LB Brent have indicated their desire to expand Preston Park school, adding to its capacity.
Brent Council has asked the governing body of Preston Manor High School to consider a proposal to expand the school by creating two new forms of entry from September 2011. This will create 60 new Reception places, lowering the age limit for admission.
A six-week representation period is underway about the plans for permanent expansion.
Preston Manor High School is a non-denominational mixed gender foundation school catering for students aged 11-19 years. The school currently offers 252 Year 7 places and has a sixth form. It has agreed to have two temporary Reception classes, with 60 places, from January 2011 until the end of the academic year. The temporary accommodation will be sited next to Ashley Gardens.
Details of the proposal for permanent expansion were published in a statutory notice on 4 November 2010.
If the proposals are agreed, the permanent building would be at the north end of the school site with its own dedicated access from Carlton Avenue East. It would be on land currently unused by the school so no extra land would be required.