Ardoch uses community data to identify areas with the highest need for educational support, such as Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) from ABS data. Our school partners have an Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage (ICSEA) value of under 1,000 (the average), or are slightly higher but have more than 25% of students in the bottom quartileFurther information about the ICSEA can be found here. More than 4,600 schools in Australia, across the government, independent and Catholic sectors have an ICSEA value of under 1,000.

We use the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data to identify target areas for our early years work where young children are particularly vulnerable when they start school, together with community data about socio-economic disadvantage. Further information about the AEDC can be found here.

Ardoch's office locations and contact details can be found on our Contact page.

Our partner schools and early YEARS SERVICES

Melbourne's West
Rest of Victoria
Western Australia