Deanside Primary School

38 Conservatory Dr Deanside 3336

Find out more about the kindergarten next to Deanside Primary School.

New School

  • Start

    Q2 2018
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q1 2022

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new primary school in Deanside. It opened in 2022 and help the growing local population get great education close to home. The school is open for enrolments from Prep to Grade 6. 

Stuart Telford was appointed as the first principal of the school. 

The school was previously known by its interim name, Grasslands (Deanside) Primary School, during the planning phase. We consulted with the community on Deanside Primary School's name from 11 June to 25 June 2021. The school is named after the suburb it is located in.


​​​The school has the following facilities:​​

  • an administration building, including library, art, food and science learning spaces
  • a performing arts and physical education building
  • 2 learning neighbourhoods 
  • 2 outdoor hardcourts
  • a sports field
  • bike shed
  • playgrounds

Design consultation

In 2018, we consulted with local communities gaining new schools in Melbourne's fastest growing outer suburbs – including your new primary school. We captured each local area's broad aspirations and used this feedback in our concept designs.

During January and February 2020, a second round of engagement invited locals to share their ideas, local knowledge and the things that mattered most about how their school would look, feel and function.

The Deanside Primary School community was among a number of areas that sought bright, colourful and inviting classrooms well equipped for future learning needs. Modern and innovative classrooms will provide flexible learning environments to suit a range of learning approaches for this developing community.

Playgrounds that feature natural landscaping and Australian native plants will be highly valued for Deanside families as they move into this growing urban-fringe area.

Our consultation received strong and consistent feedback on many of their design needs and goals. Our architects used your feedback to help shape your school's interior and its landscape design. 


We have built a two-room interim kindergarten at the school. This opened in Term 1, 2022, ready for the statewide rollout of five hours of funded kinder for three-year-olds. There will be places for both three and four-year-olds, ensuring a smoother transition between kindergarten and school. 

We are delivering the interim kindergarten in partnership with the City of Melton. It will be in place until the council's permanent kinder is built on their site next door.


In the 2018–19 State Budget, $271.7 million was allocated to schools across the state for land acquisition. This includes funding for Deanside Primary School.

In 2020, the school shared in $438.6 million of funding for new schools construction.

Funding type

  • New School