Issue 13 - 6 December 2019





Issue 13 - 6 December 2019

Jack Petchey Outstanding Achiever Awards

October Winner—Himesh

Himesh won the Jack Petchey award for October!

Himesh was nominated for the Jack Petchey award as he has really improved his behaviour since returning from the summer holidays. He is making good choices inside and outside the classroom.  Because he is making such good choices this means he is now able to interact and participate more around school which is fantastic!

Well Done Himesh!

Himesh chose to spend £250 towards the coach for the Golf Club Christmas Party! 

November Winner—Farhan

Farhan won the Jack Petchey award for November! 

Farhan was nominated for the Jack Petchey award for being a great representative to the school when attending sports trips.  Farhan and always tries his hardest and shows great maturity, sportsmanship and positivity even when results don’t go his team’s way.

Farhan has taken on a managerial role for younger students on other sports trips and was a great role model for these students.

Well Done Farhan!

Farhan chose to spend £250 towards T-shirts for after school sports clubs! 

Last Thursday, we held our Annual Celebration of Achievement Evening, where pupils were presented with last year’s exams and accreditation certificates. 

We were delighted to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Hillingdon and, once again, the hall was packed with pupils past and present, parents, special guests, governors, and staff.    Mrs Rigby opened the evening by commenting on how many certificates had been achieved and she spoke about being positive.

Our special guests was Mr Marc Jacobs, a lecturer from Reading University, who oversees our Teacher Training programme.   Marc presented pupils with their certificates and gave a short speech about “being the best you can be”. 

The Head Boy, Imtiyaz, and Head Girl, Paige, gave a vote of thanks and closing remarks were made by the Chair of Governors, Mr Burton.

To round off the evening, we watched a dance performance of “Dancing in the Street” by the Sixth Form Dance Group, and enjoyed refreshments.    It was lovely to see returning pupils who left last year, including some now on Project Search (our supported internship programme at the Heathow Marriott). 

Congratulations to everyone on your achievements !  Photos will be on the website gallery soon.        

Mr Bunker—Assistant Head, Sixth Form

Mock Election At Meadow

Meadow 6th formers will be given a chance to vote in a mock general election on Wednesday 11th December. This is to support their understanding of the real general election; tutors will be explaining the process and showing learner friendly manifestos to ensure students can make an informed decision. We will  let you know our results!  

Mr Hancock and Miss Nolan

Please note that we are not accepting any more orders for Wooden Christmas Ornaments (in aid of the charity Crisis).    

Thanks to everyone who has placed an order.   Any ornaments already ordered will be sent out in the next two weeks.      

Miss Nolan

Last Week of Term

Lunch Menu, Christmas Lunch and Big Breakfast Arrangements

With all the celebrations and festivities of Christmas fast approaching, please find below a summary of  the menu and lunch arrangements for the last week of this term.   Letters have been sent home with reply slips.  If you have not already done so, please can we ask that you send reply slips back with payment on Monday for Big Breakfast and Christmas Lunch.

Monday 16 December 2019

SCHOOL LUNCH —Week 3—normal Monday menu.


Tuesday 17 December 2019

UPPER SCHOOL Christmas Lunch   (Years 10, 11 & 6th Form and classes JE, MP and JR)

Traditional Christmas Lunch or Vegetarian option

LOWER SCHOOL—PLEASE NOTE:   On the day that your child is not having Christmas lunch the school will not be providing alternative lunch arrangements, unless your child is entitled to a free school meal, so please provide your child with a healthy packed lunch


Wednesday 18 December 2019

LOWER SCHOOL Christmas Lunch   (Years 7, 8 & 9 and classes IM and YA)

Traditional Christmas Lunch or Vegetarian option

UPPER SCHOOL—PLEASE NOTE:   On the day that your child is not having Christmas lunch the school will not be providing alternative lunch arrangements, unless your child is entitled to a free school meal, so please provide your child with a healthy packed lunch

NOTE:  After lunch, the Sixth Form will be having their Christmas Party


Thursday 19 December 2019

From 9 am—Big Breakfast

(for those pupils who have ordered it)

Please note that there will be no Breakfast Club and no Tuck Shop this morning.


SCHOOL LUNCH — Chicken Burger and Chips (or vegetarian option).


Reminder:  School finishes at 2pm on Thursday 19 December!

The Police and Online Watch Scheme “Owl” have circulated the following advice for crime

prevention, particularly burglary.   We thought it was good advice and worth passing on to families.


Leaving your home checklist

Whenever you go out, it is important to leave your home secure. Getting into an ‘exit routine’ can help ensure that you don’t forget obvious, but important things, like not leaving your valuables near windows, or no lights on if it will be dark before you get home. Here is our quick reminder on what to do just before you go out.


Become a creature of habit

Try to get into the habit of following your own course of action when you lock up your home. This will ensure that you do not forget anything. Here is what we recommend you do before you go out:

  • close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes
  • double-lock any door
  • make sure that any valuables are out of sight
  • keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuables through even a small opening
  • never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways
  • in the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on
  • if you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night
  • set your burglar alarm
  • make sure the side gate is locked
  • lock your shed or garage
  • lock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, to a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor


Going away?

Here are five tips to help you keep your home and belongings stay safe while you are away:

  1.  if you’re off on holiday and wish to post anything on social media, make sure your posts aren’t public and that they’re only seen by your friends.
  2. leave lights and a radio on a timer to make the property appear occupied.
  3. get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property or join a Neighbourhood or resident Watch Scheme
  4. consider asking your neighbours to close curtains after dark and to park on your drive.
  5.  remember to cancel newspaper and milk deliveries.


Letters Home

Letter to 6th Form

Reward Treat Christmas Party


Letter to Whole School

Big Breakfast 2019


Letter to lower school  pupils

Christmas Lunch Lower School


Letter to upper school  pupils

Christmas Lunch Upper School


Letter to Year 7 and 8

Golf Club Christmas Party


Letter to 10ZK

Trip to Uxbridge


School Lunches

Week: 9-13 December 2019
(Autumn/Winter Menu)


Upcoming Events

Week 9-13 December

Christmas Fundraising Week

(See letter sent home)


Wednesday 11 December

Golf Club Christmas Party—Y7 & 8


Thursday 12 December 2019

Friends of Meadow Disco



Friday 13 December 2019

Santa’s Grotto

Christmas Jumper Day (no charge)


Friday 13 December 2019

Scouts Investiture



Tuesday 17 December 2019

UPPER SCHOOL Christmas Lunch

(Lower School bring a packed lunch)


Wednesday 18 December 2019

ASD Coffee Morning - 11.15am


Wednesday 18 December 2019

LOWER SCHOOL Christmas Lunch

(Upper School bring a packed lunch)


Thursday 19 December 2019


Last day of Term
School finishes at 2pm


Friday 20 December 2019 to

 5 January 2020    



Monday 6 January 2020

Back to school—9am start.