Primary Re-enrolment Rate

The Primary Re-enrolment Rate report provides information on how many students re-enrol at the primary school they were enrolled in for Kindergarten.

This report is available to schools.

How will this report benefit me?

School staff can view the re-enrolment rate for a primary school. School staff can use this information to understand whether their school has a low re-enrolment rate compared to statistically similar schools, and where students are moving to.

What does the Primary Re-enrolment Rate report provide?

The following visualisations are available in this report:

School Re-enrolment compared to SSSG
  • This line chart displays the re-enrolment rate for the selected primary school.
  • The scholastic year is on the x-axis.
  • The re-enrolment rate % is on the y-axis. The re-enrolment rate in kindergarten is always 100%, as this is the original cohort.
  • Hover over any data point to view the actual number of students remaining in that year.
  • Re-enrolment is defined as the number of students re-enrolling at the same school, from the original Kindergarten cohort who commenced in the selected year. Students who joined the school after kindergarten are excluded from the chart.
  • 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.
  • The school’s re-enrolment rate is always compared against the SSSG.
Destination Primary Schools
  • This doughnut chart displays all known destination primary schools for students who did not re-enrol in the selected school.
  • Click on the Focus Mode button on the top right-hand corner to expand the chart and view all schools.
  • Note that where the destination school is unknown, it will not appear on this chart. Therefore the total number of students who have left, as shown in the School Re- enrolment Chart, will usually be larger than the number of students shown in the Destination Primary Schools chart.
  • This chart shows the destination schools for all students from the cohort who left. It does not identify which students left in which years.

Use the following slicers to filter and analyse the data:

  • Schools – Choose a school in this slicer first.
  • Kindergarten Enrolment Year – use this slicer to select a cohort, i.e. the students who were enrolled in Kindergarten in the selected calendar year.

What should I look for?

  • Are many students in my school leaving to go to other schools?
  • Are there particular scholastic years with a steeper drop-off, e.g. Year 5? This may indicate many students move into opportunity classes in other public schools, or into non-government schools.
  • Are there any particular destination schools that are preferred by students who leave their original school? If there have been no zone changes, this may indicate a change of parental choice.

Where does this data come from?

  • Annual enrolment census. This report compares where a student was enrolled in Kindergarten, with subsequent enrolments in each scholastic year.
  • NAPLAN – school where a student sat the Y3 and Y5 assessments. Where a student did not re-enrol at their original school, and a subsequent enrolment cannot be found in other government schools, NAPLAN data is used to identify the school they re- enrolled in.

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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