Fort Street Public School

Opportunity. Diversity. Success.

Telephone02 9247 2963

Emailfortstreet-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

About our school

Situated near the centre of Sydney atop Observatory Hill, Fort Street was established as one of Australia's first public schools in 1849. The school is currently located at a temporary pop-up in Wentworth Park, Glebe, while construction takes place at the original site.

In catering to the needs of students from many cultural backgrounds, the school provides a challenging academic program from Kindergarten to Year 6. A wide variety of extracurricular activities are offered through the school, with students given opportunities to excel in the arts, sport and public speaking. 

Fort Street's professional, caring staff work diligently to support the academic success and emotional wellbeing of every student. The staff is proud to offer a rich and diverse range of learning experiences. The innovative use of technology, as a tool for learning, is embedded within the school's implementation of the NSW Syllabus. Our school is well resourced with technology, including interactive whiteboards in every classroom. Specialist staff work alongside teachers in the classroom to support students with a range of learning needs. This includes students requiring English or learning support and students identified as gifted and talented. 

A spirit of cooperation is promoted by the staff and fostered among students through a range of positive student welfare programs that includes the integrated teaching of values across the whole school curriculum. Students have the opportunity to aim high to fulfil a range of leadership positions across the school. 

Parents choose to send their children to historic Fort Street Public School because of the high expectations, innovative learning environment and family friendly feel. Our flourishing school enjoys the rich experiences of diversity, welcoming local and overseas students to create an International place of learning. the ability to select either an onsite or offsite OSH gives parents choice throughout the year. 

The staff at Fort Street include a balance of experienced and early career teachers committed to ensuring the best outcomes for every student. The school's executive team leads the implementation of engaging, quality programs keeping literacy and numeracy as the core elements.

Our friendly, professional administration staff will be only too happy to assist with enquiries.