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'(The Principal and the) staff make a significant difference to pupils' lives by working with them to develop positive feelings of self-worth and by providing them with the strategies and resilience to manage their own emotions more effectively' (Ofsted Education 2016)



Meadows School is a non-maintained day and residential special school in Kent run by the children's charity Barnardo's. We provide education for students between 7 and 19 who have an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) or are in the process of obtaining one. Our designation is for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

The main secondary school is sited in Southborough between the two historic towns of Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge on a 19 acre campus. The primary campus is based in Tunbridge Wells close to Pembury and the A21.

We offer a broad curriculum tailored to individual student need in order to help them achieve their full potential at the school, including opportunities to study for GCSE’s, BTECs, Vocational Skills qualifications, Entry Level Certificates and AQA Unit Awards. We also offer AS Levels for some 16+ students.