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Core Offer

Students we can support:

We support students with mild to moderate levels of the following:

  • Learning and communication difficulties
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders including autistic spectrum conditions & pervasive developmental disorders
  • Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder & Foetal Alcohol related Neurological Disorder
  • Adverse childhood experiences and developmental trauma
  • Conduct and behavioural difficulties, disruptive behaviour including ADHD/ADD
  • Attention and over-activity difficulties
  • Fear and anxiety, repetition and somatic difficulties
  • Mood problems, emotional dysregulation, eating difficulties & self-harm
  • Psychotic episodes
  • Sensory issues
  • Fine and gross motor skill difficulties
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • School Phobia
  • Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Abuse/neglect issues
  • Sensory Modulation difficulties
  • Memory Difficulties, cognitive processing difficulties
  • Low Emotional Literacy
  • Low Social Skills
  • Speech and Language difficulties

We are unable to educate and support students with the following needs:

  • Students with significant speech and language needs
  • Complex visibility needs
  • Schizophrenia
  • Persistent episodes of psychosis
  • Significant suicide risk
  • Significant risk to others
  • Students with a history of persistently absconding from site
  • Students with significant criminal involvement
  • PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

Meadows School main campus is on an open 19 acre site which includes woodland. We develop our students’ resilience and confidence so that they make sensible decisions whilst developing their independence. We enrich our students’ lives by providing them with opportunities to develop their resilience, confidence and independence.

Assessment Period

Meadows School offers a 30 full school day assessment period for all new students. Within those 30 days, students will receive assessments based on their presenting needs. These could include;

  • Baseline assessments in all core subjects, such as Maths and English
  • Reading level assessment through the Accelerated Reader programme
  • WRIT – Wide Range Intelligence Test
  • WRAT 5 – Wide Range Achievement Test
  • SDMT - Symbol Digit’s Modality Test
  • First 100 hundred high frequency words assessment
  • Nelson Group Reading test
  • Vernon Graded Word Spelling test
  • Coloured Overlay assessment
  • Handwriting Assessment
  • Alphabet Sequencing assessment
  • SDQ’s – Strengths/Difficulties Questionnaires

At the end of the 30 days a placement meeting will be held. Parents/carers, the placing Local Authority and any other appropriate professionals may be requested to attend.

If further support is identified as being required during the assessment period this will be discussed prior to the placement being finalised.

'The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people' (Ofsted Care 2020)