Blue Mountains Grammar School

Blue Mountains Grammar School

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Blue Mountains Grammar School (BMGS), established in 1918, is an independent school over two campuses, in Wentworth Falls and Valley Heights, New South Wales, Australia. Classes are run from Pre-Kindergarten/Transition to Year 12 (HSC). The school is an Anglican, co-educational day school. There are approximately 900-1000 students currently enrolled over both campuses.

History

The views of Blue Mountains Grammar School are from 1917, as the Blue Mountains Grammar Church of England Boys Grammar School, in Springwood. It was a boarding school and the property was known as "Homedale", located in Springwood in the lower mountains. The Founding Headmaster was E.K. Deane and the first pastoral House formed in the School bears his name. Ken Deane's reasons for founding the school are uncertain, but it is believed that it was developed for the purpose of giving an education to children boarders in the central west and north west of the state. From this grounding Deane built the school into a multi-classroom premises in Springwood, which throughout the 1920s saw successes in student numbers and education initiatives.

By 1930, however, the school faced considerable hurdles to keep going. An obvious decline in numbers occurred between 1930 and 1934, such that membership numbers, approximately 55 in 1929, had...
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