Meadows School is a non-maintained special day 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.
Our main secondary site is in Southborough (between the two historic towns of Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge) on a 19 acre campus. The large site incorporates Key Stages 3 and 4 in the main school and has a separate post-16 provision. Our 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 school, including opportunities to study for GCSEs, BTECs, Vocational Skills qualifications, Entry Level Certificates and AQA Unit Awards. We also offer AS Levels for some 16+ students.
The school consists of purpose built buildings on the beautiful main site which is sited between the two historic towns of Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, and a newer Primary Campus in Tunbridge Wells .
Meadows School provides a holistic approach to individual behaviour and well-being.
Each student has an allocated pastoral key worker to work with them and their parents/carers throughout their time at the school.
A bespoke curriculum is provided which can engage individual students in education and enrich school experience with new and challenging opportunities. This will empower them to move on to the next step of their education and careers, and ultimately to lead independent lives.
‘(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’
In 2020-21 we reached 382,872 children, young people, parents, and carers through our 791 services and partnerships across the UK. We're celebrating what we've achieved and want to say a big thank you! Find out more in our new impact report: https://t.co/agXWqmwIy3 https://t.co/suOV4jgXTS
Blooming marvellous! In more good news today our Primary campus was part of the Tunbridge Wells entry to #southeastinbloom which was awarded Gold! Our feedback included that the site "showed how gardening and horticulture can support those with difficulties" https://t.co/ncAk65qeu3
Meadows School is thrilled to announce we have been awarded a cross-phase Quality Mark for English and Maths! This promotes, supports and celebrates progress made by a school in English and Maths. Fantastic news #QualityMark
It's taken a little longer to be fully installed than we anticipated (supply issues etc) but we really think it's been worth the wait! Students will be thrilled when they return on Monday. Our outdoor equipment will be fun to use but also aid with student self-regulation! https://t.co/FedeaJHFbB