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The Armidale School

Yrs 6 - 12 | Boarding and Day

Cnr Douglas and Barney Streets,

Telephone: 02 6776 5800

Principal: Dr Rachel Horton 

Director of Boarding Contact Information

Name: Mr David Drain
Telephone: 02 6776 5800

Number in School: 625
Number of Boarders: 225

Established in 1894, The Armidale School (TAS) is an Anglican, co-educational, GPS boarding and day school of around 620 students located on the picturesque New England tablelands in northern NSW. TAS has more than 220 boarders from Years 6 to 12 – and with almost half of our senior school students being boarders, TAS has a long history of specialist, seven-days a week, residential care. 

At TAS, we believe that education for our boys and girls is more than just academic achievement, but about giving them a broad range of opportunities so they become compassionate, courageous and committed young men and women. 

TAS values and promotes individual academic performance and effort from Transition (pre-Kindergarten) to HSC level. Instilling a passion for inquiry-based learning, TAS is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the Primary Years Programme in Junior School (T-5) and the Middle Years Programme in Middle School (Years 6-8), which has its own academic and boarding precincts. In Senior School (9-12), students have one of the broadest subject offerings of any regional school in NSW and are supported in managing the expectations of achievement, responsibility and independence. 

A hallmark of TAS is its rich leadership, service and adventure program. Activities such as cadets (TAS is the second oldest cadet unit in Australia), surf life saving and Rural Fire Service are complemented by service trips and expeditions in Australia and overseas.  

As a residential community, TAS seeks to combine the best qualities of home within an environment that is conducive to academic success. The Heads of House of our boys and girls boarding houses are all teachers, supported by a number of other staff. A high standard of wellbeing and pastoral care is central to the TAS ethos.

In addition to being one of nine members of the Athletic Association of Great Public Schools of NSW (and the only one out side Sydney), TAS is also a member of Round Square, a global organisation of more than 160 schools that share similar values, and service, exchange, and leadership opportunities. 

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