Meadow High School at Harefield Academy


Robert West was appointed to provide multi-disciplinary advice in relation to the expansion of Meadow High School at the Harefield Academy satellite site, Northwood Way, Harefield. Meadow High School currently provides education for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) pupils aged 11–19 years at a site located on Royal Lane, Uxbridge in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The school was previously subject of a Department for Education (DfE) refurbishment project that Robert West consulted on and is now complete. Proposals have arisen to address the need for more SEND school places in the borough


Robert West was responsible for producing a Transport Assessment, School Travel Plan, Delivery and Servicing Plan and a preliminary access design for the site to support a full planning application for the development proposals. The team ensured deliverables were issued on programme to a high standard despite a very challenging deadline on the project.

Robert West liaised with the design team and Meadow High School to help design a safe, compact and efficient drop-off and collection area for SEND students, in a spaced constraint area of the site. The team also faced the challenge of deriving a drop-off and collection strategy to synergise with the existing Harefield Academy secondary school and sixth form adjacent to minimise the impact on the local highway network.


Robert West liaised closely with the Client, London Borough of Hillingdon and Transport for London to address any queries arising after planning submission. This resulted in planning permission being granted with no objections on highways matters.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2024 and the team look forward to seeing the final result.