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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.

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Potential School Sites

Useful information and resources to help anyone researching where to place a new school or campus.

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ISQ Briefings - Urgent need for school infrastructure

19 November 2019 - In the final issue of Briefings for 2019, Executive Director David Robertson discusses the urgent need for school infrastructure in the independent sector, while Director (Education Services) Josephine Wise examines the research around emotional leadership.

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