PARENTS have reacted with anger after education bosses revealed plans to give the local primary school the same name as a nearby pub.
Governors at Adlington Primary, near Chorley, Lancashire, want to change its name to White Bear.
They chose the name because of its long association with Adlington, which had a train station, scout troop, coach firm and marina called White Bear.
But people in Adlington are worried that the name is normally linked with the pub at the end of the road.
Barry Heeks, 47, from Adlington, said: "I do not think White Bear is a good name for a school.
"It doesn't sound like a school. There is the White Bear pub, and if someone says 'Where is the White Bear?' they mean the pub."
Chairman of the school's governors Alan Seddon said visitors sometimes confused it with Adlington St Paul's.