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Go-ahead for new western suburbs secondary school

 | 28 September 2016

The much-anticipated new secondary school for Perth’s western suburbs has been given the go-ahead, with $60 million set aside for the first stage of the City Beach secondary school.

The new City Beach College (planning name) will be built on the former City Beach High School site on Kalinda Drive and will be ready for its first intake of Year 7 students in 2020.

Director General Sharyn O’Neill said the new school would complement the high calibre of public education already available in the western suburbs.

“The exceptional success of schools like Shenton College, Churchlands Senior High School and Mount Lawley Senior High School has led to unprecedented growth in student enrolments at these schools,” she said.

“The new secondary school in City Beach will ease enrolment pressure on these existing schools and provide parents in the area with another option for an outstanding public education for their children.”

City Beach College will have up to 250 Year 7 students when it opens in 2020. When construction is completed, it will be able to accommodate 1600 students from Years 7 to 12.

In addition to the building works already scheduled for Shenton College and Churchlands Senior High School, Carine Senior High School will also be expanded to help meet the growing demand for school places.

“These changes will create a new era for schools in Perth’s western suburbs, and I look forward to this new chapter of public education in WA,” Ms O’Neill said.

The International School of Western Australia and the Japanese School in Perth, which are currently leasing the City Beach site, have agreed to relocate to the Doubleview Primary School site and the City Beach Primary School site respectively.

Doubleview Primary School will receive a brand new $15.4 million school to allow for the relocation.

There will be changes to the local intake areas for Shenton College, Mount Lawley Senior High School and Churchlands Senior High School to accommodate the intake area for the new City Beach College.

The new intake areas will be announced next year and will take effect when the new school opens in 2020, however current secondary students will not be affected.

For further information visit the building our schools page.