Dudley Public School enjoys a rich history extending back to its beginnings as a small coal mining community. The school was opened in 1892 by Sir Roden Cutler.
A remarkable part of the school's history is the fact that it is the only school in the southern hemisphere which has two Victoria Cross recipients from the First World War as members of its alumni. Clarence Jeffries and William Currey both received a VC each for their incredible courage and selfless efforts during the Great War. 1233 ABC Newcastle has put together this comprehensive piece on Jeffries and Currey.