New Schools & Campuses
The number of school-aged children in Queensland has been forecast to increase from around 800,000 in 2016 to nearly 1.1 million in 2036 (according to Queensland Treasury’s Median Series Projections). Capacity will need to be increased to cater for an estimated additional 263,000 students over this 20-year period (or 13,000 extra students each year).
Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides vital advice and resources for setting up a new school, or adding a campus to an existing school, including:
- the steps involved in setting up a new independent school or campus
- the approvals you need to operate
- how to apply for accreditation
- government funding
- school management issues, including industrial relations, and professional development for school leaders and staff.
A subsidiary company of ISQ, the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority (QISBGA) administers Australian and Queensland government capital funding for independent schools.
New Schools Resource
Useful information and resources for anyone considering opening a new school or campus.
Potential School Sites
Useful information and resources to help anyone researching where to place a new school or campus.
Latest News & Events
Renewed National Narrative for Schooling Welcomed by Independent Schools
12 December 2019 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector has welcomed the release of a renewed national narrative for schooling, committing to work in partnership with all sectors and communities to achieve the vision for Australia’s education future.Find out more
Queensland Set to Usher in Extraordinary School Year
January 2020 - 2020 will be an extraordinary year for school education in Queensland with enrolments set to spike and Year 12s to sit external assessments for the first time in almost 50 years.Read more