Providing public education
We provide high quality education for children and young people throughout Western Australia, helping each to achieve academic and personal success.
We work with parents, families, agencies and organisations to prepare students with the skills, understandings and values to achieve their best and make a positive contribution to society.
In Semester 1, 2021, there were 319,574 students in Kindergarten to Year 12 across 822 public schools Statewide. This was 2,206 more students than in Semester 1, 2020. Public schools’ market share decreased, from 67.9% in 2020 to 67.5% in 2021. Enrolment and school information is in Appendix 1.
In 2020–21, we were the largest public sector employer in the State, with 41,588 full-time equivalent staff. Most of our staff (96.4%) were employed in public schools.