Federal education minister Simon Birmingham announced yesterday that the federal government will increase schools funding in a new deal prime minister Malcolm Turnbull dubbed “Gonski 2.0”
Commonwealth funding will increase by 75% over the next decade and businessman David Gonski, who wrote the original education funding plan for Labor, will conduct a new review on how the money should be spend for the best outcomes.
Birmingham said under the new arrangements, 24 schools with the highest proportion of overfunding will “experience negative growth” on Commonwealth funding, ie. take a cut. But he wouldn’t disclose which ones.
Today, Fairfax Media revealed the schools on the chopping block based on the latest Department of Education data.
The Coalition government policy aims to provide 80% of the appropriate funding level – known as the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) – for public and private schools by the end of the decade. The schools listed below are currently funded at 107% and above.
Independent, co-educational Canberra Grammar School in the ACT currently receives funding at 107% of SRS and is at the bottom of the scale. Loreto Kirribilli in Sydney’s North is a private school for girls, and tops the list at funding of 196% of SRS.
Here ‘s the full list of schools set to have their federal funding cut next year:
1. Loreto Kirribilli, NSW – Funded at 196% of SRS
2. Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, NSW – Funded at 186% of SRS
3. St Aloysius’ College, NSW – Funded at 183% of SRS
4. Mount St Benedict College, NSW – Funded at 156% of SRS
5. Radford College, ACT – Funded at 151% of SRS
6. Daramalan College, ACT – Funded at 147% of SRS
7. Hillbrook Anglican School, QLD – Funded at 139% of SRS
8. Marist College Canberra, ACT – Funded at 136% of SRS
9. Northern Beaches Christian School, NSW – Funded at 134% of SRS
10. Stella Maris College, NSW – Funded at 134% of SRS
11. Brigidine College St Ives, NSW – Funded at 132% of SRS
12. Oakhill College, NSW – Funded at 129% of SRS
13. Burgmann Anglican School, ACT – Funded at 126% of SRS
14. Brindabella Christian College, ACT- Funded at 122% of SRS
15. St Augustine’s College Brookvale, NSW – Funded at 120% of SRS
16. William Clarke College, NSW – Funded at 119% of SRS
17. Covenant Christian School, NSW – Funded at 118% of SRS
18. Eastern Suburbs Montessori School, NSW – Funded at 117% of SRS
19. Melbourne Grammar School, VIC – Funded at 117% of SRS
20. Queenwood School for Girls, NSW – Funded at 115% of SRS
21. Cannon Hill Anglican School, QLD – Funded at 113% of SRS
22. Canberra Girls Grammar, ACT – Funded at 110% of SRS
23. Canberra Rudolf Steiner School, ACT – Funded at 110% of SRS
24. Canberra Grammar School, ACT – Funded at 107% of SRS
The Sydney Morning Herald has more here.
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