The department actively monitors enrolment growth throughout Queensland to ensure all children, no matter where they live, have access to quality educational facilities.
When planning for new schools, the department considers the capacity of the existing network, the ability to expand existing schools, growth in the local student population and land availability. These reviews inform the decision to establish new schools at the appropriate time and in the correct location to meet student demand. This planning work is an important step in prioritising future investments in new school infrastructure.
The 2 new schools opening in 2024 are:
The department is actively planning for the delivery of 7 new schools in 2025 and 2026:
The department is currently determining the opening year for the below schools:
The department is also continuing planning for a number of new schools*, including:
- a new state school at Burpengary East
- a new high school in Greater Flagstone
- a new special school in Springfield/Redbank
- a new state school in Springfield
- a new state school in Toowoomba.
*No investment decision has been made regarding these future schools. Timing will be dependent on ongoing monitoring and analysis of the population growth in these areas.