See the full curriculum rationale diagram (Pdf)
The new National Curriculum was introduced by the Government in 2014, which as a school we follow.
We have created our own Curriculum Rationale which showcases our Curriculum Offer (see above)
We have recently adopted the 'Cornerstones Curriculum', a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children. This ensures our curriculum is engaging, challenging and creative and provides positive learning experiences for the children.
What is the Cornerstones curriculum?
The Cornerstones curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Each term, the curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (Topics). A vast array of engaging and exciting learning activities, with creative cross-curricular links, allows children to become totally immersed in their learning.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding across the curriculum. These learning opportunities are based on Cornerstone’s four stages of learning; engage, develop, innovate and express.
The children follow a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with the National Curriculum. As well as adopting Cornerstones as our curriculum, we also supplement this with some discreet curriculum topics in order to ensure breadth, balance and coverage in all year groups. Children also study Religious Education and PSHE.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. At The Meadows Primary School we are committed to providing an education full of opportunities that will prepare all pupils for their future with a positive attitude and an ambition to be the best they can be. We aim to encourage and develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full and strong consideration is given to the allocation of resources to support this vision.
The impact of the pupil premium at The Meadows
Pupil premium funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children from families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals entitlement (FSM) now or within the last six years.
For details on how the pupil premium is utilised and the impact it has at The Meadows please see ourplans below
- Pupil premium strategy 2019-22 (Pdf)
- Pupil premium strategy and spending 2019/20 (Pdf)
- Pupil premium impact report 2018/19 (Pdf)
- Pupil premium strategy and spending 2018/19 (Pdf)
- Pupil premium impact report 2017/18 (Pdf)
Free school meals
If you think you might be entitled to free school meals you will need to register through South Gloucestershire Council.
If you would prefer to come into school, you can ask for Jo Campbell who is our Pupil Premium Leader and she will help you to complete the form.
The Meadows Primary School
Tel: 0117 932 2203
Headteacher: Mrs J. Mounter
Chair of the Academy Governance Committee: Mrs D Allez
SENCO: Mrs H Macleod
School administrator: Mrs L. Luther
Clerical assistant: Mrs G Pedrick and Mrs E. Johnson
School policies and procedures
- Accessibility policy (Pdf, 433kb)
- Admission arrangements (Pdf, 605kb). Please also see admission to primary school in South Gloucesterhire (Pdf, 11mb) Admissions form in year (Pdf)
- Anti-bullying policy (Pdf, 300kb)
- Attendance and punctuality (Pdf, 626kb)
- Behaviour for learning policy (Pdf, 354kb)
- Charging and remissions policy (Pdf, 344kb) Request for remission of charges form (Docx)
- Child protection and safeguarding policy (Pdf, 1mb)
- Child protection and safeguarding policy addendum, June 2020 (Pdf)
- Complaints’ procedure
- Concern at work policy (whistleblowing) (Pdf, 471kb)
- Early years foundation stage policy
- Equalities plan (Pdf)
- Exclusion: local authority guidelines
- Health and safety policy (Pdf, 376kb)
- Home schoool agreement (PDdf)
- Homework policy (Pdf, 236kb)
- Inclusion policy (Pdf, 320kb)
- Online safety policy (Pdf)
- Pupil premium strategy and spending (Pdf, 640kb)
- Pupil premium strategy 2020-21 (Pdf)
- Relationships and sex education (RSE) policy (Pdf)
- Scheme of delegation
- School meals policy (Pdf, 213kb)
- School uniform and clothing policy (Pdf, 612kb)
- Special educational needs and disability (SEND) WMAT policy
- Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) school policy (Pdf)
- SEND parent-friendly advice (Pdf, 350kb)
- SEND information report (Pdf)
- Supporting pupils with medical conditions policy
- WMAT annual reports and financial statements
- WMAT articles of association
For more information see the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust policies
The Meadows Primary School aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all children and promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We are committed to equality; reflecting and valuing diversity.
As defined by the Act, as a public authority we must have due regard to the need to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited under the Act
- advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
- foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
As a school, we also have two specific duties to perform in relation to the Equality Act of 2010:
- to publish information which shows we have due regard for inequalities as defined by the Act
- to publish at least one equality objective and report annually on its progress
The Act states that we do not have to report information that may ‘identify’ individuals. Therefore, no staff data is presented here because our staffing numbers are below the threshold of one hundred and thirty.
- Equalities plan (Pdf)
Wellsway Multi Academy Trust (WMAT)
The Meadows Primary School converted to academy status on 1st December 2017. We are now part of the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust (WMAT), C/o Wellsway School, Chandag Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1PH.