A free school has confirmed it will open in September 2015 in The College of North West London's empty former campus in Kilburn.

The Education Funding Agency recently bought the building in Priory Park Road for Kilburn Free Primary School, which will be run by Bellevue Place Education Trust as a 420-place non-denominational school.

And the school has announced it will be renamed Kilburn Grange School to reflect its proximity to Kilburn Grange Park.

Claire Delaney, chairwoman of Bellevue Place Education Trust that will run the Kilburn Grange School, a free school opening in September 2015 in Kilburn
Claire Delaney, chairwoman of Bellevue Place Education Trust that will run the Kilburn Grange School, a free school opening in September 2015 in Kilburn
 

Claire Delaney, chairwoman of Bellevue Place Education Trust, said: “We are thrilled with the building that has been secured for Kilburn Grange School and we’re also looking forward to exploring the various outdoor learning opportunities available in the nearby Kilburn Grange Park.

"Our ambition is to be nothing less than excellent in all that we do, and also to set Kilburn Grange School at the heart of the community it serves.

"We will create an excellent learning environment to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential.

"Kilburn Grange School has been set up in response to local support for our proposals and to help meet the need for more primary school places.

"We hope to meet many members of the local community at our consultation events and hear their views.

"Together, we will create an excellent local school that fulfils local needs.”

The school has launched a two month long consultation and has organised a drop-in session on Wednesday July 16 from 1pm to 3pm and on Monday September 8 from 6pm to 8pm at Kingsgate Community Centre in Kingsgate Road, Brondesbury.

Prospective parents and residents can see the documents on the school website at www.kilburngrangeschool.org.uk

The College of North West London's £5million Kilburn centre - opened in August 2007 by the then-Mayor of London Ken Livingstone - was closed in September 2010 and the courses