The State Government has announced its decision to build a new local intake secondary school, Inner City College (planning name), on Kitchener Park in Subiaco.

The inner city has been identified as the best location for a new school as it is at the heart of the population growth in this area.

The new school will have world class facilities for students from Years 7 to 12 and be built for 2000 students to ease student enrolment pressures at several schools in the inner and western suburbs. Inner City College will also have a Gifted and Talented academic program.

The announcement means the local intake areas for Churchlands Senior High School, Mount Lawley Senior High School and Shenton College have been amended to create a local intake area for the new Inner City College. These will be released shortly and will come into effect from the start of 2020 when Inner City College opens with its first cohort of Year 7 students.

I would like to reassure you that if your child is enrolled at their local secondary school in 2019, they will be able to complete their schooling there. They will not have to change schools.

Additionally, if you currently live within a school’s local intake area and your local intake area changes to Inner City College you will have the choice to enrol your children at your current local intake school or Inner City College.

Further information is on the Department’s website.