Twenty-nine schools announced in latest intake of Independent Public Schools

  • Twenty-nine successful schools will commence Semester 2, 2020 as Independent Public Schools taking the total number to 610 in Western Australia
  • Five brand new schools are scheduled to open as IPS in 2021
  • The eighth intake of IPS since 2009 
  • Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today revealed the names of schools set to become Independent Public Schools (IPS) in Western Australia in Semester 2, 2020.

    Twenty-nine schools make up the eighth intake of IPS and include 15 metropolitan schools and 14 regional schools spanning the Goldfields, Kimberley, Mid-West, South-West and Wheatbelt.

    Among the successful schools are 21 primary schools and an education support centre.

    There are now 610 Independent Public Schools including the 29 schools announced today.

    Five brand new schools opening in 2021 are scheduled to open as Independent Public Schools. These schools are Sunningdale Primary School, Brabham Primary School, Southern River Primary School, Harrisdale North Primary School and Baldivis South Primary School.

    Becoming an Independent Public School provides an opportunity to build on existing school and community partnerships.

    The list of the latest Independent Public Schools is attached.

    As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

    “The Independent Public School program draws on the strong relationships schools have with their local communities and gives them the autonomy to make decisions that best suit their students, staff and families.”

    “I am pleased to announce that among the latest Independent Public Schools intake, are schools from across the State – from the Kimberley to the South-West.”

    New Independent Public Schools – Semester 2, 2020

    1. Allanson Primary School (near Collie)
    2. Anzac Terrace Primary School, Bassendean
    3. Balcatta Primary School
    4. Bayswater Primary School
    5. Braeside Primary School, Katanning
    6. Brunswick Junction Primary School
    7. Carnarvon Community College
    8. Clifton Park Primary School
    9. Coogee Primary School
    10. Dardanup Primary School
    11. East Kimberley College
    12. Forrestfield Primary School
    13. Geraldton Primary School
    14. Gingin District High School
    15. Harvey Primary School
    16. Herne Hill Primary School
    17. Hillcrest Primary School, Bayswater
    18. Kenwick School
    19. Lathlain Primary School
    20. Narrogin Senior High School
    21. Northam Senior High School
    22. Northampton District High School
    23. Nulsen Primary School, Esperance
    24. South Thornlie Primary School
    25. Walliston Primary School
    26. Waroona District High School
    27. West Leeming Primary School
    28. Woodlupine Primary School, Forrestfield
    29. Yarloop Primary School

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