Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS)


This index page provides links to data on number of students involved with the Ongoing resourcing scheme (ORS) as at 1 July.

ORS provides support for a very small number of students, with the highest level of need for special education, to help them join in and learn alongside other children at school. Students are funded under either a Very High or a High needs level, and in 2010 a third ‘extension’ category was created to include an additional 400 students with moderate-to-high special needs, who were older than nine and had missed out on the ORS by a narrow margin in the past.

As at 1 July 2013, there were 7,938 students receiving ORS funding. These students represented 1% of the total schooling population. Boys made up 65% of students receiving ORS funding, and the ethnic distribution matched that of the general schooling population. There were 5,850 students (74%) funded at High Need, 1,778 students (22%) funded at Very High need, and 310 students (4%) funded under the extension category of ORS.

The chart below provides a number of downloads relating to the number of students in ORS funding Scheme.

 Downloads: File Size & Type
 Microsoft Excel Icon  Number of Students by Time Series 2005-2013 [MS Excel 83KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon  ORS by Students Ethnicity & Age 2005-2013 [MS Excel 61KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon  ORS by Student Ethnicity & Regional Council 2005-2013 [MS Excel 71KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon  ORS by Student Ethnicity & Territorial Authority 2005-2013 [MS Excel 248KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon  ORS by Student Gender & Ethnicity 2005-2013 [MS Excel 42KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon  ORS by Student Gender & Age 2005-2013 [MS Excel 42KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon  ORS by Student Gender & Regional Council 2005-2013 [MS Excel 44KB]
 Microsoft Excel Icon  ORS by Student Gender & Territorial Authority 2005-2013 [MS Excel 111KB]


Downloads / Links

Indicator Icon  Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS)

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