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Historical information about NSW government schools (1848-2019)

These datasets contain information about current and former government schools in NSW since 1848.

Data notes:

  • Schools that operated as various types of schools have multiple entries.

  • Schools with more than one name are listed under the most recent name of the school.

  • The name of each school starts with the main part of their name. Words like The, or Upper, or North are treated as subsidiary.

  • Schools with the same name are distinguished by numbers. They are numbered according to the date at which the school first used the name.

  • An entry for a half-time school generally identifies a partner schools under its latest name.

  • This dataset may not include the latest changes in the status of schools.

  • For further information about this dataset, please refer to the glossary of school types and database facts from the history of government schools website.

Data source:

  • Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation. NSW Department of Education.

Data and Resources


Additional Info

Field Value
Title Historical information about NSW government schools (1848-2019)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Landing Page https://data.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/41630896-10be-46da-98c3-ddbaefbbcbcd
Date Published 2017-10-09
Date Updated 2024-06-26
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 1848-01-01 - 2019-01-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal Data.NSW
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education