Prahran High School

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Construction Commenced - May 2017

Construction on the new Prahran High School has commenced at 144 High Street, Prahran.

Prahran High School will provide a standalone co-educational secondary school for 650 students. The school will open in Term 1, 2019 with its first cohort of year 7. The school will be built adjacent to an existing educational precinct that includes Melbourne Polytechnic and the National Institute of Circus Arts.

This new school will take a vertical form and will feature an open atrium at the centre of the building, modern teaching areas, a main performance space and outdoor areas on every level.  A series of cascading bleachers will interconnect the various levels allowing for ease of circulation while also promoting social interaction and physical movement.

Demolition of the old building at the site has commenced and the project is currently in the detailed design stage. The next stage is for major works which should commence mid-2017.

Learn more about the project on the Victorian School Building Authority website.

Planning Underway - November 2016

Planning is underway for the new Prahran High School.

The site for the new school is located on the former Swinburne University campus on High St in Prahran, and will be able to accommodate 650 students. Prahran High School will provide a standalone co-educational 7-12 school for the Prahran community.

Principal design consultant Gray Puksand have been appointed to design the facility.

In November the Minister for Education invited community members to an event that focused on the proposal for Prahran High School.

The information evening, which was held on Monday 9 November 2015, included leading specialists in their field that spoke about the educational and architectural possibilities for inner city schools, including the planned Prahran High School.

Members from the South Melbourne Park New School Planning Group and Richmond New School Planning Groups attended on the night. An update on plans for the establishment of the new Prahran High School was also provided.

For more information on Prahran High School, please visit:

Victorian Department of Education and Training

Victorian School Building Authority