RESIDENTS are being asked to suggest the name and help shape the future of Greenford's new free school.

The high school is set to open in September 2013, subject to planning permission, in a new building on the former site of the Glaxo SmithKline sports ground in Oldfield Lane North.

The school - which is provisionally called North Ealing Church of England Academy - is being set up by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and Acton's Twyford CE High School after Michael Gove approved the proposalin October.

Residents are now being asked to give their views about the plans at two public meetings early next year - including suggestions for a new name.

Twyford's headteacher Alice Hudson has become the executive head of the Twyford CE Academies Trust overseeing both schools.

She said: "There has already been a lot of local involvement in the project via the primary schools.

"We now want to cast the net wider to ensure that all local people, residents, businesses, parents and children tell us what their priorities are for the new school."

The school will run independently from the local authority with two specialisms in science and foreign languages. Although it will have a Christian ethos, children of all faiths and none can attend.

It will have space for 1,200 pupils aged 11 to 16 and a 250 place sixth form along with a centre for children with special needs.

All are welcome to the first meeting at Edward Betham Primary School, in Oldfield Lane South, Greenford, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday,January 19.

A second meeting will be held at Horsenden Primary School, Horsenden Lane North, Greenford, at the same time on Wednesday, February 8.

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