Spotswood, New Zealand

Spotswood is a suburb of New Plymouth in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand. It is located to the west of the city centre.[1]

CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityNew Plymouth
Whalers Gate Hurdon Marfell

According to the 2013 New Zealand census, Spotswood has a population of 2,016, an increase of 9 people since the 2006 census. There were 978 males and 1,041 females. Figures have been rounded and may not add up to totals.[2]


Spotswood College is a secondary (years 9–13) school with a roll of 764 students as of March 2019.[3][4] It was founded in 1960. At one time it was divided as East and West school.[5]

Spotswood Primary is a contributing primary (years 1–6) school with a roll of 278 students as of March 2019.[3][6] The school celebrated its 50th jubilee in 2007.[7]

Te Pi'ipi'inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea is a full primary (years 1–8) school with a roll of 101 students as of March 2019.[3][8] It is a Kura Kaupapa Māori school which teaches in the Māori language.

All these schools are coeducational.


  1. North Island Provincial Town Maps (5th ed.). Wises Maps. p. 92.
  2. 2013 Census QuickStats about a place  : Spotswood
  3. "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. Education Counts: Spotswood College
  5. "About Us - The School". Spotswood College. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
  6. Education Counts: Spotswood Primary School
  7. "Jubilees & reunions: Spotswood Primary School 50th Jubilee". Education Gazette New Zealand. 85 (17). 9 October 2006.
  8. Education Counts: Te Pi'ipi'inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea

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