AsP Primary Feeder

The AsP Primary Feeder report provides information on what the feeder primary schools are for a secondary cluster and its schools.

This report is available only to Asset Planners in the Planning and Demography unit.

How will this report benefit me?

Users can view the feeder schools for high schools in a secondary cluster, including non-government primary schools. Asset planners can use this information to understand where their enrolments are coming from.

It also allows comparison with non-government school enrolments; increasing or decreasing non-government enrolments have a direct impact on the number of places that need to be made available for students in government schools.

What does the AsP Primary Feeder report provide?

The following visualisations are available in this report:

Top Primary Schools

  • This column chart displays the top 10 primary feeder schools (by number of enrolments) for the selected cluster or high school.
  • 10 years of historical data will eventually be included, however the earliest year displayed is 2011.  This is due to unavailability of high-quality data prior to this year.
  • Non-government schools are included where known.
  • Some schools and years have a column labelled “unknown”. This means the students came from interstate/overseas primary schools, or they did not do the NAPLAN 5 assessment, so a prior record has not been found for them. For example schools/clusters near the border with another state will have a large unknown component. This indicates the commencing Y7 students went to primary schools in the state across the border.  Due to privacy legislation we only receive NAPLAN data for NSW.
  • If there are more than 10 schools listed, this means there are multiple schools in the equal 10th spot. This is not a report error.

School contribution %

  • This doughnut chart displays all known primary schools that contributed students to the selected cluster/school.
  • Non-government schools are included where known. This is based on NAPLAN 5 and 7 data, i.e. for students at the selected secondary cluster/school, their NAPLAN 5 school is listed.
  • Click on the Focus Mode button on the top right-hand corner to expand the chart and view all schools.
  • Hover over any slice to view the primary school name and number of students.
  • The “Unknown” component indicates a prior record was not found for some students.

Year 5 Feeder Schools

  • This table displays all known contributor primary schools with the number of students that came from each school.
  • The total at the bottom of the table equals the number of students who commenced at the selected high school or cluster in the selected year.

Use the following slicers to select a cluster and analyse the data:


Use this slicer to select a cluster and its schools to analyse. You can scroll to find the cluster you need, or use the search bar at the top of the slicer.


  • To improve report loading times, this slicer will default to the first cluster in the list.
  • You can only select one cluster at a time in this report.
  • Click on the arrow to the left of the cluster name to view the schools for a cluster. You can select a single school from the cluster to view, or the whole cluster.
  • This slicer controls both charts. The cluster and schools displayed in the charts will change based on the cluster selected.

Year 7 Enrolment Year

Use this slicer to select a cohort, i.e. the Year 7 students who commenced in the selected year.

What should I look for?

  • Are principals enrolling more out-of-zone students than they should?
  • Are we getting many secondary enrolments from non-government primary schools? This may inform future demographic projections for the cluster.
  • Are there any schools that are increasing or decreasing the number of students they contribute? If there have been no boundary changes this may indicate a change of parental choice.
  • The “unknown” component is made up of students who were not enrolled in NSW in year 5 (either out of state or outside Australia), and students who were not enrolled in a NSW government school, and did not do the NAPLAN 5 assessment.
  • Annual enrolment census – student level data. For all students commencing Year 7 at the selected high school or cluster, their Year 5 school is identified.

Where does this data come from?

  • NAPLAN – where a year 5 record was not found in the enrolment data for a student, but a NAPLAN 5 record was found, this is used instead.

How frequently is data updated?

  • Historical enrolments are updated annually after the Enrolment census is completed in August.
  • NAPLAN data is updated annually after NAPLAN results are released.
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