Footscray Learning Precinct

At Footscray High School, we are involved in an exciting project that will offer local students more opportunities, easier movement between kindergarten, primary, secondary school and beyond, along with modern facilities.

We are part of the Footscray Learning Precinct and are joining Footscray Primary School, Footscray City Primary School and a new integrated early learning centre to transform education in Melbourne’s inner west.

Our vision is for the Footscray Learning Precinct to become be a world-leading education precinct, providing excellence in teaching and learning in Melbourne’s inner west.  The Precinct will build on the richness and diversity of the community and will provide opportunities for learning across all stages of education.

We are combining our resources and expertise and working closely with our Precinct partners Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council

Footscray High School - Students Using Tablet

The Victorian Government is backing this vision with record investment of more than $110 million since 2015 to build new campuses and modernise schools. Already, this is supporting the Precinct to:

  • Build a new competition-size gym at Footscray City Primary School to be shared with Footscray High School Pilgrim Campus (completed 2019)
  • Trial STEAM Learning Labs (2019)
  • Partner with Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish the Healthy Food and Nutrition project (2020)
  • Begin construction on a new Integrated Early Learning Centre (2021)
  • Build the new Footscray High School Pilgrim Campus and upgrade Barkly and Kinnear campuses (2021)
  • Expand and upgrade facilities at Footscray Primary School (commencing 2021)

What’s next for the Precinct

Key work planned to support our vision includes:

  • the establishment of a STEAM Centre of Excellence in partnership with Victoria University and other industry leaders
  • enhanced inquiry-based learning across all schools
  • a precinct-wide commitment to Teacher excellence and workforce development
  • strengthened student pathways including strong transition support between kinder and primary school, primary and secondary school and ‘second chance’ learning in partnership with Victoria University.

More Information

For more information on learning programs and partnerships this precinct is delivering, please visit the Department of Education and Training site:

For more information on the new buildings, upgraded facilities and community consultation involved in this precinct, please visit the Victorian School Building Authority site:

Footscray Learning Precinct Values