Fort Street High School

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Telephone02 8585 1600

Principal's welcome

Juliette McMurray

It is my honour to be Principal at Fort Street High School. It goes without saying that it is also an incredible responsibility to lead a school with such a history in nurturing and producing so many great Australians.

Fort Street High School is a co-educational, academically selective, public high school with a long and proud history. Established in 1849 as a Model school, it is the oldest government high school in Australia.

All students at Fort Street are encouraged to reach their full potential and enjoy a dynamic and rich school experience. The school fosters an environment where intelligent young men and women can express both their individuality and develop a strong sense of belonging and a commitment to social justice.

Fort Street High School offers a broad curriculum and an extensive range of co-curricular programs to challenge and inspire all students.


We have a strong focus on student leadership, on promoting positive values and developing a sense of global citizenship.

The school community truly represents multicultural Australia, and is a harmonious community which respects each individual. Students come from 100 suburbs of Sydney.

Our students speak about 40 different languages and enrich the life of this great school, a school which is known for tolerance and acceptance.

It is my privilege to work with the wider community, parents, P&C, the Fort Street Foundation, the School Council and the Fortians Union to maintain the important traditions and ensure that the school is a leader in education in the twenty first century.

Our alumni continue a deep connection with our community and have extensive involvement in the life of the school which is evidence of their rich and significant educational journey and the Fortian pride that has been fostered.

Ms Juliette McMurray

Juliette McMurray has been the Principal at Fort Street High School since 2018.