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Newington College - Lindfield

Newington College - Lindfield

26 Northcote Road, Lindfield, New South Wales, NSW 2070, Australia

+61 2 9416 4280



Newington College - Lindfield
School type Boys' Day
Status Private
Head of School Mr Benjamin Barrington-Higgs
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 5-12 years
Day fees per annum AUS$20,903 - AUS$28,290
Authorised IB Programmes IBPYP
PYP Coordinator Benjamin Barrington-Higgs
Associations IB

The hub of Sydney, Australia

Newington College is an International Baccalaureate World School in the heart of Sydney. It includes a Primary Years Programme (PYP) satellite prep school, based in Lindfield on Sydney's upper north shore, and a boarding house for secondary students on the main campus in the inner west suburb of Stanmore.

It's only ten minutes from Sydney International Airport and Central station, and five minutes from the prestigious University of Sydney.

Surrounded by a number of universities, theatres, libraries and museums, the location gives boys of all ages the opportunity to access a range of learning and cultural resources, and work with experts from other nearby centres of learning.

The College attracts a diverse range of students from greater Sydney, regional areas, and the Asia-Pacific, with the lush gardens and playing fields creating an oasis of learning within the bustling city.

A tradition of inclusivity and critical thinking

Founded in 1863 with an inclusive policy that declared it 'open to the sons of all', the founding fathers realised the need for a quality educational establishment to help boys develop into men that will make a positive difference.

Newington College's holistic approach to education and unique focus on critical and creative thinking, makes it a remarkable place to educate your son.

Its families value the approach of teaching children how to think not want to think, while being open to other student's views and perspectives - a belief espoused by the IB.

The College strives to reaffirm a culture that is vibrant and caring while encouraging their boys to be courageous, open-minded, creative, and curious, valuing both independence and teamwork.

Rigorous approach to learning and teaching

Lindfield Preparatory School offers the PYP (Primary Years Programme), while the senior school is the only Greater Public School (GPS) in Sydney that allows students to choose between the Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination and the IB Diploma Programme.

The IB Diploma is a popular option for many boys at the College and the results achieved are outstanding. Newington is committed to providing an internationally respected education with access to the best teachers, facilities and opportunities. Students are encouraged to take a global perspective to their studies and immerse themselves in their own areas of interest and passion.

The College is equipped with the latest technology and industry level facilities including a modern technology centre, 200-seat drama theatre, light-filled library, lecture theatre and super-labs.

Wellbeing, values, and spirituality

The teachers share a passion for their areas of expertise and build strong connections with their students - tailoring their teaching style to suit each individual.

The boys value their teachers and coaches genuine interest in each of their wellbeing, passions, goals and setbacks, something the college is highly committed to.

The staff want to empower the boys to develop great hearts, inspired minds, and strong wings, who will leave the college ready to make a positive contribution to society and the future.

As a Uniting church school, Christian values are the backbone of the community. This includes welcoming students and families of all faiths and cultural backgrounds.

The boys are expected to build a sense of social responsibility, service to others and the development of strong and lasting relationships - not only with teachers and students but parents, families and past graduates (Old Boys). The College strives for every member of the Newington community to feel welcome, connected and appreciated.

Extensive co-curricular opportunities

Newington encourages all boys to experiment and grow through participation in a variety of co-curricular activities and tours in Australia and abroad, to help them discover their unique passion and interests.

These opportunities are a large part of what sets the college apart, with boys combining academic life with sports, arts, outdoor education, and hands-on learning activities.


Out of 35 students doing the IB in 2021, 27 received an ATAR rank over 95.00. For Newington College, the median score was 40/50 which is equivalent to an ATAR of 97.90. The average was 39/45, compared to a global average of 32/45. Underpinning these results were some exceptional individual performances across all subjects.