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 2020, we enrolled 317,368 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in 818 public schools across the State. Public schools increased market share for the ninth consecutive year, up from 67.6% in 2019 to 67.9%. Enrolment and school information is in Appendix 1.
We were the largest public sector employer in the State, with 40,011 full-time equivalent staff. Most of our staff (96.5%) were employed in public schools.