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Primary school assessment changes to cater for demand

Image: There has been more than 3.8 million student attendances since the program began in July 2015.


More than 80% of schools have registered with the Australian Government’s $200 million Sporting Schools program.

National Program Operations Director Robert Bennett says demand for program funding is greater than ever and, as a result, the program needs to prioritise applications for primary school grants.


“From Term 3, Sporting Schools will implement an open competitive process to ensure equal access to funding,” Bennett says. 


“Those schools who have received the least number of grants over the past year will be prioritised.”  

As a secondary ranking measure, Bennett says schools who propose to engage a higher proportion of their school population will also be ranked higher.

So far, there has been more than 3.8 million student attendances and more than 6500 schools funded since the program began in July 2015.

Thanks to the Federal Government’s May Budget, Sporting Schools has been extended until the end of 2019.

The initiative, targeting both primary and secondary schools, is designed to help schools to increase children's participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities.

Please see our Funding page for more details.