Gloriavale school pulled from scholarship list
By Laura Tupou | RNZ |
A Ministry of Education scholarship giving students the chance to attend a private school has pulled Gloriavale’s school from the list of options.
The Aspire Scholarship started in 2010 and is for students from low-income families going into Year 9.
The ministry pays up to $15,000 in fees for each student annually, and $1500 for course-related costs.
Gloriavale is a West Coast Christian community, which runs its own early childhood centres and school. Earlier this year, a government inquiry announced it had uncovered a litany of allegations of sexual and physical offending at the isolated community, including that those living there were at an “ongoing risk” of being abused.
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