A frustrated mother says she has been battling with the council for months to find a suitable school for her autistic son.
Sheila Dawkins' son has been attending Ealing Primary Centre (EPC), which caters for children with behavioural problems, since the beginning of June.
It was a temporary measure since the family had a disagreement with his previous school.
She says she was told in April that seven-year-old Jamal Lawrence could no longer attend Coston Primary School, in Oldfield Lane South, Greenford because of 'health and safety reasons.'
The school has a specialist unit which caters for five to seven-year-olds with special needs which Jamal had attended for almost two years and was due to leave this summer.
After a three-week attendance at Hillingdon Manor school it was decided Jamal's needs could not be catered for and he was eventually placed at EPC in Greenford Road. He now faces going back there in September.
Ms Dawkins, of Greenford Road, Greenford, said: "He is not supposed to be there, there hasn't been an assessment of his needs and he's not learning there, if anything his education is going backwards.
"I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall, no-one seems to want to help. My son may be autistic but he's a bright boy and he's going to lose out in life unless something is done."
A spokeswoman for Ealing Council said it was working with Ms Dawkins to secure a new school placement and added: "Jamal has very complex needs that could not be met by the primary support base at Coston. The unit has two staff working with eight pupils, but that level of supervision is not enough for Jamal.
“Jamal is currently attending Ealing Primary Centre where he is receiving dedicated support from two teaching assistants with skills in dealing with children with severe learning and behavioural difficulties."