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Fortitude Valley State Secondary College

  • A new state secondary college in Fortitude Valley will open to Year 7 students for 2020.
  • It will be located on the corner of Brookes Street and St Pauls Terrace.
  • The school will be delivered in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
  • The Foundation Principal, Ms Sharon Barker, was appointed in July 2018.
  • The school will open in 3 stages:
    • Stage 1: Brookes Street precinct ready for the start of Term 1, 2020
    • Stage 2: St Pauls Terrace precinct during 2020
    • Stage 3: Delivered for the start of the 2023 school year.
  • Visit the Fortitude Valley State Secondary College website and Facebook page.

Project update

  • The fit out of the learning centre in the Brookes Street precinct is progressing well with sheeting, internal window glazing and painting complete. Floor finishes will commence shortly.
  • Roofing is almost complete for the performing arts centre in the Brookes Street precinct and the installation of the lift has commenced.
  • The suspended concrete slabs have been poured for level 5 within the junior learning building in the St Paul Terrace Precinct with the slab for level 6 in progress.
  • The installation of widows in the lower levels of the junior learning building is also underway. 

Find out more about the new school and Meet the Foundation Principal Sharon Barker.

School design and construction

Hutchinson Builders have been awarded the design and construct contract for Stage 1. The concept design (PDF, 10MB) was developed by Cox Architecture.

Catchment and enrolment

The local catchment for the school was finalised in May 2019 after community consultation.

Download the final catchment map (PDF, 2.8MB).

To find out if your property is within the catchment please use the interactive web map.

The school will operate with an Enrolment Management Plan (PDF, 40KB).

To enrol your child at the school, parents and caregivers are encouraged to contact the Business Manager, Mrs Leissl Lovely at or telephone on 0436 802 065.

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New State High School in Fortitude Valley
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Last updated
16 August 2019