The International Chinese School currently operating with 35 students at St Paul’s Anglican Church premises on Fullers Road is planning to relocate to the Gore Hill Cemetery site in St Leonards. This would allow an increase in numbers to 210.
The school has a unique approach. Students speak English for half the week and Mandarin for the other half.
When the school was approved in 2015 on Fullers Rd there was local concern that they would soon require larger premises.
12 per cent of residents in the Willoughby Council area can speak Mandarin, four times higher than the state average.