History

From an initial enrolment of 17 boys over a century ago, over 460 students now enjoy the excellent educational programs and exceptional opportunities that are offered. Over the decades, a range of wonderful traditions from the distinctive school cap to the emphasis upon good manners have become part of the very fabric of Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School. Our heritage is important to us for it helps to shape who we are and, at the same time, provides a springboard to look confidently to the future.

Beginning with the founder, Mr Ernest Gill, TACAPS has been fortunate to have had a number of outstanding educators to chart its direction. Each has brought a unique interpretation to the vision and, as a consequence, a richness of learning has resulted. The school became coeducational in 1972 and a final name change was introduced in 2013 when The Toowoomba Preparatory School name was amended to Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School, pending the introduction of Year 8 studies in 2014.

It has been indeed fortunate that the school has occupied the same site from its inception. New facilities have replaced old buildings. However, the ambience of the school that is truly a village and located in such a picturesque location lives today for the children in the same way as it did over a century ago.