The Associations of Independent Schools of New South Wales and South Australia and Independent Schools Queensland commissioned a nationwide survey, conducted by UMR Research Pty Ltd, to explore community attitudes towards independent schooling. The survey was undertaken in November and December 2009 and examined:
- perceptions of schooling in Australia, including perceptions of government, Catholic and independent schools,
- attitudes towards different types of schools,
- knowledge and understanding of state and federal school funding arrangements and
- attitudes towards the school funding arrangements.
The results of the survey are presented in this document.