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.
For more information please see the curriculum section.
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 6 years.
For details on how the pupil premium is utilised and the impact it has at The Meadows please see ourplans below
- Pupil premium expenditure 2016-17 (Pdf, 131kb)
- Pupil premium strategy and spending 2017/18 (Pdf, 238kb)
- Pupil premium impact report 2017/18 (Pdf)
- Pupil premium strategy and spending 2018/19 (Pdf)
Registering for free school meals
If you think you might be entitled to free school meals you can check the full information on the South Glos website and register: https://www.southglos.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits/benefits/free-school-meals/
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.
Information about pupils in Wellsway Multi Academy Trust schools and alternative provision
Data Protection Act 1998: How we use pupil information
We collect and hold personal information relating to our pupils and may also receive information about them from their previous school, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). We use this personal data to:
- support our pupils’ learning
- monitor and report on their progress
- provide appropriate pastoral care; and
- assess the quality of our services
This information will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information. For pupils enrolling for post 14 qualifications, the Learning Records Service will give us the unique learner number (ULN) and may also give us details about your learning or qualifications.
Once our pupils reach the age of 13, the law requires us to pass on certain information to the local authority in which the school is located who have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds. We may also share certain personal data relating to children aged 16 and over with post-16 education and training providers in order to secure appropriate services for them. A parent/guardian can request that only their child’s name, address and date of birth be passed to the local authority by informing the school office / administrator. This right is transferred to the child once he/she reaches the age 16. For more information about services for young people, please visit the relevant local authority website.
We will not give information about our pupils to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. If you want to receive a copy of the information about your son/daughter that we hold, please contact the school office / administrator.
We are required, by law, to pass some information about our pupils to the Department for Education (DfE). This information will, in turn, then be made available for use by the local authority.
DfE may also share pupil level personal data that we supply to them, with third parties. This will only take place where legislation allows it to do so and it is in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Decisions on whether DfE releases this personal data to third parties are subject to a robust approval process and are based on a detailed assessment of who is requesting the data, the purpose for which it is required, the level and sensitivity of data requested and the arrangements in place to store and handle the data. To be granted access to pupil level data, requestors must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of data, security arrangements and retention and use of the data.
For more information on how this sharing process works, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-pupil-database-apply-for-a-data-extract
For information on which third party organisations (and for which project) pupil level data has been provided to, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-requests-received
If you need more information about how the DfE collect and use your information, please visit:
- the DfE website at https://www.gov.uk/data-protection-how-we-collect-and-share-research-data
The Meadows Primary School
Tel: 0117 932 2203
Headteacher: Mrs J. Mounter
Chair of the Interim Executive Board: Mrs S. Robbins
SENCO: Mrs L King
School administrator: Mrs L. Luther
Clerical assistant: Mrs E. Johnson
School policies and procedures
- Admission arrangements (Pdf, 605kb). Please also see admission to primary school in South Gloucesterhire (Pdf, 11mb)
- Anti-bullying policy (Pdf, 300kb)
- Attendance and punctuality (Pdf, 626kb)
- Behaviour for learning policy (Pdf, 354kb)
- Charging and remissions requirements (Pdf, 419kb)
- Complaints’ procedure (Pdf, 334kb)
- Concern at work policy (Pdf, 471kb)
- Exclusion: local authority guidelines
- Health and safety policy (Pdf, 476kb)
- Homework policy (Pdf, 236kb)
- Inclusion policy (Pdf, 320kb)
- Pupil premium strategy and spending (Pdf, 238kb)
- Safeguarding and child protection policy (Pdf, 1mb)
- Scheme of delegation (Pdf, 210kb)
- School meals policy (Pdf, 213kb)
- School uniform (Pdf, 148kb)
- Special educational needs and disability: parent friendly advice (Pdf, 500kb)
- Special educational needs and disability (SEND) (Pdf, 128kb)
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.
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).