Schools in New South Wales have seen the start of benefits from the multi-billion dollar education funding reforms installed by the previous federal government.

The funding reforms were based on the recommendations in a report by education research David Gonski.

The needs-based allocations mean more than $2.5 million will be given to schools in Tamworth, and over $2.8 million to those in the Northern Tablelands electorate.

It is a significant boost for the Ashford Central School, which will receive a 154 per cent increase over previous years, even more for Bundarra Central School – now seeing 333 per cent more funds than before.

Several sites in the Tamworth electorate will now receive funding increases close to a hundred per cent from the new federal system.