SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales

Identity area



Authorized form of name

SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Sydney Church of England Girls' Grammar School (S.C.E.G.G.S. Darlinghurst), 1895-1995
  • SCEGGS Darlinghurst, 1995– present


  • Educational

Contact area





Street address

215 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 9332 1133


02 9332 1858


Description area


In founding Sydney Church of England Girls' Grammar School, Darlinghurst in 1895, the then Sydney Diocese of the Church of England planned a network of Church of England High Schools. In time, this was to lead to the SCEGGS Council founding or purchasing a number of 'branch schools’, including:

  • SCEGGS Bowral, 1906-1929; relocating to SCEGGS Moss Vale, 1930-1974
  • SCEGGS Hunters Hill, 1912-1915
  • SCEGGS North Sydney, 1911-1941; becoming SCEGGS Redlands, 1945-1976
  • SCEGGS Wollongong, 1955-1976 and
  • SCEGGS Loquat Valley, 1967-1976.

From 1974 to 1976 the SCEGGS schools faced a serious financial crisis. During this period the SCEGGS school network was disbanded and SCEGGS Moss Vale closed.

In late October 1976, it was announced that SCEGGS Darlinghurst would close at the end of the year. On hearing of the closure, a meeting of parents and Old Girls was organised to help save SCEGGS Darlinghurst. The School community rallied and within weeks, with the support of the Anglican Church, enough money had been raised to allow the School to remain open.

As part of the rescue, a company, SCEGGS Darlinghurst Ltd, was created. It bought the School site on 30 March 1977. This company continues to own the site and operate the School. Its Board is made up of two Old Girls nominated by the Old Girls’ Union, representatives of the Company – usually parents or former parents, and up to four Diocesan representatives, giving a maximum of 12 Board members.

Geographical and cultural context

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Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The Archives collects SCEGGS Darlinghurst historical and administrative records, photographs, audiovisual material and memorabilia.

The Archives also collects material associated with:

  • SCEGGS Bowral, 1906-1929
  • SCEGGS Moss Vale, 1930-1974
  • SCEGGS Hunters Hill, 1912-1915
  • SCEGGS North Sydney, 1911-1941
  • SCEGGS Leura Emergency School, 1942 and
  • SCEGGS Bellevue Hill Preparatory School, 1965-1983.

Records associated with:

  • SCEGGS Redlands, 1945-1976, should usually be initially offered to the current Redlands’ School Archives
  • SCEGGS Wollongong, 1955-1976, to The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS) and
  • SCEGGS Loquat Valley, 1967-1976, to Loquat Valley Anglican School.



Records relating to the general administration, staff, students and everyday life of SCEGGS Darlinghurst and other former SCEGGS schools from 1895.

These records include administrative records, school publications, photographic collections, oral history recordings, audiovisual footage and a wide range of memorabilia including students’ works, letters, autograph books, artworks and uniforms.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

The Archive is open by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-4pm.
Closed during school holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

Access to all official records is restricted, except with the authorisation of the Head of School. Permission can be sought by contacting the archivist.


Services area

Research services

Please contact the archivist by email, letter or telephone if you would like to donate material or make an enquiry.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 16 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

215 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst
Sydney, New South Wales 2010