A planned language school in Headington has organised a series of public meetings with its new neighbours.

More than 100 foreign students will be housed in a renovated manor house which was previously used as a hall of residence for Oxford Brookes University.

Cotuit Hall in Pullens Lane was bought from Brookes by lang-uage school EF International Academy in May last year.

The former house will now be revamped to include more accommodation and classrooms.

EF has been in contact with its neighbours and local residents’ groups inviting them to the meetings.

Architect Philip Waddy said: “The plans are at a very early stage but we are keen to get the locals’ thoughts.

“At the meetings we will be exhibiting the draft proposals for the long term future of Cotuit Hall.

“Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and to show the proposals for the renovation of the site.”

The hall will be used to house 16- to 18-year-olds who come from abroad to study on two-year A-Level and International Baccalaureate courses.

Over the summer months, visiting language students have been blamed for increasing amounts of rubbish in nearby South Park and problems with drinking and noise.

Patrick Coulter, of the Highfield Residents’ Association, said: “There has been trouble in some of the parks in Headington but the police were involved and sorted it out in the end.

“There are incidents from time to time but it doesn’t seem too bad.”

Five years ago EF bought nearby Plater College from the Catholic Church to use as a residential college for adult students.

Cotuit Hall was built in 1892 by the Napier family, who lived there for 24 years. It has since been owned by Headington School and Oxford Brookes.

The public meetings will be at Cotuit Hall between 4pm and 7pm tomorrow and on Saturday from 9am to noon