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Private and public schools: An update

The Sydney Morning Herald published its annual analysis of public and private school enrolments last week. So I thought I’d have a look behind the stats to see if there is more nuance when you dive a little deeper. The Herald’s key message was: An annual stocktake of the nation’s schools, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Friday, shows parents continuing a shift away from private education that first started three years ago. My view is that there is a move back towards the government system. That’s mostly in the primary years. At secondary schools, though, what is largely happening is a continuation of the move towards the independent schools (which is a combination of the very expensive GPS style private schools, and alternative local schools). But the sector that is losing out here is the catholic system, with the government secondary schools largely maintaining their share of…