Two new sixth form buildings will be built after they were granted planning permission.

Teddington School, in Broom Road, Hampton Wick, was given the green light to build a two-storey sixth form block on the Trowlock frontage for an additional 240 pupils from 2014.

The school’s chairman of governors, Alex Ferguson, said the new sixth form would provide inspiration and give a much-needed alternative to students not ready to go to a larger college.

Objectors to the new building, including residents from nearby Trowlock Island, raised fears over noise, flood risk assessment, traffic and parking.

The school said the increase in pupils would only need 10 extra staff members and the plans included an additional 10 parking spaces.

Councillor Tania Mathias argued the additional parking would not be enough.

She also said the noise increase would not come from the sixth form pupils but from the building reflecting and amplifying the noise of people using sports facilities in the evenings and weekends.

Orleans Park School, in Richmond Road, Twickenham, was also granted permission to build a single-storey reception building and a three-storey extension to the existing sports hall for a new sixth form.

The building is due to expand sixth provision at the school from 2014/15, and will increase pupil numbers from 1,000 to 1,240 and increase staff from 140 to 160 by 2015/16.

No one spoke against the application, which was passed at the planning meeting in York House, Twickenham, on Thursday, July 25.