New school at Wilton Junction to be built

The concept plan for the new Wollondilly Anglican College – Lakeside campus to be built in Wilton Junction in the future.
The concept plan for the new Wollondilly Anglican College – Lakeside campus to be built in Wilton Junction in the future.

A new independent kindergarten to year 12 school will form part of the first stage of development at Wilton Junction.

Developer Bradcorp and the Anglican Schools Corporation announced the school would be in built in the future but no time frame could be provided.

The school under the auspices of Wollondilly Anglican College - Tahmoor will be known as the Wollondilly Anglican College – Lakeside campus.

It will be built beside the Lakes Precinct, the first stage in the development of the proposed township near Wilton.

Bradcorp chief executive Peter Brennan said the land would be purchased by Anglican Schools Corporation cheaply.

“Over the many years we have developed communities in the Macarthur region, we have made education a priority,” said Mr Brennan.

“We are very pleased to have reached this milestone agreement with Anglican Schools Corporation to provide a foundation school for Wilton Junction.

“We are intent on building a strong and healthy community at Wilton Junction and that begins with being able to offer first class education to the families who will establish homes.”

Anglican Schools Corporation’s acting chief executive Jack Chalmers said the corporation was pleased to establish a school in the early stages of a new community.

“A school is the soul of any community and a centrepiece around which residents can interact,” he said.

Mr Chalmers said the purpose-built school on the 20 acre site would require development application approval dependent upon the rezoning of Wilton Junction.

The school will be within easy walking and cycling distance of approximately 12,000 homes.

Wollondilly Anglican College headmaster Dr Stuart Quarmby said the college was thrilled to announce a new Lakeside sister campus.

"There has been a groundswell of local opinion calling for a third secondary school in the area and the Lakeside campus is planned to grow to a pre-kindergarten to year 12 college of around 1,200 students in its own right in the future,” he said.

Mr Quarmby said the new campus was planned to provide state-of-the-art, hi-tech educational facilities including playing fields, air-conditioned classrooms, multiple information resource centres, a creative and performing arts centre, a gymnasium and ambitions plans for water-based activities on the lake.

"As the new campus grows, provision will be made for preferred placement of students at the existing campus," he said.