A SCHOOL is to get a double mobile classroom to cater for 60 additional pupils it must take to ease the borough's school places crisis.
Hillingdon Council say they need to provide 34 additional classrooms over the next five years.
Under council plans Highfield Primary School, in Charville Lane West, Hillingdon, will have the mobile classroom for a period of three years, from this September, up until September 2014.
The details are being considered by Hillingdon Council's planning department at present.
Due to financial pressures and time constraints, the only way to meet the targets it has set itself for this September is through temporary accommodation.
Highfield was chosen because the borough decided it was the most suitable school to meet the need, based on its location, that it was within walking distance for the area of Hayes and Hillingdon, in which the places crisis is concentrated, and the fact it is not one of the seven schools earmarked for permanent expansion.
Jane Ellis, headteacher, said: "We are just trying to support the borough in its need to ensure every child has a school place.
"We are very fortunate that we have the land here. We were originally part of the BS21 programme which collapsed, so we have been in constant dialogue with parents.
"We are going to have port-a-cabins, I think we are ready for it, we are oversubscribed at the moment, so they have done their statistical analysis correctly.
"Of course we will still have the same number of toilets, and the same size hall, to cater for extra pupils, which is an example of some of the challenges we have to face, but our staff are excellent and we should cope just fine."
Plans for the permanent expansion of Whitehall School in Cowley Road, Uxbridge, are still in flux.
An independent schools adjudicator gave the green light to the strongly opposed plans earlier this year, on the condition that planning approval was gained by July 31.
Plans were withdrawn on March 11, putting the process back to square one, and architects are in the process of working on amended plans which are expected to be re-submitted in the coming weeks.