EAS schools lists

UAC is providing the following schools data for the information of all stakeholders in the Educational Access Schemes (EAS) program.

UAC has compiled this data from publicly available data sources.

UAC makes no decisions as to which schools are included in the relevant Commonwealth or State government programs or which schools are nominated by the Catholic Education Commission.

Similarly, UAC categorises schools in rural and regional areas of Australia according to criteria provided by its participating institutions and based on data sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Google maps.

EAS disadvantage codes

S01C – A school is included in educational disadvantage code S01C where the school is not in S01E and is:

    • a rural school in a town with a population of less than 10,000 people and a distance of at least 100km from the nearest centre with a population of 10,000

    or

    • a rural school in a town with a population of less than 5,000 people and a distance between 50km and 99km from the nearest centre with a population of 10,000.

S01E – A school is included in educational disadvantage code S01E where the school:

  • has been identified by the NSW Dept of Education and Communities (DEC) as among the most socio-economically disadvantaged in the NSW Government sector or
  • has been identified by the DEC as geographically isolated or participating in the Connected Communities program or
  • was formerly included in the Australian Government's National Partnership for Low-Socio-economic Status School Communities Program or
  • has been identified as comparable to school in the above categories by the Catholic Education Commission of NSW.

S01R – A school is included in educational disadvantage code S01R where the school:

    • is not listed in either S01C or S01E

    and

    • the postcode for the physical location of the school is classified as Inner Regional or Outer Regional or Remote or Very Remote by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) system as provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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