The Meadows School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
124
AGES
11 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special converter

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(24/9/19)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating
8.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.6:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
19.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
4.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.2%
Pupils first language
not English
33.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Springfield Road
Leek
ST13 6EU
01538225050

School Description

Pupils in this school feel happy and enjoy school. ‘It’s grand!’ was a comment from a pupil, reflecting the views of many. The relationships between pupils and staff and among pupils are positive. Staff go the extra mile to care for the pupils. The school is calm and orderly. Pupils respect each other. Bullying is rare. If pupils are unkind to each other, the teachers deal with it quickly. The range of trips and activities offered to all pupils is a strength of the school. These include trips to Germany, Belgium and an outdoor education centre. On Friday afternoons, the school offers a range of activities for pupils to take part in. These include Zumba, music, art and craft, and sport. Pupils enjoy these activities. Students in the sixth form are well prepared for the next stage in their education. All have work placements and college placements. All students go on to post-16 training or college. Teachers want all pupils to do the best they can. They enter them for a range of qualifications. As a result, all pupils achieve to the best of their ability. They also help them to become more independent. For example, students in the sixth form can go to a local shop at lunchtime.

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