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City Beach High School to re-open by 2020

A new public high school is set to open in Perth’s western suburbs in 2020 to ease pressure on the other schools in the area.

The new school will be located at the former City Beach High School site and will use the existing school buildings and new buildings to cater for 1600 students.

Education Minister Peter Collier has allocated $60 million to the project, which will see the school open to 250 year seven students.

By 2025, the school will have room for 1600 students across all high school year groups.

The site is currently occupied by two private schools, who have agreed to end their leases early.

The International School of WA will relocate to refurbished buildings at Doubleview Primary School in 2019. The Japanese School will move into the City Beach Primary School site.

A total of $18.8 million will also be spent expanding Carine Senior High School so it can cater for 300 more students.

The move was prompted by an increase in enrolments at Shenton College and Churchlands Senior High School in recent years.

The State Government has also admitted it was a mistake to close so many schools in the western suburbs area in the 1990s and 2000s, including City Beach High School.