Belmont City College is an inclusive, respectful and productive educational environment where students achieve success in their academic, social and community endeavours.

As one of Western Australia’s renowned Independent Public Schools, we have high expectations of our students and staff, who embrace our ethos – to demonstrate pride in themselves, their school and their community. Our vibrant college community provides access to a diverse range of programs that support students to develop academic, social and life skills essential to navigating a pathway to further training and employment.

A responsive and flexible curriculum delivery model implemented from Years 7 to 12 ensures the needs of each individual are adequately met, including the provision of exclusive specialist programs and innovative learning activities. Belmont City College offers programs ranging from our highly successful Department of Education Approved Specialist Contemporary Drama Program to our Music Excellence program and the selective A Plus Academic Enrichment Program in partnership with the University of Western Australia. Humanities classes for second language learners, the Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success program for Aboriginal students aspiring to attend university and opportunities for students to participate in a variety of sporting activities at both school and inter-school level.

Our Deaf Education program ensures that students with hearing loss have access to quality curriculum as well as the language support they require to succeed in secondary school. Our campus also has an Inclusive Education Centre where students with identified learning difficulties are able to access individualised curriculum in order to develop their skills and knowledge.

Our priority areas of ensuring that our students are successful, that our staff excel in their work and that we are the school of choice for our community are reflected in the many innovative programs on offer. In addition to the variety of curriculum based programs students can access to ensure they achieve academic success at the College, our teaching staff run a number of programs in our local primary schools, allowing student access to elements of specialist programs at a younger age. Our merit selected staff are provided opportunities to continue to develop their skills and knowledge as educators as well as promoting continuous investigation and application of best practice models in education.

Through links with local business, Memoranda of Understanding with the University of WA and the City of Belmont we further enhance the opportunities for College students allowing every student to ‘Do Better at Belmont.’

More information on Belmont City College is available at Schools Online


Independent Public Schools

In 2010 Belmont City College became one of the first 34 schools in WA to become an Independent Public School. As an Independent Public School, Belmont City College is able to target the use of our resources in a manner that will best meet the needs of our students. This special status provides the College with greater flexibility to respond to the needs and aspirations of the local community and more latitude and autonomy to set our direction in key areas such as staff selection; design of education programs; financial administration and behaviour management.

Building a sense of shared ownership and responsibility for making a school successful is the fundamental premise of the Independent Public Schools initiative. It acknowledges that Western Australian public schools should be as different as the communities they serve.

Independent Public Schools, while retaining the benefits of being part of the public school system and operating within relevant legislation and industrial agreements, have more autonomy and more control over their resources so they can best serve their students. Providing Independent Public Schools with significantly increased flexibility is a first step towards extending to all schools the level of flexibility they need to deliver the best possible education for their students.

Independent Public Schools are diverse and include primary, secondary, district high and education support schools, metropolitan and country schools, schools from low and high socioeconomic status communities, and clusters of schools.

For more information about public schools please visit the Department of Education’s Website or contact us.