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150 years: Inglewood Primary School

Learn about the history of Inglewood Primary School, one of Victoria's oldest public schools.

Key information

77 Sullivan Street, Inglewood, 3517
1 October 1870
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Other names:
Inglewood Common School, Inglewood State School

The history of Inglewood Primary School

  • 1870s

    Inglewood opened as a common school in 1870. The first head teacher was Thomas M. Thompson. The school replaced Inglewood Common School (No. 456) on the same site. 

    The school became a state school at some stage between 1873 and 1878. 

  • 1888

    Head teacher Thomas M. Thompson left the school in 1888.

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Inglewood Primary School in 1970.

  • 2022

    Inglewood Primary School is still in operation.

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