A new wave of free schools has been approved with four set to open in west London.
Two new free schools will start up in the borough of Hillingdon; Grangewood All-Through Free School and Moorcroft Primary Free School.
The third will be the all-through Maaz Free School in Richmond, while in Hounslow a special school will be set up through the free school process.
Free schools are funded by the government but are independent of the local council and are run by groups including charities, businesses or parents.
Education Secretary Justine Greening said: "We need schools that can bring out the best in every single child no matter where they’re growing up, how much their parents earn, or however different their talents are.
"That’s why these new schools are so important - they give us the school places we need for the future, and they also give parents more choices to find a great school place in their area that’s right for their child."
The Department for Education (DfE) approved a total of 131 new schools on Wednesday (April 12), including 111 free schools and 20 new special schools.
Giving these schools the green light will create 69,000 places.
The new round of approvals builds on the government's manifesto to open 500 new free schools by 2020.
A total of 124 have opened since 2015, with a further 376 set to open by 2020 – including the schools announced yesterday.
The government has created a new body – LocatED , as part of its work to open more free schools.
The organisation, made up of experienced property specialists, will help speed up the process to acquire sites for new schools.
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