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Western growth corridor faces unprecedented demand for education

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The first public primary school within the rapidly growing master planned community, Woodlea, has opened its doors to over 520 students this school year.

Known as Aintree Primary School, the school is one of a handful to have received funding in the 2019-20 State Budget and is a welcome addition for the growing community, which is also home to Bacchus Marsh Grammar Woodlea Campus.

Currently home to 8000 residents, Woodlea is a fully-integrated master-planned community by Victoria Investments and Properties (VIP) and Mirvac, located in Melbourne’s western growth corridor.

Project director Matthew Dean said it was important for Woodlea residents to have access to high quality education in order to give their children the best possible start in life, right on their doorstep.

“Dedicated to providing access to quality education for all, we’re thrilled to welcome the first public primary school within Woodlea – Aintree Primary School,” Dean said.

“Catering to the fast-growing Woodlea community, Aintree Primary School is an exciting addition to Woodlea’s flourishing educational offerings and showcases our commitment to providing the best possible academic and rounded education to the young people of the west.”

Of the 520 students who commenced this year, close to 100 per cent of those are said to be Woodlea residents, with this number only expected to grow as the suburb continues to flourish.

Upon completion, Woodlea will be home to over 20000 residents and will also include a public secondary school, which received funding approval in 2020 and is on track for its scheduled 2023 completion.

The secondary school will provide a closed loop on Woodlea’s education offering which also includes Bacchus Marsh Grammar Early Learning and Prep to Year 8, Woodlea Early Education and Timbertop Children and Community Centre.