Inner Sydney High School

Photo of the front of the Inner Sydney High School showing the original building and new building behind.

A sustained local campaign for a new high school for Sydney began in 2010 and in 2015 had a win when the NSW government announced that it will refurbish the former Cleveland Street Intensive English High School site at the corner of Cleveland and Chalmers Streets, Surry Hills.

The new Inner Sydney High School opened in 2021 and has a capacity for up to 1200 students. When the catchment area for the new school was first announced in late 2018, parents living just across the road in Redfern were outraged to discover that their homes did not fall within the catchment area for the school, which stretched across the city to Double Bay and Woollahra but not into the neighbouring suburb.

 

Jenny called a community meeting, met with local campaigners and wrote to the minister to raise the communities concerns and demand answers. Subsequently, the community had a win with a revision to the catchment area made to include most of Redfern. Unfortunately however, parts of Darlington and East Redfern have not been included even though it is their closest and convenient school.

Inner Sydney HS catchment map
Read more about the Inner Sydney High School here.


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