Bradfield Senior College was one of the first senior high schools established by the NSW Department of Education and last year celebrated 20 years of working with parents and students in the pursuit of individual academic and vocational goals. The college is a co-educational senior high school catering for motivated Year 11 and 12 students seeking university or vocational pathways. The college has re-located to St Leonards in 2014 to be part of the new Learning and Innovation Campus, an initiative of the Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, servicing the Global IT Corridor and located within the medical hub of the lower North Shore.

Bradfield Senior College students have the opportunity to combine their school programs with certificate courses through accessing the pathways provided by TAFE. Bradfield Senior College offers excellent student outcomes, individual attention and a caring and supportive environment. The college is proud of its diverse student population, strong values of tolerance, workplace discipline code, a wide range of subject choices, experienced and innovative teachers and excellent facilities. A supportive relationship between staff and students is a vital component of Bradfield Senior College life. In this learning environment the individual is encouraged to be independent, creative and positive. At Bradfield Senior College both education and the development of work skills are important and learning is seen as a lifelong goal. Staff work to create a unique pathway for each student so they can better achieve their vocational goals. All students participate in structured workplace learning.

All our students undertake a vocational course in areas including Visual Arts & Design (Design Fundamentals, Furniture Making, Visual Arts & Contemporary Crafts, Fashion & Textiles), Performing Arts (Entertainment, Theatre Film & Radio, Musical Comedy, Music Industry), Hospitality — Commercial Cookery, Information Digital Technology, Media Journalism, Outdoor Recreation, Retail, Hospitality, Sport & Recreation and Tourism & Events.All courses are accredited as part of the HSC 

Courses: An extensive range of NSW Board courses including Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Community and Family Studies, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, English Studies, English Advanced, English Standard, English Extension I & II, Food Technology, Industrial Technology — Multimedia, Information Processes and Technology, Information Digital Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics General, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension, Modern History, Music 1, PD/Health/PE, Photography, Religion, Society and Culture, Software Design and Development, Senior Science, Sport Lifestyle & Recreation, Visual Arts, Visual Design, Work Studies. 

Welfare and personal development: Bradfield Senior College supports students who have an academic or creative focus and those who wish to enter the workplace as soon as they complete their HSC. The majority of Bradfield Senior College students complete their HSC in two years, including those who have elected to combine a HSC with a TAFE qualification. However, the curriculum can be packaged to enable students to do the HSC over three years.

Bradfield offers the opportunity for students who have completed Year 11 to join the college for their HSC and to study a vocational course where appropriate.

Enrolment: 500 students (Years 11 and 12 only).

Director: Ms Meredith Melville-Jones

213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards 2065.

9942 0399, fax 9942  0383.


School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 11 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 500 students (years 11 and 12 only)
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Free (Government School)

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