On 10th July 2018 the school received a visit from Her Majesty's OFSTED Inspector.  The inspection lasted one day and the letter from the inspector is now available by following the link below.  I am very pleased to announce that the school remains 'Good'.  The inspector reported that...

- '...commitment to a 'values-based education is having a positive impact on the way pupils behave and learn.  Modelled well by adults, there is mutual respect throughout the school.'

- 'Pupils in lessons are engaged and enthusiastic about their learning; they do not give up easily, have a love of learning... are ambitious and... value their time at The Meads.'

- 'You have made good progress in resolving the areas for improvement outlined in the previous inspection report.  This is most notably the case in the deployment of your teaching assistants.  You have invested in their development with high quality training so that they are more confident in supporting pupils in readiness for their learning.'

- 'In response to the previous inspections findings, you have successfully raised standards in the quality of teaching and learning in writing... and your actions have led to significant improvements in pupils' achievements in reading.'

- '...good work to improve the progress of disadvantaged pupils has continued since the last inspection.  Disadvantaged pupils at the end of both key stages attained at or above the expected standard... Disadvantaged pupils in Year 6 made progress in line with other pupils nationally in reading and writing and made progress significantly above that of other pupils nationally in mathematics.'

- 'Your exciting curriculum develop's pupils learning and deepens their understanding of the world around them, while exemplifying the school's core values... Carefully planned lessons extend and develop pupils thinking.'


You can read the entire letter here, and our previous OFSTED reports can be found here.


Head's welcome

RichardDear Parents:

On behalf of the staff, the School Governors and the Local Authority, may I take this opportunity to welcome you and your children to The Meads Primary School.

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Our Mission Statement


At The Meads we are proud to celebrate each child as an individual with unique needs, aspirations and beliefs. We aim to give each child the opportunity to flourish and develop through a nurturing, creative and engaging learning journey, enabling them to take responsibility for their own learning. Our values programme promotes diversity and unites children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community in our shared vision to help our children to become emotionally intelligent, resilient and socially responsible individuals who set and achieve the highest standards for themselves.

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August 2019

This month's value is Happiness. Happiness is not out there, it's in you.

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Online Safety Update 6th May 2019

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