Decision details

Outcome of Consultation on the proposed satellite of Meadow Special School on the Harefield Academy Site and increase in number of places

Decision Maker: CABINET

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That Cabinet consider the responses to the statutory consultation as set out in the report and Appendix 4 and approve the proposed satellite of Meadow High School at the Harefield Boarding Block and subsequent increase in number of places.


Reasons for decision


Cabinet considered the responses from the statutory consultation into the expansion of Meadow High School and the creation of new places at a satellite hub at Harefield Academy and weighing up all relevant factors, it agreed the statutory proposals to enable this.


The Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education noted that Meadow High School was the largest special school in the Borough and welcomed that the school had also done a significant amount of work consulting with the parents and staff on the proposals.


The Cabinet Member set out how the plans would provide an increase in SEND places and also support the Council’s Dedicated Schools Grant Safety Valve Agreement.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have decided not to proceed with the statutory plans for the school expansion, but considered this not to be an option given the importance of additional SEND places needed in the Borough.


Relevant Select Committee

Children, Families & Education

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

5pm, 15 July 2022

Officer(s) to action

Nav Minas / Vikram Hansrani


Education & SEND




The report and any background papers relating to this decision by the Cabinet are available to view on the Council's website or by visiting the Civic Centre, Uxbridge.



Publication date: 08/07/2022

Date of decision: 07/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 07/07/2022 - CABINET

Effective from: 16/07/2022

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