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New grants to get schools year 7 ready

25 June 2020

All government high schools, area schools and R-12 schools will share in $2.85 million in establishment grants to help prepare for incoming year 7 students in 2022.

Schools are expected to use the funding to update learning facilities and equipment, which may include painting walls, replacing carpet, installing lockers, preparing outdoor spaces or purchasing furniture and textbooks.

77 schools will each receive $15,000 for each Year 7 class they will gain in 2022, while a further 65 schools will receive $2,000 per class if they have already received funding for capital works.

The grants would help ensure South Australia is on track for the move of Year 7 to high school in 2022.

The grants, along with the major school upgrades already underway across the state, will make sure schools are well prepared to accommodate year 7 students and make their transition to high school as smooth as possible.

More information on Year 7 to High School.

More information on major school upgrades.