Introducing Highgate Primary School
Highgate Primary School is one of the oldest schools in the Perth metropolitan area with a rich and vibrant history. Highgate Primary School is less than 2 kilometres north from the centre of Perth city. The school is bounded by Lincoln Street, Bulwer Avenue, Bulwer Street and Grant Street.
Highgate Primary School opened on 1 November 1895 with 80 children. Buildings were then added as the student population grew. By 1897 there were so many children a separate Infants’ School needed to be built. The Infants’ School was eventually built in 1899. In 1975, the Infants’ and Senior schools were amalgamated to form Highgate Primary School.
To accommodate a rapidly growing student population, many additions have been made to the school. In 1999, the Undercover Area was built. In 2001, two purpose built demountables for Pre-Primary and Kindergarten were added to the school. In 2008, a new library was opened. In 2011, new additions to the school include a purpose built art room and new classrooms located behind the assembly area.
In 2017, work was completed on a new double storey, eight classroom, special purpose built early childhood centre.
In 2021 three additional classrooms have been added to our grounds. We now have 37 classrooms with another two located at our offsite kindergarten.
We currently have around 830 students, with projected growth each year.