Expand Sydney Secondary College’s Leichhardt campus

The Inner West has experienced an unprecedented baby boom in recent years and we are in urgent need of a plan to address this ongoing growth. 

The Greens have a plan to increase local school space now, starting with Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus.

Join us in asking the State government to hand over the adjacent disused land to provide our local students with the space they need to learn:

Dear Minister,

The Inner West has experienced an unprecedented baby boom in recent years and we are in urgent need of a plan to address this ongoing growth.

Sydney Secondary College’s Leichhardt campus enrolments have increased by 70% over the past 11 years. There are now about 950 students at the school – its effective capacity.

Demographic data and enrolments at feeder primary schools show that this demand will increase in the coming years.

Population density of children aged 0-4 in the Balmain electorate is 5 times higher than the state-wide average.

This density will only increase. In the decade to 2011, there was a 26% growth in the number of children aged 0-14, compared to 5% growth Sydney-wide.

I call on the State government to hand over the adjacent disused land to provide our local students with the space they need to learn.

Yours sincerely,

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    we need this urgently
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  • @Simon_A_Wood tweeted link to this page. 2014-05-16 18:04:01 +1000
    Please sign the petition: Expand Leichhardt Secondary School http://www.jamieparker.org/expandleichhardtssc?recruiter_id=55664
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    Please sign the petition: Expand Leichhardt Secondary School
  • signed 2014-05-16 17:40:21 +1000
    Good work Great school!
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  • signed 2014-05-16 08:31:57 +1000
    My kids are 5 and 6 years old and I am very worried if we are unable to afford to send them to private schools what their options will be for high school. Even Leichhardt by the time my kids reach high school will have huge numbers. There needs to be another option in Annandale or the inner west for another public high school… Thanks
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  • signed 2014-05-15 22:43:54 +1000
    Isn’t obvious? Anyone who has spent any time in the inner west can see the growing education demands for our community. Please don’t let this opportunity be missed for generations of kids.
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