Ealing Council’s cabinet agreed on Tuesday (February 17) to invest £5 million in expanding Beaconsfield Primary in Southall.
This September, the school will temporarily increase the number of reception children admitted from 30 to 60 and this will become permanent in 2015, eventually creating 210 more places in the school.
A new primary school will also open in Acton in September. Ark Byron Primary Academy will accept 60 reception pupils each year, eventually creating 420 spaces.
The school will temporarily share premises with Ark Priory Academy, in Acton, while their new building is constructed near Acton Park.
Councillor Binda Rai, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “We are constantly exploring opportunities to ensure we provide enough school places for our growing population we will continue to respond to local demand where needed. These latest projects will help to ease pressure in Southall and Acton and give more children the opportunity to get an education at a local primary school.
“Our focus has now widened to include high schools and we are now putting our plans into action; ensuring that there are enough places for when our primary-aged children grow older and move to secondary school. Elthorne Park High School and Brentside High School, both in Hanwell, have already been approved for further expansion.”