When developers of new housing areas are planning they hopefully are thinking about important infrastructure such as parks, shops and schools. These ‘inclusions’ make a new release more attractive to families and investors. Yet developers do not want to run schools – and the Government may be slow to realise the opportunity so private schools are approached. In Donnybrook Victoria a new school campus of Hume Anglican Grammar is being built in a new housing development. This is both a wonderful opportunity and a stretch for any existing school to consider. Being the only school in an area ensures there will be local enrolments yet it is not without challenges – especially if your school has built a reputation over time and attracted a particular niche of the community.

Take a look at the video.

Has your school had a similar opportunity?