150 years: Ashby Common School

Learn about the history of Ashby Common School, one of Victoria’s oldest public schools.

Key information

1-7 Waratah Street, Geelong West, 3218
24 July 1855
31 December 1874
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Ashby School

The history of Ashby Common School

  • 1855

    Ashby was opened by the United Methodist Church.

    In its first year of operation, the average number of students was 39 (19 boys and 20 girls).

  • 1874

    The school closed in 1874.

    It was incorporated into Geelong West State School (No. 1492), which is now known as Ashby Primary School and is still in operation.

Can you help us find records for this school?

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) only holds historical correspondence records for this closed school. If you have any, or if you know of any, please let us know by emailing 150years@education.vic.gov.au