Wurrumiyanga community has a population of 1600 people, including
around 350 school students. Wurrumiyanga has two schools – Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School (MCPS) and Xavier Catholic College. Together they form the Catholic Education Precinct.
Smaller Tiwi communities only cater for students to Year 8. At Wurrumiyanga, students can stay at school and receive a quality Catholic education from pre-school to Year 13.