Nearest Appropriate School

Definition of nearest appropriate school is:

  • The closest school to the home of the student; or
  • The closest integrated school of a special character with which the caregivers identify to the home of the student.

There are situations where the nearest school is not appropriate for the purposes of determining eligibility. Below are examples of schools that can be excluded when determining eligibility and the next nearest appropriate school will be used:

  • School is a single-sex boys or girls school (of the wrong gender);
  • School is a special character school with which the caregiver does not identify; or
  • School is an integrated school.

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