Living Here

Schools and Education

Be smart about where you live

The best start in life. That’s what you want for your children. And that’s exactly what you’ll give them in your new Alkimos Beach home. As well as growing up with a true sense of community, they’ll grow with an excellent education too. The already open St James’ Anglican Private School will ultimately cater for kindy to Year 12, whilst the South Alkimos public primary school will welcome its first students in 2017. And with Sprout Community Hub offering events and education programs for all ages throughout the year, belonging to the Alkimos Beach community really is the smartest move you and your family can make.


Early Learning

The Gateway activity centre at Alkimos Beach is planned to include a 90-place child care and early learning centre (kindergarten). The centre is expected to open by 2017.


St James' Anglican School

St James' Anglican School currently caters for kindergarten to year seven with a plan to increase service by one year, every year until 2021 when it will offer all grades to year 12. At full enrolment, the school will cater for approximately 1100 students.

A South Alkimos State Primary School is planned to open in Alkimos Beach in 2017. Visit the website for more details.

The nearest already established state school is Butler Primary School just four minutes' drive away and Brighton Catholic Primary School is eight minutes away.


Starting in 2016, St James Anglican School at Alkimos Beach will provide Secondary education for Year 7 from 2016 with an additional year added every year after until 2021 as outlined below:

  • 2016: Year 7
  • 2017: Year 8
  • 2018: Year 9
  • 2019: Year 10
  • 2020: Year 11
  • 2021: Year 12

A Central Alkimos Secondary College has also been proposed by the state government. The nearest State Secondary School is Butler College, just nine minutes drive away and Irene McCormack Catholic School is seven minutes away.

Tertiary or Higher Education

The nearest tertiary and higher education facilities to the community are:

Information on schools in the local area can be found at: