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Aintree Specialist School (interim name)

42 Recreation Rd Aintree 3335

New School

  1. Start

    Q2 2022

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2024

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We’re building a new specialist school in Aintree. It will open day one of Term 1 in 2024 and help the growing local population get a great education close to home.

It will be able to enrol up to 148 students.

The school will provide educational programs for students with mild to profound intellectual disability.

The new school principal is expected to be appointed in Term 2, 2023.

A full enrolment policy providing detailed entry eligibility criteria will be available in 2023, once a principal is appointed.

Aintree Secondary School (interim name) will be located next to the school.

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    In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools.

    Funding type
    New School
    • We are consulting on a name for Aintree Specialist School (interim name).

      In our commitment to school names in Aboriginal languages, the Wurundjeri Traditional Owner group has been consulted and has provided a shortlist of names for this new school.

      The Department of Education will use your preferences to decide on this school’s name.

      Have your say by taking the surveyExternal Link on the Engage Victoria website.

    • When the school opens in Term 1, 2024, it will include:

      • an administration and library building
      • 2 learning neighbourhoods (junior & senior)
      • a community hub
      • a hardcourt
      • a carpark.

      Students will have great modern learning areas with air conditioning and heating. Outside, they will have shade sails for sun protection. We have designed the school to be environmentally sustainable and easy to manage.

    • Across late 2021 and during early–mid 2022, we consulted with local Traditional Owners, represented by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation to endorse the design of this new school.

      We sought feedback and advice on:

      • local Indigenous plantings
      • cultural stories and histories
      • translations of Indigenous words
      • design elements that could enhance cultural education and understanding

    Aintree Specialist School (interim name) – indicative site plan

    An indicative site plan of new school Aintree Specialist School (interim name)
    Aintree Specialist School (interim name) – indicative site plan

    This image shows the indicative site plan for Aintree Specialist School (interim name).

    The plan shows these buildings and facilities:

    • an administration and library building
    • a junior learning neighbourhood (classrooms)
    • a senior learning neighbourhood (classrooms)
    • a community hub
    • an outdoor hard court
    • a carpark
    • outdoor play spaces.

    A sectioned off area on the left of the plan shows that Aintree Secondary School (interim name) is on the same site.

    Recreation Road is marked up along the top of the plan. Warhawke Road is to the right and Vision Street runs along the bottom. Wildwood Road is on the left of the plan, next to Aintree Secondary School (interim name).

    The bottom of the image says Opening from Term 1 2024.

    Download Aintree Specialist School (interim name) – indicative site plan

    Reviewed 06 June 2023

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