Here are the reasons that “Richmond High School Choices” set out to improve the public education choices available to Richmond families.

Many parents in Richmond are well supported by the public education system at the primary level.

However at the secondary level, there is no mainstream co-educational secondary school in Richmond. This has been the case since Richmond High School closed in 1992.

Melbourne Girls College provides the opportunity for single-gender public secondary education for most Richmond girls, but other public secondary school choices are limited.

For many families and particularly families with boys, the transition from primary to secondary years has been fraught and distressing with no clear pathway.

With the support of local member of paliament Richard Wynne in 2007, some progress was made via an expanded set of options.   In 2010 the Government extended these options until the completion of a review into secondary school provision for boys in the inner city.