Sydney Grammar

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Group.png Sydney Grammar  
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HeadquartersSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Type• Independent
• day school
Sydney establishment school with influential old boys network.

Sydney Grammar School is an independent, fee-paying, non-denominational day school for boys, located in Sydney, Australia.

As of 2006, Sydney Grammar School had an enrolment of approximately 1,841 students from kindergarten to Year 12, over three campuses.[1] The historic College Street campus caters for students from Forms I to VI (Years 7–12), and is in Darlinghurst.

As of 2019, it ranked the 3rd most expensive school in Australia with an average annual school fee of $36,615 per student.[2]


In 1854, Sydney Grammar School (SGS) was incorporated by an Act of Parliament[3]. It was opened on 3 August 1857, specifically as a feeder school for the University of Sydney.[4]

The act provides that the trustees of the school shall consist of twelve persons, of whom six shall be persons holding the following offices respectively:

The act also provides that the Governor of New South Wales shall be the official visitor (overseer) of the school.


Sydney Grammar is notable for having educated the highest number of Rhodes Scholars,[5][6][7] High Court judges (Australia's highest court) and the equal highest number of Australian Prime Ministers, out of any school in the country. Its alumni also include influential figures in business, international sport, science and medicine, and the performing arts, like David Gonski and Rowan Gillies.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Jason Yat-Sen Li1972Australia
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William McMahon23 February 190831 March 1988Politician
Harold Thorby2 October 18881 January 1973AustraliaPolitician"We the government have vital information which we cannot disclose. It is upon this knowledge that we make decisions. You, who are merely private citizens, have no access to this information. Any criticism you make of our policy, any controversy about it in which you may indulge, will therefore be uninformed and valueless. If, in spite of your ignorance, you persist in questioning our policy, we can only conclude that you are disloyal."
Malcolm Turnbull24 October 1954Politician


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