Consultation on controversial proposals for a city academy in the west end of Newcastle is to start this week.
Newcastle City Council is proposing the school to replace West Gate Community College as part of a regeneration scheme for the area.
Families will be asked their views on which of three possible sites they think would be most suitable.
The union Unison has voiced concerns about the academy plan because of private investment in education.
The three possible locations are the existing West Gate Community College site, land next to the John Marley Centre, Norland Road, Scotswood, and land south of Armstrong Road, near the junction with Whitehouse Road, Scotswood.
A leaflet with details of the proposals and a questionnaire is being sent to homes in Benwell and Scotswood, Blakelaw, Elswick, Fenham, Westgate and Wingrove wards.
The leaflets are being distributed with the council's Citylife magazine and people can also take part by visiting the council's education website.
There will also be three events next month for people to find out more.
The consultation results will be reported back to the council's executive in July.
If the proposals are agreed, the plan is to open the academy in September 2008.