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School appropriation

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Purpose

To assist schools in meeting recurrent operating costs.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

State school, State high school, Campus, State special school, Centre for Continuing secondary education, Community school.

Allocation of funds

State schools (Primary, Secondary, Campuses, Community)

Prep–Year 6 formula:

  • [Base + per student rate x enrolment] x School Grant Index + Base 2 + Low Socio-Economic Status (SES) school (if eligible).

Years 7–Year 12 formula:

  • (Base 1 + (enrolment up to 300 x 1st 300 rate) + (enrolment in excess of 300 x 300 plus rate) + (enrolment in years 10–12 x years 10–12 rate) x School Grant Index + Base 2 + Low SES school (if eligible).

Special schools

Prep–Year 10 formula:

  • [Base 1 + (professional staff rate x number of professional staff)] x School Grant Index + Base 2 + Low SES school (if eligible).

Prep–Year 12 formula:

  • [Base 1 + (professional staff rate x number of professional staff) + (per student rate x no of students in 10–12) x School Grant Index + Base 2 + Low SES school (if eligible).

    1. For the purposes of calculating the special school payment, Professional Staff are defined as those staff allocated to a special school through the Students with disabilities or Whole School Support—Student Learning Resource (WSS-SLR) models. The following are considered Professional Staff: principals, deputies, teachers, nurses and education program officers.
    2. The above allocations are cumulative. Any establishment with multiple categories receives the allocation for each approved category at the host site, e.g. a Prep–12 school would receive an allocation for years Prep–6 and an allocation for years 7–12.

Detention centres

The Detention centre school appropriation is calculated as part of the WSS-SLR model.

The formula is: $80,000 + (Enrolments x $2,300) = School Appropriation.

The schools enrolments for the purposes of the model is based upon average enrolment data provided to Workforce Resourcing, HR, by the schools in early Term 4 each year. Due to the unique nature of these locations, it is not possible to use normal census enrolment figures.

Current rates

CentresBase fundingPer student enrolment (FTE)Per professional staff (Education Program Officer (EPO), nurse)Low SES school
State primary school
(Prep–Year 6)
Base 1: $11,080

Base 2: $10,000

$100.50N/A$3,000
State primary school with Pre-Prep Program
(Pre-Prep–Year 6)
Base 1: $12,080

Base 2: $10,000

$100.50N/A$3,000
State high school and Secondary department/CampusBase 1: $20,160

Base 2: $10,000

$156 up to 300 students then $101 per additional student.

$50 per student in Years 10–12

N/A$3,000
Special school
(Prep–Year 10)
Base 1: $4,230

Base 2: $10,000

N/A$3,000$3,000
Special school
(Prep–Year 12)
Base 1: $6,230

Base 2: $10,000

$50 per student in Years 10–12$3,000$3,000
Detention centresBase 1: $80,000$2, 300 per annumN/AN/A

Note: All rates above are per annum.

Payment details

TypeTimeProportionEnrolments
Semester 1 payment 1February80% of estimated Semester 1 allocationJuly census
Semester 1 payment 2AprilBalance of actual Semester 1 allocationBalance of actual Semester 1 allocation
Semester 2 payment 1July80% of estimated Semester 2 allocationFebruary enrolment
Semester 2 payment 2OctoberBalance of actual Semester 2 allocationJuly census

Detention centres

TypeTimeProportions
Semeter 1February100% of allocation
Semeter 2July100% of allocation

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected
EnrolmentsPerformance Monitoring and ReportingFebruary, July
School Grant IndexCentre Information System (CIS)As required
Professional staff numbersSpecialist support staff collection spreadsheetApril, October
Low SES schoolCISFebruary

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements will be calculated and paid automatically by Finance Branch each term.

Contact

Policy Enquiry
State School Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5845

Policy Enquiry
Finance Branch
Telephone: (07) 3034 5817

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Last updated 22 December 2020