Best Schools & Universities near Sydney Inner West

Being the location of some of the most family-friendly neighbourhoods in Sydney, the Inner West is home to well over 290,000 residents. The area has a certain glitzy charm that appeals to many families looking for the ideal residential community in the city. Another top feature that attracts many families to the area is the availability of top-notch schools. Since time immemorial, Inner West Sydney has been the heart of education in the city. It is the location of numerous prestigious schools ranging from public and private elementary schools all the way to internationally recognised institutions of higher learning. Below is a list of some of the Universities and Schools in Sydney’s Inner West area:

University of Sydney Camperdown NSW 2006

Established in the mid-19th century, the University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia and one of the leading research-based universities in the world. It is largely located within the Darlington and Camperdown suburbs. A part of the so-called sandstone universities, the institution attracts students from all parts of the world and contributes greatly to the rich cultural heritage of the city.

Apart from producing some of the world’s most employable graduates, the University of Sydney also takes pride in being affiliated to at least five Nobel Prize recipients and two Crafoord Prize recipients. The university, in conjunction with other nearby tertiary institutions, is largely responsible for the thriving art, cultural and nightlife scenes in Sydney’s inner western suburbs. As of 2018, there were over 60,000 students studying at the university. We at Britlock Locksmith Sydney Inner West appreciate the university for the fine students it produces, the amazing lecturers and the architectural wonder that it is!

Australian Catholic University (ACU) 25A Barker Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135

ACU is ranked as the second-largest public university in the Inner West after the University of Sydney. This Catholic-sponsored college serves over 35,000 students in its four faculties. Though not originally a research-based institution, the university has recently ventured into the field of research through a fast track program which was expected to turn the university into a full research-compliant institution by 2019. The Catholic Institute of Sydney is another Catholic-sponsored college located within the area.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Inner West Sydney is home to some of the best performing primary and secondary educational institutions in the state of New South Wales both in the public and private sector. Some of the most popular ones are; Burwood Girls High School, Croydon Public School, Sydney Secondary College, Petersham Public School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Newington College, Meriden School, and MLC Burwood just to mention a few.

Inner West Sydney has been and still remains one of the most viable residential areas for families with school-going children. This combined with the homey appeal and the great selection of attractions and recreational venues makes it irresistible.

Thank you for reading Britlocks list of schools and universities around Sydney’s Inner West

These are just some of the fine educational establishments that we have in the area. If you would like to find out more about what the inner west has to offer, you could read about our favourite cafes in Sydney’s Inner West and our list of things to do in Inner West Sydney


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