The College was founded by the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle in 1998, with the first classes taking place the following year. Our founding vision of a Christian learning community remains core and is embedded in the fabric of the School as we strive to inspire students to learn, lead and serve in a caring, Christian environment.
The College was named in honour of Bishop William Tyrrell, the first Bishop of Newcastle, who was a passionate campaigner for quality and accessible education. The College remains committed to keeping quality education affordable – providing a values based learning journey that empowers your child to make positive life decisions.
At the heart of the College sits the historic mansion ‘Styles Grove’. Now the Administration Centre, the building was formerly the home of James Fletcher, the first Member of Parliament for Newcastle.
The College is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AIS). Further associations have been made with other Diocesan and independent schools in the Hunter region, including the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) Association.