TAMWORTH MP Kevin Anderson said he's been in discussions with the Education Minister about the city's need for a new school.
During the state election, Mr Anderson promised to investigate a new school for the city.
"I firmly believe the time is right now to do a complete assessment of our education needs," Mr Anderson said.
"We've been talking to the Education Minister about Tamworth's growing population and the need to look at our school infrastructure."
Mr Anderson said he was "excited about looking forward to progressing that".
"It's exciting to think that we could have a state-of-the-art school in to the future," he said.
"I think when you look at educational facilities today, compared to traditional education facilities look like, who knows what a new school will look like in five years?"
Mr Anderson said there was still "a fair bit of work to be done" before any major decisions were made.
"A lot of work has to be done on the planning, the demographics, where our growth areas are and if our schools need it yet," he said.
"We are right at the start of that process, so we have to do a lot of planning and a lot of work on growth areas, and our needs whether they be primary or secondary."
In June, the NSW Education Department said Tamworth already had more than enough classrooms for the growing population.
"This year, the three co-educational high schools have a total enrolment of about 2500 students which creates a demand for 133 classrooms," a spokesperson said.
"There are 142 permanent classrooms across the three schools."