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Newington College - Stanmore

Newington College - Stanmore

200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore, NSW 2048, Australia

+61 2 9568 9333



Newington College - Stanmore
School type Boys' Day & Boarding
Founded 1863
Status Private
Headmaster Dr David Mulford
Language of Instruction English
Boys Age Range 5-18
Number of pupils 2,050
Boarding fees per annum AUS$27,297 (inc GST)
Tuition: AUS$18,054 - AUS$32,841
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Ms Cheryl Priest
Associations IB

In the hub of Sydney, Australia

As an International Baccalaureate World School with an inner Sydney location, a secondary school boarding house and a PYP satellite prep school, Newington College attracts students from throughout the Sydney metropolitan and regional areas, the Asia Pacific and the globe.

Its location in the heart of an expanding international city gives boys of all ages the opportunity to access a range of learning and cultural resources. Surrounded by universities, theatres, libraries and museums, Newington College regularly engages with experts from nearby centres of learning.

The College is situated on 25 acres of gardens and playing fields; a spacious oasis of learning within a busy city. Newington is only 10 minutes from Sydney International Airport and Central Station and five minutes from the University of Sydney.

A liberal tradition of innovation

Newington College was founded in 1863 with a liberal policy of inclusion that declared the College 'open to the sons of all'. Newington's Wesleyan fathers realised the need for a quality educational establishment to develop young boys into men of substance and resilience.

Newington's innovative approach to teaching and learning makes the College a remarkable place to educate your son.

A diverse and inclusive community

Newington is committed to providing a liberal and holistic education for boys.

Newington families value the broad perspectives and liberal outlook of the Newington community. They enjoy the opportunity for their sons to experience the International Baccalaureate’s belief that others can be different and also be right. Every day boys at Newington are encouraged to approach their education with an openness to diverse views and perspectives.

Newington's five pillars of distinction are the College's main educational priorities: learning and teaching; well-being, character and service; spirituality, values and ethics; co-curricular engagement and community in partnership.

Academic Rigour in Learning and Teaching

In the primary years, Lindfield Preparatory School offers the Primary Years Programme. Newington's Senior School is the only Greater Public School in Sydney that offers a choice between the state-wide Higher School Certificate examination and the IB Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma at Newington is rapidly growing in popularity. In 2017, 28.5% of the senior boys have chosen the IB Diploma as their graduation programme.

Newington is committed to providing an internationally respected education with access to the best teachers, facilities and opportunities. Students at Newington are encouraged to develop a broad understanding of the world and to immerse themselves in their own particular areas of interest and passion.

Newington College supports a part supplied/ part Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme. Boys from K-12 can use their laptops and iPads anywhere to enrich their learning experience. The College is equipped with the latest technology infrastructure and subject specific, industry level facilities including a brand new technology centre, library, lecture theatre and super-labs.

Well-being and character

At Newington, teachers share their passion in their area of expertise and build strong relationships with their students. They tailor their teaching to suit the learning styles of each student.

The College is committed to ensuring that every person feels respected and valued in the school community. The boys admire their teachers and coaches for their genuine interest in each student’s well-being, passions, goals and setbacks.

Spirituality, Values and Ethics

As a Uniting Church school, Christian values are a strong part of the way that the College has built its community. This includes welcoming students and families of all faiths and cultural backgrounds.

The boys are expected to build a sense of social responsibility and justice and are encouraged to test out their ideas and to seize every opportunity available to them.

Co-curricular Engagement

Newington College is committed to providing all boys with the chance to experiment and thrive through participating in a varied range of co-curricular activities. These opportunities are a large part of what distinguishes a school such as Newington College. Boys combine academic life with a number of sports, arts, outdoor education and hands-on learning activities. They are supported and encouraged in the journey to discovering their own unique passions and interests.

Community in Partnership

An exceptional sense of community is part of the Newington culture, which emphasises service to others and the development of strong and lasting relationships. This involves not only teachers and students but parents, families and Old Boys. The College strives for every member of the Newington community to feel welcome, connected and appreciated.


The IB cohort for 2017 was made up of 60 boys. Three students achieved a perfect IB score of 45/45 converting to an ATAR of 99.95. Twenty of these boys achieved scores of 40 or above, equating to an ATAR of 98.30 or above. Strong results across the whole cohort meant Newington's IB Diploma graduates achieved a mean score of 37.1, equating to an ATAR of 95.85. This is well above the average global score of 29.21 and is an outstanding achievement for the college.