Parents in Tooting could soon have a new primary school for their children.

Proposals for a brand new primary school that would be run as a free school sponsored by nearby Graveney School have been backed by Wandsworth's councillors.

The new school, set to be based in the Professional Centre in Franciscan Road and open in September 2013, would admit 60 pupils into two reception classes, eventually creating places for 420 children from four to 11.

The school would be run as an educational trust in partnership with Graveney School, which has for many years been one of the borough’s highest performing secondary schools.

Graveney’s principal Graham Stapleton said: “Graveney School has a long history as an outstanding school. Its most recent Ofsted report said that its ‘excellent balance of nurture and challenge makes a real difference to children’s lives’.

“This proposed new school would provide the same vision and ethos for younger pupils who would also benefit from Graveney’s expertise and its excellent sporting and academic facilities.”

The school is being proposed to meet rising demand from parents for primary school places in Tooting but requires support from the local community to get the go-ahead.

A survey has been posted to local residents but you can have your say at The deadline is February 24.