Turing House School could find a permanent home in Whitton, on the border with Hounslow, as speculation over the free school continues.

A source close to the process revealed the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the Russell Education Trust (RET) have identified two possible sites.

The first, which is thought to be favoured by Richmond Council, is a large field between Sempervirens Nursery and Heathfield recreation ground, close to Twickenham Academy.

It is also believed the EFA has lodged a formal declaration of interest in relation to the Imperial College Playing Fields, in Teddington, which are for sale.

Turing House's official Twitter account posted an email this week, which confirmed a funding agreement from the Secretary of State for the school.

Councillor Paul Hodgins, council cabinet member for schools, said: "We are continuing to support the EFA and Turing House to identify a permanent site for the school.

"At this time no site has been agreed.

"We know this is an anxious time for parents, however we are hopeful that a site will be confirmed shortly."