Issue 12 - 30 November 2018




Issue 12 - 30 November 2018

Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award
Winner—October 2018

Congratulations to Tillie who won the Jack Petchey award for October!  Tillie won because she attends a variety of clubs within school and outside of school and shows real dedication and always works hard at the clubs she attends.  Tillie always helps the younger
students when attending clubs at Meadow High School when they need a little extra support.   Well Done Tillie!  

Tillie chose to spend £250 towards equipment for Meadow’s new scouting skills group!

Leadership Academy
We have had a successful Leadership Academy launch this year.    Four Leaders assisted a Change 4 Life Festival at Barnhill School for primary school children.   Our Leaders were highly commended by the Barnhill staff who could not speak highly enough about them! We have also supported John Locke Academy and St. Andrew's Primary with their sports taster sessions. This is hopefully the start of many valuable opportunities for our students to access leadership experiences outside of school.

Mr Vincent— PE Faculty Lead

Present Wrappers Needed !

The Friends of Meadow Christmas Shop has taken orders for a fantastic 283 wrapped presents from pupils.  We now need to wrap 283 presents.  H E L P ! ! !

We'll be having a wrapping session in the 6th Form Hall from 11.15am to 2.15pm, after the Christmas show in school, next Tuesday, 4th December.  If you can spare some time to help it would be much appreciated.  We have the wrapping paper and Sellotape but if you could bring a pair of scissors that would be a bonus.

If you can make it, please come to School Reception and you will be directed to the 6th Form Hall.


Tickets have now been allocated for the Winter Concert. If you are attending, please be aware that parking on site is very limited, but we will try hard to fit in as many cars as we can.  If      possible, please try to use alternative modes of transport and be aware that doors will not open before 9:15 am on the day of your performance.      Miss Kepinska— Arts Faculty Lead 

Friends of Meadow

Christmas Disco

Thursday 13th December


£2.00 per ticket

Refreshments available

(light buffet/squash)

Letters coming home on Monday


Please could parents check that the items of school uniform they have at home belong to their child and if not return it to school.

Please remember to label all school uniform with your child’s full name. It is so much easier to reunite lost property with the owner if there is a name inside.  Thanks

A Ladies’ scarf has been left in the School
Reception area which we think belongs to a parent.  It is a large pink and white square with coloured butterflies on.  If it is yours please could you contact School Reception (01895 443310) so we can reunite you with it.  Thanks

Foodbank Reminder    

The trolley is still in Reception to collect items for Uxbridge Food Bank.   Thank you to everyone who has put things in it already.   The Foodbank have said they are particularly in need of Christmas treats, but all donations are very gratefully received.   Items such as dried and tinned goods, baby nappies and wipes, toiletries are needed.   There is a website where you can actually see what items they urgently need and how the donations are used.   Visit


Last year we launched an appeal to fill shoeboxes full of goodies to send to three special schools in Grenada.  The school has worked with the Jason Roberts Foundation over a number of years to provide support and expertise to these schools.  

Finally, on Tuesday this week, 191 shoeboxes, 17 boxes of paper and colouring pencils and a bag of cuddly toys left the school bound for Grenada ! The Jason Roberts Foundation should receive these before Christmas to hand out to their students.

Many thanks for the kind support of parents, staff and students!

If you would like to read more about the School’s work with the Jason Roberts Foundation please visit the School Website to read the whole story. Links/Grenada


Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) —Meadow Sixth Form Charity of Last Year (2017-2018)

Clive from GOSH came to visit us during our KS5 assembly last Monday.  He gave the Sixth Form students a talk about GOSH and it’s history, then thanked them for all their hard work in fundraising £1576 for the hospital.  GOSH was the sixth form nominated charity last year.  We held lots of activities and fundraising events throughout the year to raise money.  We area really pleased and proud of all the students involved.

Head Girl, Catherine, presented the cheque for £1,576.00

What will be our Sixth Form Charity this year ?  Look out for information coming up…..



Lovely Christmas Cards now available for purchase!

We are excited to inform you that Arts pupils have designed a range of cards based on Christmas and Winter. If you would like to purchase these cards, there is an order form with the card design attached along with a price list. The cards come in packs of 12 and the 1 pack is £5.50 (12 Cards of 6 designs) or 2 for £10:00 (24 cards of 6 designs).

If you would like to order any cards, please email Sarah Ward Via Email:  or telephone Telephone: (01895) 443310

All profits from the sale of the cards will go towards raising funds for future arts concerts and the new school stage curtain.

Letters have also come home this week with order forms.  Here are the designs in each pack.

Letters Home

Letter to Whole School

Art Department Christmas Cards


Letter to selected pupils

Football Match Meadow vs Pield Heath


Letter to Class JE

Visit to Odeon and Nandos


Letter to selected pupils

Life With Art Workshops


Letter to Class 9LO

New Form Tutor


Letter to Whole School

Parent Questionnaire—Communication Difficulties


Letter to Class 7LP / 7CH

Trip to see The Grinch


Letter to Shining Stars Club Members

No Shining Stars Club next week


Letter to KS3 Thematic Classes

Christmas Crafts Afternoon

Upcoming Events



5-7 December 2018

Christmas Show Week:

(see letters home)




13 December 2018

Friends of Meadow Disco


(Letters home soon)


19 December 2018

ASD Coffee Morning



19 December 2018

Lower School Christmas Lunch


20 December 2018

Upper School Christmas Lunch


21 December 2018

Big Breakfast

Christmas Jumper Charity Day

Last Day of Term—2pm Finish




Back to School 7.1.19—9am


16 January 2019

ASD Coffee Morning—10am


24 January 2019

Dyspraxia Coffee Morning



28 January—1 February 2019

Maths Week


13 February 2018

ASD Coffee Morning


14 & 15 February 2019

Two Annual Review Days

school is closed to pupils


18-22 February 2019

Half Term


4-8 March 2019

World Book Day & Activities Week


14 March 2019

Parents Evening—Years  9, 11 & 6th Form

(including 6th Form Thematic)


15 March 2018

Red Nose Day—Charity Day