Inner City South State Secondary College

Inner City South State Secondary College

Project overview

The new Inner City South State Secondary College (SSC) will deliver a contemporary education precinct in Brisbane's inner south. The new school will service the growing communities in and around Brisbane’s inner south and relieve enrolment pressure on Brisbane State High School (BSHS).

The school is expected to welcome its first intake of Year 7 students at the start of 2021 and will deliver an innovative and world class education through an exciting partnership with the University of Queensland (UQ).

The Inner City South SSC will:

  • relieve enrolment pressure on BSHS
  • increase capacity in Brisbane’s inner city schools network
  • provide a phased approach to transitioning from one catchment into two
  • prioritise the enrolment of local students.

School location

The Inner City South SSC in Dutton Park will sit proudly within Brisbane’s Knowledge Corridor – providing opportunities for collaborative partnerships with the UQ, the Ecosciences Precinct, the PA Hospital and other internationally recognised programs and facilities.

More information is available in the final Precinct Selection report (PDF, 3.3MB).

The Department of Education has purchased a property at 286 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park for the new Inner City South SSC. The site will enable the development of a school across a larger, single footprint while maintaining excellent connectivity with the Ecosciences Precinct and our project partner the UQ.

The property is within the Dutton Park precinct area initially identified for consideration through the Precinct Selection Report.

The Dutton Park location will support the inner south education network and accommodate future enrolment growth in the inner south Brisbane area. The location is well supported by transport infrastructure, including existing rail and bus networks and future Cross River Rail and Metro connections.

UQ partnership

The department has been working closely with University of Queensland to shape the vision and identity of this new school.

This partnership is a new and exciting opportunity to enable the new Inner City South SCC to create an outstanding place of learning in its rapidly changing urban context. The department will continue to work with UQ on the development of a Memorandum of Understanding and an Education Brief for the new school.


Last updated 5 November 2018

Inner City South State Secondary College

Project overview

The new Inner City South State Secondary College (SSC) will deliver a contemporary education precinct in Brisbane's inner south. The new school will service the growing communities in and around Brisbane’s inner south and relieve enrolment pressure on Brisbane State High School (BSHS).

The school is expected to welcome its first intake of Year 7 students at the start of 2021 and will deliver an innovative and world class education through an exciting partnership with the University of Queensland (UQ).

The Inner City South SSC will:

  • relieve enrolment pressure on BSHS
  • increase capacity in Brisbane’s inner city schools network
  • provide a phased approach to transitioning from one catchment into two
  • prioritise the enrolment of local students.

School location

The Inner City South SSC in Dutton Park will sit proudly within Brisbane’s Knowledge Corridor – providing opportunities for collaborative partnerships with the UQ, the Ecosciences Precinct, the PA Hospital and other internationally recognised programs and facilities.

More information is available in the final Precinct Selection report (PDF, 3.3MB).

The Department of Education has purchased a property at 286 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park for the new Inner City South SSC. The site will enable the development of a school across a larger, single footprint while maintaining excellent connectivity with the Ecosciences Precinct and our project partner the UQ.

The property is within the Dutton Park precinct area initially identified for consideration through the Precinct Selection Report.

The Dutton Park location will support the inner south education network and accommodate future enrolment growth in the inner south Brisbane area. The location is well supported by transport infrastructure, including existing rail and bus networks and future Cross River Rail and Metro connections.

UQ partnership

The department has been working closely with University of Queensland to shape the vision and identity of this new school.

This partnership is a new and exciting opportunity to enable the new Inner City South SCC to create an outstanding place of learning in its rapidly changing urban context. The department will continue to work with UQ on the development of a Memorandum of Understanding and an Education Brief for the new school.


Last updated 5 November 2018