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Our History

Our Shared History

Established in 2019, Scots All Saints is a unique Presbyterian Prep to Year 12 day and boarding school for boys and girls, with all the modern facilities expected within an innovative college. Our vision focuses on developing students into successful men and women who are prepared for an ever-changing world. The College today looks to the future, building on the strength of its vibrant past – a combined history of 218 years in regional NSW.

The Scots School (1946-2018) and All Saints’ College (1874-2018) share wonderful histories as leading schools of excellence for local students from Bathurst and the surrounding towns, and a strong boarding community of students from the Central West, Sydney, interstate and overseas.

As a blend of two highly respected rural schools, Scots All Saints College carries forward a longstanding culture, and is now the only coeducational, independent school in the region. Guided by Christian values, within a picturesque rural setting with heritage buildings and modern facilities, every student at Scots All Saints is supported to follow their chosen pathway to a fulfilling education and co-curricular success.

Scots All Saints College proudly builds upon its remarkable heritage and culture of the combined schools of The Scots School, Bathurst and Lithgow and All Saints’ College, Bathurst incorporating Marsden School from March 1977. Thousands of students have been educated through the College and gone on to make outstanding contributions within the community and the world in the fields of medicine, entertainment, law, agriculture, sports, finance and international organisations.

The newly constructed Bean and Long Commemorative wall on All Saints Campus is a tribute by the OBU to commemorate the outstanding contribution of past students including All Saints’ Old Boys, Charles Bean and Gavin Long who served during The Great War (WWI) and WWII respectively. Bean and Long made significant contribution to the war efforts. The new wall acknowledges their role in shaping the College’s history and shaping this very important part of Australian history.

The Scots College, Bellevue Hill Sydney leased Karralee in 1942 to evacuate its primary students after the Japanese submarines came into Sydney Harbour during WWII. The Scots College Branch School remained until the end of 1945 when it returned to Sydney. The Trustees of the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales decided to continue the successful School after the war’s end and so The Scots School Bathurst was born when the Trustees purchased the property from William Arnott in 1946.

The College evolved with the introduction of co-education and the Preparatory School in 1997 and Pre-Kindergarten in 2000. A Scots School Lithgow campus was opened in 2006 catering for Pre-Kindergarten through to Year 6. The College has long enjoyed a reputation as a home away from home for day and boarding students from the Central West of New South Wales and many other parts of the state. It has also welcomed students from a number of countries around the Asia-Pacific rim.

Scots All Saints continues its outstanding academic record, strong sporting and co-curricular activities and is particularly known for its award-winning Pipes and Drums which were formed in the late 1950s.

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