Prescott College Southern (Morphett Vale, SA) will soon open its doors to an extra 250 students, with the local council last month approving the school’s application to increase enrolment numbers from 650 to 900.
Principal Christine Clark said a growing demand for admission had prompted the move. “We’ve got waiting lists, particularly in the primary school and in some years in the high school as well,” she said.
Prescott started as a Reception to Year 7 school but has added a grade every year for the past five years.
Enrolment numbers have jumped from 250 to 650 since then.
Prescott also graduated its first Year 12 class at the end of last year, with great results: a 100 per cent South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) completion and a top Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99.6.
“It’s incredible growth and we’ve just been overwhelmed with the demand,” Mrs Clark said.
“There’s not a lot of R-12 schools in southern Adelaide.”