In common with many local authorities Harrow needs to create more primary school places to meet the growing demand by residents. LOM defined an approach to create an additional form of entry assessing each school against guidance to establish accommodation requirements. Options were developed in consultation with schools and the local authority to define a ‘best fit’ solution. The focus was to contribute to the long term future of each school by providing the best value within the budgetary and spatial limitations.
Each school also identified its own specific requirements such as being able to provide hot meals, ensuring facilities were available to the wider community, improving flexibility and clustering year groups.