KINGSTON'S new 1,500-place secondary school will be split across two sites at the Hawker Centre and the North Kingston Centre.
The decision follows a decade-long campaign from parents in the north of the borough who say a lack of schools in the area means they have little choice about where they send their children.
The North Kingston Centre, by Fern Hill primary school, in Richmond Road, would house an eight form entry school for 11-16 year olds.
The school's playing fields and sports facilities would be based on the same site as a sixth form centre at the nearby Hawker Centre, in Lower Ham Road.
Sites rejected by the council include Latchmere Recreation Ground, Dinton Field in Park Road, the Kingfisher site in Fairfield Road and a site by Kingston Road allotments, recreation ground and sewage works in New Malden.
Both of the selected sites are already owned by Kingston Council and will be given a complete overhaul with new buildings.
Funding is expected to come from central government through its basic needs pot or the building schools for the future programme. But work is not expected to start until at last 2012, leaving some parents concerned about how the borough's secondary schools will cope, following the recent rise in demand for primary schools places.
From July 20 consultation documents will be sent to all homes in the Kingston Town neighbourhood and parents whose children are currently attending a Kingston primary school.
A public meeting will be held at 7pm on July 22 at the Hawker Centre. The closing date for feedback and comments is August 17.
The consultation results will be presented to the council's executive at a meeting on September 1, when a decision about the site will be made. A statutory consultation, which is expected to take at least nine months, can then begin.