Meadows School
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Special school
11 - 16
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Egerton House
Wardle Road
OL12 9EN

School Description

The school provides alternative education for boys and girls aged 11 to 16 whose needs cannot be met in a mainstream school. The school is registered for 21 pupils. There are currently 12 pupils on roll. All pupils are looked after by local authorities across the country and are in residential care. All pupils have social, emotional and mental health special educational needs. They either have, or are in the process of being assessed for, an EHC plan. Since the last inspection, the organisation of the school and the curriculum offer have Inspection report: Meadows School, 26–28 March 2019 Page 9 of 12 changed. At the time of the last inspection, pupils were taught at the school in small groups and all received additional individual tuition in classrooms in the children’s homes. Pupils are not taught in their homes anymore. They are taught in small groups in newly built classrooms on the school site for between two to six sessions. They attend alternative provision for the rest of the time. The school currently uses four alternative providers. These are the ARC in Stockport, Link4Life, Rubber Soul music studio, which is part of SMS Education Limited, and ACE Training. Pupils may spend up to four days a week at the ARC. School staff often accompany pupils to the ARC and teach lessons at that site. Pupils spend one or two sessions at Link4Life and Rubber Soul and up to four afternoons at ACE. The leadership and staffing structure of the school have been reorganised. The number of teaching staff was reduced significantly in April 2017. The deputy headteacher was acting headteacher from June 2018 and became the substantive headteacher in January 2019. The school commissions support from a school improvement adviser from G8Way. This is a federation of three schools in Cheshire East: Knutsford Academy, Poynton High School and Wilmslow High School. The school also shares effective practice within a north-west consortium of special schools, which is part of NASS. The previous inspection was conducted in April 2016 at no notice, in response to complaints. That inspection found the overall effectiveness and all aspects of the school’s work to be good.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.