The school is located in the inner western suburbs of Sydney in a well established residential area. Operations commenced in 1936 enjoying the advantage of being close to the railway stations of Homebush and Flemington. Currently the school is a community comprehensive school with a reputation for excellence in academic pursuits, a range of sports and many extra curricular activities. The school enrollment comprises over 80% NESB which includes a variety of different cultural and language backgrounds. The school is an active partner in the Homebush Strathfield Learning Community.