Small School Base (Reference 3)
A Small School Base is provided to primary schools with less than 80.1 students and secondary schools with less than 400 students.
For primary schools, the base reduces as enrolments increase. For multi-site primary schools, the base and taper is applied for each site.
For secondary schools, the base is a flat amount up to 110 enrolments after which it reduces as enrolments increase. For multi-campus colleges, the base and taper is applied for each campus.
Schools with the following campus types are eligible for the Small School Base funding at a campus level:
- Primary/Secondary Combined
Funding is calculated at the Indicative, Confirmed and Revised budget cycles. Funding is allocated through credit and cash funding.
Small School Base (Primary where enrolment is less than 80.1) = Primary base + (Primary enrolment × Taper)
Small School Base (Secondary where enrolment is less than 400) = Secondary base + [(Secondary enrolment − 110) × Taper]
Example: A secondary campus with 300 enrolments would calculate their funding as: Secondary base + [(300 − 110) × Secondary taper]
|Small School Adjustment Base||Credit ($)||Cash ($)||Total ($)|
|Small School Adjustment Taper||Credit ($)||Cash ($)||Total ($)|
Reviewed 02 January 2023