THE first new secondary school in the borough for 10 years has moved a step closer after the council bought the land it hopes to build it on.
The borough purchased the GlaxoSmithKline Sports Club and its surrounding fields at the end of last month.
After a public consultation the council will decide who will run the school and the chosen company will then have to put in a planning application for the site in Oldfield Lane North, Greenford.
Building work could then begin in 2013, to be completed in 2015. It is part of the £300m Building Schools for the Future programme, mainly funded by the government but also by the council and individual schools.
Councillor Ian Gibb, cabinet member for children's services, said: "The purchase of this site is a very important milestone and shows the council is committed to providing young people with the best education possible."