LB Ealing has begin the consultation on the Borough’s first new secondary school for a decade.
The consultation runs until the end of May, and will cover a range of issues including what specialism the new school should have, how the buildings should be designed and what kind of facilities should be provided for the local community.
The new school is planned for the old GlaxoSmithKline sports and social club ground on Oldfield Lane North in Greenford, and is part of Ealing’s £300 million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
The new school is scheduled to open in September 2014. When full, it will provide 1,200 places for pupils aged 11 to 16, a 200 place 6th form and a Severe Learning Difficulties Unit.
In addition to the consultation the council will also be setting up a small working group with local residents and other interested parties to discuss and assist in drawing up proposals on the new high school and how it can benefit the wider local area.