Issue 19 - 2 February 2018





Issue 19 - 2 February 2018

Our thoughts, prayers and  condolences go out to the family and friends of the three boys, Josh, George and Harry, who died in Hayes on Friday 26th January.

Their families have set up a fundraising page for those wishing to honour the memory of the boys.  To donate to their memorial go to:


Next Friday, 9 February, school will be CLOSED TO PUPILS FOR ANNUAL REVIEW DAY.  

If your child is having their Annual Review, you will have received the paperwork and appointment time.

Thank you to parents for sending back the Appointment Time Reply Slip and Parental Response. Please send these back to school as soon as possible if you have not done so already.


The ASD Coffee Morning planned for 9 February at 10.15am is going ahead even though the school is closed for Annual Reviews.  Mrs Watson who runs the coffee mornings is not involved in any of the Annual Reviews on this occasion.  She will be delighted to see parents if they are able to make it.   The next date for an ASD Coffee Morning is 9 March at 10.15am.


The Hillingdon Parent/Carer Forum are running a course entitled “Overcoming Aggression in Children Using the Non-Violent Resistance Approach”.   The day looks at a child-focused approach to parenting children who are anxious and may present an angry and aggressive response to those who care for them.   The course is on 23 February 9.15-2.30pm at the John Locke Academy.  The course is FREE for PCF members only.   For further details of the course, and more information on Hillingdon Parent Carer Forum please visit

Applying For Free School Meals

How does it work?

First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list below.

Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, the school can check online for you. 

The school will be notified directly with any confirmed decisions and will contact you to confirm if your application is successful or not.

It is the parents/carers responsibility to inform the school should your circumstances change.  Any meals taken whilst you are not eligible will be charged at £2.20 per meal taken.

Do you qualify?

  • Universal Credit
  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and
  • Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the
  • Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190, or less, as assessed by HM Revenue & Custom

Pupils can also register for Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits themselves. 
If you think you are eligible please contact School Reception for an application form.

School Uniform Expectations

I have noticed “versions “of our school uniform creeping in recently.   We expect all Year 7-11 pupils to arrive at school in correct uniform every day. If your child is unable to wear an item of school uniform on a particular occasion, please could parents communicate the reason to the form tutor via the pupil link book.   Please find below the “Meadow High School — School Uniform Statement”
Thank you.   Mrs Rigby—Head Teacher


Meadow High School – School Uniform Statement

The school Governors expect every student in Years 7–11 to wear the correct school uniform. For
students in the 6th Form, uniform is not required, but good standards of dress are necessary.  Sending your child to school in school uniform sets a standard in appearance, of which both parents/carers and the school can be proud. For health reasons it is important that children are properly dressed for
physical activity.  It is helpful if articles of clothing are clearly marked with the child’s name.

We believe that a school uniform is important:

· It looks smart

· Wears well

· Contributes to a sense of belonging and community

· Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance

· Fosters a feeling of pride

· Is designed with health and safety in mind

The school uniform is as follows:

Years 7, 8 & 9
Royal Blue sweatshirt / cardigan / fleece embroidered with the school badge.

Years 10 & 11

Navy Blue sweatshirt / cardigan / fleece embroidered with the school badge


Sweatshirt or Cardigan

Black Skirt or Trousers / short trousers

White blouse or polo shirt, or white school polo shirt (optional)

Black sensible shoes, or plain black trainers

Fleece (optional)

Summer dress (optional)


Sweatshirt or Cardigan

Black Trousers / short trousers

White shirt or polo shirt, or white school polo shirt (optional)

Black sensible shoes, or plain black trainers

Fleece (optional)

PE Kit

Plain white T-Shirt or Polo Shirt

Plain black shorts

White cotton PE socks


Swimming Trunks / Costume and Swimming Hat

Black Tracksuit / Sweatshirt for cold weather





Please make sure all uniform, coats, PE equipment, lunchboxes etc ,are clearly labelled with your child’s full name.  It is much easier to reunite a lost item of clothing with your child if it is labelled.  You can purchase pre-printed iron on labels from Mapac or buy blank iron-on labels and a laundry-proof pen from supermarkets and WH Smiths.





Letter to selected pupils

Hillingdon Bus Day


Letter to Whole School

Bikeability Week


Letters to selected pupils

· Residential Trip—Yes—place

· Residential Trip—No—place


Letter to Year 9 Pupils

Visitor from Dogs Trust




Friday 9 February 2018

Annual Review Day



Friday 9 February

ASD Coffee Morning



12—16 February 2018


Monday 19 February

BACK TO SCHOOL—9am start


22 February

Project Search Open Evening at

The Marriott Hotel Heathrow



28 February

Hillingdon Bus Day—times tba

5-8 March 2018

Bikeability Week (see letter home)


8 March 2018

Year 9, 11 & 6th Form Parent
Consultation Evening    4pm-7pm


9 March 2018

ASD Coffee Morning



12-16 March

Maths & Science Week


19-23 March

Sixth Form Work Experience Week

(More details to follow)


Thursday 29 March 2018

Last day of Term—2pm finish


30 March— 13 April 2018


Monday 16 April 2018

Back to school—9am


Friday 20 April 2018

Class Photographs


7 June 2018

Year 7, 8 and 10 Parent
Consultation Evening