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Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding table

The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) was developed to ensure a fair, efficient and transparent allocation of the state public education budget for every school. The model recognises that students and school communities are not all the same and that they have different needs which require different levels of support.

Data Notes:

  • RAM funding represents the total funding for the four equity loadings and the three base allocation loadings, a total of seven loadings. The equity loadings are socio-economic, Aboriginal background, English language proficiency and low-level adjustment for disability. The base loadings are location, professional learning and per capita.

  • The RAM funding table provides a sum total of the seven loadings for each NSW public school.

  • Every school receives a School Budget Allocation Report (SBAR) in October showing the full school funding allocation for the following year. This includes each school's allocations for the seven loadings of the RAM as well as staffing and operational funding.

  • Every school receives School Budget Allocation Report (SBAR) Adjustments in April/May confirming the full school funding allocation for the current year.

  • Changes in school funding are the result of changes to student needs and/or student enrolments.

  • Data is refreshed after each SBAR cycle.

  • For more information on the RAM, visit Schools funding.

Data Source:

  • Strategic Schools Resourcing. NSW Department of Education.

Data and Resources


Additional Info

Field Value
Title Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding table
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency biannually
Landing Page https://data.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/3ea5010a-89bd-46bf-be2a-13c82cc0e1bb
Date Published 2017-02-12
Date Updated 2024-06-26
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2016-01-01 - 2024-06-30
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal Data.NSW
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education