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Haileybury College builds Melbourne’s first ‘vertical’ school

Melbourne’s first vertical school opened this week.

Haileybury College has built the school across from Flagstaff Gardens. 

Principal Derek Scott told 3AW’s Tom Elliott there’s a need for schools in the city.

‘We did some analysis in 2012, which really showed the demographic trends for Melbourne were that large numbers of children in the age of 0-14 were living in the city, much more than ever before and those projections through to 2031 show that there will be further growth,’ he explained.

A former NAB call centre, the 10-storey building includes podium level terraces, an indoor recreation space for ball sports and upon completion a rooftop gymnasium.

At capacity, the school will be able to cater for over 750 students from 3yo ELC through to year 12.

Click PLAY to hear Haileybury College Principal Derek Scott with Tom Elliott