ScR Primary Transition

The ScR Primary Transition report provides information on what the destination secondary schools are for a primary school.

This report is available only to the School Communications and Engagement (SCE) unit.

How will this report benefit me?

Users can view the destination schools for a primary school, including non-government secondary schools. SCE staff can use this information to understand where parents are choosing to send primary students to high school and whether the choices are changing over time.

What does the ScR Enrolment report provide?

The following visualisations are available in this report:

Top Destination Secondary Schools

  • This column chart displays the top 10 secondary destination schools for the selected primary school. Note that there may be more than 10 schools displayed where 2 or more schools are equal to the 10th.
  • 10 years of historical data will eventually be included, however, the earliest year displayed is 2011. This is due to the 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 went to interstate/overseas secondary schools, or they did not do the NAPLAN 7 assessment, so a future record was not found for them. For example, schools near the border with another state will have a large unknown component. This indicates that students may have gone to a high school in the state across the border. Due to privacy reasons we only receive NAPLAN data for NSW.

School Contribution %

  • This doughnut chart displays all known secondary schools that students in the selected primary school went to for their secondary education.
  • Non-government schools are included where known. This is based on NAPLAN 5 and 7 data, i.e. for students at the selected primary school, the school they attended for the NAPLAN 7 assessment is listed.
  • Click on the Focus Mode button in the top right-hand corner to expand the chart and view all schools.

Year 7 Destination High Schools

  • This table displays all known destination high schools with the number of students that went to each school.
  • The total shown at the bottom of the table is the number of students enrolled at the selected primary school in Year 5.

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

  • School Name – Choose a school in this slicer first. This will select the local area to analyse.

  • School Distance Band Name – Choose one or more distance bands to view. Note that they are set up as concentric rings. To view all schools within 10km of the proximity school, you need to select both the 5km and 10km distance bands.

  • Selected School Name by Distance – Once the previous two slicers are set, all schools within the selected distance band and sector will appear in this slicer. Use this slicer to select or deselect schools to appear in the chart.

  • Year 5 Enrolment Year – use this slicer to select a cohort, i.e. the students who were enrolled in Year 5 in the selected calendar year.

What should I look for?

  • Are principals enrolling more out-of-zone students than they should?
  • Are many students in the project high school’s feeder schools going onto non-government secondary schools?
  • Are there any high schools that are increasing or decreasing the number of students they take? 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 7 (either out of state or outside Australia), and students who were enrolled in a NSW non-government school and did not do the NAPLAN 7 assessment.
  • Be aware that the “unknown” component may be quite large until 2-3 years after the selected Year 5 enrolment year. This is because, for children who went to non-government high schools, there is no data available until data is released for their NAPLAN 7 exam in August. Once this is released, we will be able to track which schools those students have gone to.
  • Note that because there is a 2-year lag in the availability of this data, we have hidden the latest 2 calendar years from this report. This is not a reporting error.
  • Annual enrolment census – student-level data. For all students in Year 5 at the selected primary school or cluster, the school they attended for Year 7 (i.e. 2 years later) is identified.

Where does this data come from?

  • NAPLAN – where a year 7 record was not found in the enrolment data for a student, but a NAPLAN 7 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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