Liverpool boys, girls high schools set to become one

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They are located right next to each other for decades, and now Liverpool Boys and Girls High Schools are set to become one as part of plans to create a new co-educational high school.

The NSW Government has confirmed that following extensive consultation with the community it will deliver a new co-educational high school in Liverpool by bringing together the two existing single sex high schools into a brand new school build.

It means the two high schools will come together within the area’s new health and education precinct, as part of the NSW Government’s $3.5 billion commitment to new and upgraded schools in Western Sydney.

The two schools are located in the heart of the Liverpool town centre, behind the gigantic Liverpool Hospital complex.

“One of my goals as the local member has been to create pathways for our young people’s futures right here in Liverpool,’’ says Member for Liverpool Charishma Kaliyanda.

“Today’s announcement is a significant step in realising that vision.

“The consolidation of Liverpool Boys and Girls into a single, brand-new co-educational campus is an essential milestone in creating a ‘cradle-to-PhD’ education precinct in the Liverpool CBD.

“Liverpool’s population surge has caused us to assess the suitability of our existing local schools.

“This redevelopment is about creating state-of-the-art secondary schooling for our modern city,” Ms Kaliyanda said.

The proposed new school will cater for up to 2,000 students, with facilities including new teaching spaces and a new library. 

Community consultation, undertaken in 2022, found support for co-educational schooling in the area, particularly among future high school parents. 

Among future parents surveyed, 56 per cent stated a preference for a co-educational high school, contrasted with 18 per cent who said they would prefer a single-sex school.  

The new co-educational school will offer an expanded range of subjects for students, with purpose-built facilities to deliver specialised pathways into health and higher education. 

In recognition of the preferences of some students and families, the co-educational schools will also provide opportunities for single-sex-focused classes and activities.

The new school will form part of the Liverpool Health and Education Sub Precinct, in collaboration with NSW Health, TAFE NSW and the Liverpool City Council.  

Planning for the new school build is underway, with concept designs to be shared in coming months.

As the schools come together, they will work with local primary schools to ensure a strong transition process from primary to high school for local students.

The NSW Department of Education will update the community as the project progresses. 

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