operating above their enrolment caps, which are based on their number of permanent buildings.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.

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