EALING residents are being asked for their views on plans to expand Greenford High School to accommodate 25 per cent more pupils.

Ealing Council has proposed expanding the secondary school in Lady Margaret Road from 1,200 pupils to 1,500 by 2022, to meet a growing demand for school places in the borough.

New places would be phased in over five years, starting with two extra classrooms for 60 students in year 7 in 2018, funded by the council.

Proposals also include building a centre for 20 pupils with special educational needs.

Councillor Binda Rai, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Every child should have the best start in life by giving them the opportunity to go to a good, local school.

"I am proud of the work we have done to create extra primary school places for our children and since 2012 we have created 1,200 extra high school places through careful planning and investment and our work with governing bodies.

“There is a lot of demand for school places in and around Greenford and I would like to hear the views of parents, teachers and residents.”

Ealing Council's cabinet will make a decision in the spring on whether to pursue the proposals.

Views must be submitted via the council website www.ealing.gov.uk by Friday February 12.