Inner City North State Secondary College

About the project

The new Inner City North State Secondary College (SSC) will be delivered in conjunction with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The school will be a flagship, future-focused educational facility for Years 7-12 in Brisbane's inner north.

The school will be located on St Pauls Terrace and Brookes Street in Fortitude Valley. The school will service growing communities in and around Fortitude Valley, Newstead, Bowen Hills and New Farm and relieve enrolment pressure on Kelvin Grove State College. The school will open in 2020 to Year 7 students and will grow each year to 2025 when it will accommodate 1,500 students in Years 7-12.

The new school will be the first inner Brisbane state high school to be built in over 50 years and will adopt a vertical design solution to reflect its inner urban setting. Technology will be a key part of the new school with innovative and future-focused approaches, supported by strong university and community partnerships.

The school will open in in a staged approach:

  1. Brookes Street Precinct – open for Year 7 in Term 1, 2020; and
  2. St Pauls Precinct – completed during 2020.

School design

The concept design for the Inner City North State Secondary College is now available. This design provides an initial concept of the school layout (PDF, 4.9MB). During the detailed design, aspects of the design may vary.

School construction

Hutchinson Builders have been awarded the design and construct contract for Stage 1 of the new Inner City North SSC.

Meet the Principal

Ms Sharon Barker has been appointed as founding Principal of the new Inner City North SSC. Ms Barker has a wealth of experience as a teacher and leader in Queensland state schools. Ms Barker is working closely with the local community to establish the values and culture for the new school.

Watch the Meet the Principal video to find out more about Ms Barker’s thoughts on the new school.

Community consultation

The Department of Education has undertaken community consultation to inform the planning, design and development of the new school. This has included workshops with nearby schools, QUT, local business and community groups.

There will be further opportunities for the community to provide feedback as the project progresses.


Last updated 12 June 2019

About the project

The new Inner City North State Secondary College (SSC) will be delivered in conjunction with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The school will be a flagship, future-focused educational facility for Years 7-12 in Brisbane's inner north.

The school will be located on St Pauls Terrace and Brookes Street in Fortitude Valley. The school will service growing communities in and around Fortitude Valley, Newstead, Bowen Hills and New Farm and relieve enrolment pressure on Kelvin Grove State College. The school will open in 2020 to Year 7 students and will grow each year to 2025 when it will accommodate 1,500 students in Years 7-12.

The new school will be the first inner Brisbane state high school to be built in over 50 years and will adopt a vertical design solution to reflect its inner urban setting. Technology will be a key part of the new school with innovative and future-focused approaches, supported by strong university and community partnerships.

The school will open in in a staged approach:

  1. Brookes Street Precinct – open for Year 7 in Term 1, 2020; and
  2. St Pauls Precinct – completed during 2020.

School design

The concept design for the Inner City North State Secondary College is now available. This design provides an initial concept of the school layout (PDF, 4.9MB). During the detailed design, aspects of the design may vary.

School construction

Hutchinson Builders have been awarded the design and construct contract for Stage 1 of the new Inner City North SSC.

Meet the Principal

Ms Sharon Barker has been appointed as founding Principal of the new Inner City North SSC. Ms Barker has a wealth of experience as a teacher and leader in Queensland state schools. Ms Barker is working closely with the local community to establish the values and culture for the new school.

Watch the Meet the Principal video to find out more about Ms Barker’s thoughts on the new school.

Community consultation

The Department of Education has undertaken community consultation to inform the planning, design and development of the new school. This has included workshops with nearby schools, QUT, local business and community groups.

There will be further opportunities for the community to provide feedback as the project progresses.


Last updated 12 June 2019