Co-educational from 2018

Since 1896, Guildford Grammar School has provided an outstanding education and helped shape some of Western Australia’s finest leaders.

While forever founded in history, our values and traditions have evolved over time to equip each new generation with the skills they need to succeed.

We are excited to announce that our School will soon write a new chapter in our history as we move to become fully co-educational, welcoming both boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 12.

This process will begin in 2018, when we open Year 7, Year 8 and Year 11 to girls. By 2019, we will have girls in all years, and in 2020, we plan to introduce boarding for girls in the Senior School.

The move to co-education is a natural evolution for our School. It builds on our 40 years of successful Preparatory School co-education and will allow all of our students to finish their senior schooling at Guildford Grammar School.

We currently have more than one hundred girls enrolled at the Preparatory School and for many years have fielded inquiries and suggestions from our parent community about extending co-education to all years.

The Council’s unanimous decision to adopt a fully co-education model will ensure that from 2018 onwards our female students will have the opportunity to continue their education with us.

Both girls and boys will learn in an environment that mirrors the world in which they live, where men and women strive together to work, collaborate and succeed as equals.

Here you will find a brochure which seeks to answer some of the initial questions you may have as to how we will implement the changes and what the research tells us about the impact of co-education on academic performance.  We have also developed a set of Frequently Asked Questions, which you may find useful.

Importantly, the brochure also provides details on how you can be involved in our next steps. I encourage everyone – students, parents, Old Guildfordians and community members – to attend our community workshops, the second of which will be held on 15 February 2017, from 6.00pm at the David Lawe Davies Centre (DLD).  To register, please click here.  

As we embrace the benefits of co-education, we will respect and preserve the values and traditions that have defined our School for more than a century.

It is time for Guildford Grammar School to take this next step and I ask you to join us as we Go Forward, Together.


 
Stephen Webber
Headmaster


 
Inspiring students to achieve personal excellence and to be outstanding citizens who work to create a just, loving and peaceful society.