School Funding

Public school funding is allocated to schools based on the learning needs of students and school characteristics.

The model is the mechanism by which funding is allocated to public schools for each student enrolled and additional funding for students needing extra support. 

For example, additional funding is provided for small and isolated schools, Aboriginal children, children facing social disadvantage, children with English as a second language and children with disability.

The objectives of the funding model are to:

  • allocate resources based on the learning needs of students
  • ensure funding is responsive to the needs of individual schools and their students
  • increase flexibility for principals in relation to financial and workforce management decisions
  • provide a simple and transparent funding mechanism.

CLICK HERE for details regarding the breakdown of the Student Centred Funding Model

CLICK HERE for more information from the Department of Education WA