Peel High School
Peel High School is a co-educational, Public high school, located in Tamworth, a city in the North West region of New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1976, the school is a rural comprehensive high school with a focus on technology, and currently enrols approximately 500 students from Year 7 to 12. Peel High School is a school of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET), and prepares students for the School Certificate (Year 10), and the Higher School Certificate (Year 12).

Established in 1976, Peel High School was named after Sir Robert Peel, an important British politician at the time of the discovery of the Tamworth region, by British settlers in Australia.

The school provides a broad curriculum, with links to the community, parents, Technical and Further Education (TAFE), local businesses and local government schools. Strong in academic and sporting areas, Peel High School aims to provide an inclusive curriculum and environment, where students can achieve their best. The school provides for a wide range of students. It has three special needs classes, Aboriginal education, and is responsible for the offsite annex, Tamworth Tutorial Centre, which caters for students from local schools with conduct disorders.

Peel High School is a well maintained and equipped school set in attractive, spacious surroundings.


Peel High School is a registered breeder of Suffolk Sheep, and has won a number of first prizes at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. In 2007 five students (including Stewart Kennedy, Jhi Rayner, Corey Guant, Alex Wagg) won a script competition for the Namoi Catchment Region. The film, Squirt and Droplet, Environmental Police, was shot in December (2007) in and around Tamworth.

Period Principal 1976 ”“ 1979 ? 1980 ”“ 1983 Mr Allen J Smee 1984 ”“ 1985 Mr Lee 1986 ”“ 2000 Dr Ray Dart 2001”“2004 Mr Gregory Hyde 2005”“2007 Mr Mark Hewitt 2007”“Present Mr Bill Campbell