Annual Review of Deciles – 2021

Official notices

Posted: 09 July 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAN7Q

The 2021 Decile Review is open and applications close on 20 September.

Each year, schools can apply for a decile review if they believe there has been a significant change in the school's roll profile since the original assessment was made.

Cabinet has agreed that deciles will not be recalculated using the 2018 Census information. The Ministry will continue to carry out decile reviews based on the 2013 Census data.

To apply for a decile review, schools need to supply information as outlined in the application pack. Application packs and information about how to apply are available on the Education Counts website.

Results will be available before the end of the 2021 school year.  Where reviews are successful and the decile will be lowered, the increased funding will apply from the beginning of the 2022 school year. 

Note: Indicative funding notices for the 2022 year (released in September 2021) will be calculated using a school’s current decile.

If a Board successfully applies for a decile review that results in them gaining eligibility for the donations scheme, they will be advised before the start of the school year.

Boards of Trustees will have until 1 March 2022 to consult with their communities and let us know their decision by filling in the online declaration form.

Schools will receive their donations funding as part of their April Operational Funding Instalment. The funding will be calculated based on the previous year’s July roll return.

Please note: If a school applies for a decile review and anticipates that they will be eligible to opt in to the donations scheme, they must not ask families for donations from the start of the school year.

You can email with any questions.