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Independent school sector continues to grow

With the largest growth in school numbers of any school sector, the Independent Schools Council of Australia said today that new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirm the continued strong contribution of the Independent school sector.

ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman today said that, “In 2016 there was a net increase of 14 Independent schools in Australia, bringing the total to 1,042. Independent student numbers grew by more than 7,000 over the same period.”

The Independent school sector has been the fastest growing school sector over the last decade. In 2016 Independent schools continued to represent 14.4 per cent of all Australian school enrolments, and 18.4 per cent of all secondary enrolments.

See here to read ISCA’s full media release.

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