Hounslow school chiefs plans to create 245 extra places at primary schools across the borough as they struggle to cope with an explosion in birth rates.
Parents are being consulted about proposals for new reception classes at schools in Bedfont, Brentford, Hounslow, Heston, Hanworth and Isleworth.
Town hall bosses want to create the new reception places by September next year to accommodate the anticipated demand, with the number of births in the borough having soared by 32 per cent between 2000 and 2007.
Cllr Paul Lynch, lead member for education, told the Chronicle: "We can't just cram more children into existing classrooms and as demand will be spread across the borough, building new schools isn't really feasible.
"Expanding the number of classes at existing schools, where possible, is better value for money than providing the same number on a new site.
"Larger primary schools are also more flexible to demand should the current increase in birth rate reverse in the future."
Up to 10 schools could be affected by the changes, although four of those will only be expanded if the demand is deemed sufficient.
They are (one extra class of 30 pupils unless otherwise stated):
- Lionel Primary, Brentford
- Fairholme Primary, Bedfont
- Crane Park Primary, Hanworth (an extra 15 pupils)
- Andrew Ewing Primary, Heston
- Chatsworth Infant & Nursery and Chatsworth Junior, Hounslow
- Hounslow Town Primary, Hounslow (30 extra pupils if deemed necessary)
- Spring Grove Primary, Isleworth (30 extra pupils if deemed necessary)
- The Smallberry Green Primary, Isleworth
- Isleworth Town Primary, Isleworth (30 extra pupils if deemed necessary)
- St Mary's RC Primary, Isleworth (30 extra pupils if deemed necessary).
All the schools earmarked for expansion are in areas of high growth, and the majority are already oversubscribed.
Parents and carers across the borough are being consulted on the proposals. Education chiefs are set to name their preferred options in April, before making a final decision in October.
For more about the plans, and to fill in an online questionnaire, visit: www.hounslow.gov.uk/consultations