KJ Tait

Swan School and Meadowbrook College, Oxford

Oxfordshire County Council

Located in Oxford to serve the expanding city, this new build 3FE mixed Secondary School caters for around 450 students from 11-18 years old.  Meadowbrook Alternative Provision (AP) Academy, adjacent to The Swan School, was planned to work in synergy with the school and offers space for 360 students.  The contract values were £30M for The Swan School and £3.7M for Meadowbrook Academy.

The whole project underwent extensive dynamic modeling to validate the natural ventilation and passive design strategies.


The Sports Halls space and water heating  is served via a heat pump and coupled with passive ventilation wind catchers for a low energy sports wing.


The school was successfully completed for the start of the new school year.