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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

Detailed information you should consider if you are thinking about 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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Latest News & Events

Meeting the Needs of Parents

12 February 2019 -  ISQ ED David Robertson speaks to how independent schools are meeting parental needs and ISQ Director (Education Performance & Improvement) Mark Newham examines the benefits of an early childhood education.

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HALTs are Powerful Influencers

11 February 2019 - A record number of Queensland independent school teachers have signed up to have their teaching expertise and impact evaluated and confirmed through a prestigious national certification program.

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Parents Weigh Up School Choice

6 February 2019 - Independent Schools Queensland has released the latest What Parents Want survey insights into the driving forces that influence how and why parents choose independent schools.

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