Primary contact11 Terrace Road, Guildford
Perth, Western Australia 6055
Guildford Grammar School is an independent, day and boarding school situated in Guildford, a suburb of Perth. It is a Christian foundation in the Anglican tradition.
In 1896 Mr Charles Harper, an influential figure in Western Australian history, had established a school to cater for the educational needs of his own children and those of the surrounding district in his stately home at Woodbridge. Harper sought to establish a school along English Public School lines, while seeking to accommodate the different culture of the modern colonial society.
In 1908, Harper began discussions with local clergy concerning the possibility of the school becoming more closely linked to the Church of England. The transfer took place in 1910, under the leadership of cleric and Headmaster Percy Henn.
In 1900 the school had moved from the Harper family home to its present site, and from this time, no new girls were accepted. From 1902 the school taught boys only. Then in 1976 girls and boys were admitted to the Preparatory School. The 2016 the School Council decided to extend co-education from Kindergarten to Year 12.
For further information on the school's history, see http://www.ggs.wa.edu.au/Our-School/History
Guildford Grammar School:
Quantity: 350m (99.9% in-house).
Entries in National Library of Australia Guide to Collections of Manuscripts Relating to Australia.
Norwood, Jim 'An Archives for Guildford' Archives and Manuscripts 19/1 (May 1991): 67-70.