A faith free school which could be the first state-supported Islamic school in the borough has made it past the first stages of the planning process.
Hujjat Primary School, which would educate around 420 pupils in the area, has put in an application to the Department of Education (DoE).
MP for Harrow East Bob Blackman welcomed the news and said: "Harrow has a long standing tradition of providing quality education which caters to differences of culture and faith and free schools are more likely to be rated outstanding by Ofsted than other state schools.
"Our Hindu free school, Avanti House, has been a phenomenal success and its commitment to providing high quality education has already led to an urgent need for expansion due to popularity."
The Conservative MP added: "I believe there is local demand for an Islamic faith school which will support quality education and community cohesion, so I will be supporting this application as it progresses in any way I can.”
Officials from the DoE will be working with the school as it moves to the next stage of the application and seeks a permanent site.
However, it will be down to the Secretary of State to decide whether to enter into a funding agreement with the Hujjat School Trust so that the school can open.
The Hujjat School Trust is supported by the Floreat Education Academies Trust, with the school being proposed for children aged four to 11 who live in Harrow.
The trust put in an application in 2014 which was rejected due to "technicalities".
Since then, it has re-applied for a free school and in a community newsletter, said it "would be more suitable and appropriate to [their] needs".