STUDENTS at Orange's newest primary school, Orange Anglican Grammar, can expect to move to a new site in 2008, according to Principal Ann Brown.
Although the school is remaining tight lipped about its new location, Mrs Brown said the school has been in negotiations with Orange City Council and hopes to move to its unnamed site by the start of second semester in July
“We're very happy with all the progress – with finding the land and the development of the entire school” she said.
Until the new site is secured, classes will continue to be held in the Memorial Hall at Holy Trinity on Anson St.
Eight students attended Orange Anglican Grammar in 2007, its inaugural year. This year enrolments have increased to 46, with students ranging from transition to year six.
A demountable classroom will be used at the present location to cope with the school's burgeoning numbers, and the number of teaching staff at the school has increased to five.
Orange's Anglican Grammar School originally identified a site in Leeds Parade more than 18 months ago, which was to be developed for the school however negotiations on that site stalled.
Last year the school made a decision to remain at its temporary location and 40km school zone signs were erected in Anson Street.
A gated children's playground area was set up on the grassed area between the church and the hall for students.