In 2014 the independent New Zealand Council of Educational Research (NZCER) was commissioned to undertake research into the achievement of boys in boys’ schools compared to the achievement of boys in co-educational schools in New Zealand. The findings of this research were unequivocal:
- Boys in boys’ schools consistently achieve above boys in co-educational schools at all levels of NCEA, including merit and excellence endorsements
- Boys in boys’ schools have a higher rate of achieving scholarships
- Analysis of schools by decile shows that boys’ school students achieve at a higher rate than those in co-educational schools in all 10 deciles.