The Diocesan Preparatory School has launched a $95 million redevelopment appeal which will see it relocate to the Diocesan Boys' School in Mongkok. The preparatory school was set up nearly 50 years ago and has grown to be one of Hong Kong's finest, educating boys from Primary One to Primary Six. The school is located in the grounds of Christ Church, Kowloon Tong, on land owned by the Church of England Trustee. The relocation has proved a necessary step to cope with the ever-increasing demand for entry into the school. Unique in its teaching approach, which is primarily in English, the school's 12 classrooms are full to maximum capacity. Each room seats 40 pupils per class, and still the demand for entry into the school is increasing. Every year, for the past 15 years, the school receives about 400 applications for the 52 available places in Primary One. In addition, there are 500 inquiries for the eight to 10 places available in the higher classes. Plans have been drawn up for the new buildings, and to meet the challenge, the school has formed a fund-raising committee that will approach old boys, parents and corporations. The new school will provide room for a further 12 classrooms, enabling a reduction in class size from 40 to 35. The school will also offer excellent facilities, including a computer centre, sports field, swimming pool and tennis and basketball courts.