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A capacity management plan (CMP) is one of the strategies the department uses to support government schools that have more demand for enrolment than available places.
A capacity management plan helps a school return to or maintain sustainable enrolment numbers, which helps children attend their local school.
The department has been using capacity management plans since 2009. They are developed based on need, not on the location of the school. Capacity management plans are not unique to South Australia – they are used nationally.
Schools with a capacity management plan (CMP)
The schools below have a capacity management plan in place. To find out the details of each school’s capacity management plan, download the government gazette notice.
Adelaide Botanic High School
Adelaide High School
Aldinga Payinthi College
Burnside Primary School
East Marden Primary School
Felixstow Community School
Glenunga International High School
Linden Park Primary School
Mark Oliphant College
- CMP Gazette notice (PDF 3.3MB)
- School zone map and contact details
- Preschool catchment map and contact details
Mawson Lakes School
Morialta Secondary College
North Adelaide Primary School
Norwood International High School
Riverbanks College B-12
Roma Mitchell Secondary College
Rose Park Primary School
Trinity Gardens School
Reasons for a capacity management plan
Some of the reasons there might be more enrolment demand than a school can accept include:
- changes in the demographics of the local area
- increases in local housing development and population.
How capacity management plans work
A capacity management plan outlines the specific enrolment criteria for each school. For example, specifying how many students can be enrolled in a given year level.
The department develops each capacity management plan by working with the school and local education director.
Following approval by the Minister, the capacity management plan is published in the South Australian Government Gazette and reviewed as required.
Other capacity management strategies
Other capacity management strategies the department uses include:
- providing more accommodation
- school zones
- new educational facilities.