Half of Turing House School’s intake should be children from Whitton, according to councillors for the ward.

Consultation is currently open around the admission arrangements for the school, which is expected to move from its temporary home in Teddington’s Livingston House to Hospital Bridge Road in Whitton in two-and-a-half years.

The vast majority of the school places would remain for children from Teddington, rather than from its new Whitton home, with an expected split of 80:20.

Councillor for Whitton Grant Healy said he and fellow Conservative councillor Gareth Elliot believed it should be open to as many children from the area as possible.

Coun Healy said: "We are looking for that ratio to change to 50:50."

He added: "I have spoken to [headteacher] Colin Mackinlay and the chair of governors and they have said if the consultation is overwhelmingly for a change in the ratio then they would look at that.

"So I am encouraging everybody I can to engage in this consultation process."

The school’s consultation page states it is considering increasing its published admissions number (PAN) from 150 to 200 the year it moves to its permanent site, which Coun Healy said he was against.

Liberal Democrat councillor for Whitton Liz Jaeger agreed increasing the PAN would be problematic.

She said: "Increasing the admissions from 150 to 200 a year will add to the problems of traffic, congestion and so on."

She was also critical of the proposed site in Heathfield, and called for more transparency from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) with regard to its decision on where the school would be.

Coun Jaeger said: "While the proposed site in Heathfield may only be two miles from the admissions point, there are other sites, such as the land near the David Lloyd centre [Hampton] that would serve better.

"And why couldn't Udney Park [in Teddington] be secured?"

Coun Healy said though he was sympathetic to the many who were disappointed the Metropolitan Open Land could be built on for the school, it was up to Hounslow Council to decide whether to sell it to the EFA, though he was not sure a deal had been completely established.

Richmond Council has written a letter to the school's governing body urging it to review their proposals and "implement a policy that is fair to everyone."

The Department for Education said it was not an issue it wished to comment on.

Have your say at turinghouseschool.org.uk/consultation.php