Issue 17 - 18 January 2019




Issue 17 - 18 January 2019

I am delighted to announce that we have just appointed a Family Liaison Officer.  The Family Liaison Officer will work with families, offering information and support to parents on a wide range of matters, training and providing 1-1 support to parents with specific issues.  We hope that this new appointment will compliment and strengthen our Team at Meadow.    You may have contact with our Family Liaison Officer in the near future.

Ms C Caddell—Deputy Headteacher

E-Safety Coffee Morning

On Friday 25th January we will be running another of our popular E-Safety Coffee Morning for parents of new pupils or those with recent concerns of their young people accessing the internet.   Letters have gone home today with more details.  

Mr M Rainsbury—Assistant Head, Year 7 and 8

Project Search Open Evenings

Sixth Form pupils in Year 13 and 14 have been invited to attend one of two open evenings taking place on 31 January and 11 February to explore the possibility of becoming a Project Search intern at the Marriott Hotel Heathrow, once they leave Meadow.    We are now in our third year of working with the Marriott Heathrow and London Borough of Hillingdon to provide supported internships.  A number of ex Meadow pupils have successfully taken part in this project.   More can be read about Project Search on the School Website (Our School / Sixth Form / Project Search). Please see attached flyer with more details.  

Mr A Bunker—Assistant Head, Sixth Form

Parent Working Party - Extended Learning Focus  (previously called Homework!)

We are currently developing a framework for parents, carers and families to support their child to practice and use the skills and knowledge learned in school, at home and in the community. We would welcome interested people to join a working party, so that we can ensure we are not only meeting your child's needs, but are making a system that is  accessible and meaningful for you to support them.

The first meeting will be held on Thursday 24th January 1.00 - 2.30 pm. If you would like to and are able to attend please call school to let us know (so we can make sure we have enough parking spaces and refreshments).

Mrs J Rigby—Headteacher


With weather reports saying that things are turning much colder, please can we remind parents that pupils should be wearing suitable clothing during the colder weather.    A warm coat, hat and gloves and sturdy footwear is a must as pupils regularly play outside.   All uniform and clothing should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.

In the event of severe weather, such as heavy snowfall, the school will put a notice on the top of the front page of the school website by 7am giving any urgent information and updates. If there is no message on the front of the website then the school is open as normal.  Parents can read the Severe Weather Contingency on the school website under Parents / Severe Weather.


Parents can use the January Sale Discount code – JSP19 to get 10% of all school uniform from MAPAC our online supplier of school uniform.  Visit to order.

Due to the new GDPR regulations, not all parents are receiving MAPAC discount codes directly and are missing out on the opportunity to save money on school uniform.   To get discount codes from MAPAC you need to register with them and “opt in”  to receive all information regarding sales and offers.

Have a great day!  

Letters Home


Letter to Whole School

Summer Production


Letter to selected pupils

Confirmation of place—School Production


Letter to Whole School

Dance Club


Letter to selected pupils

Fitness Club Place / No place


Letter to selected pupils



Letter to selected pupils

Sensory Needs Questionnaire


Letter to Whole School

Times Table Rock Star Website


Letter to selected sixth form pupils

Clothing for BCA


Letter to Whole School

E-Safety Coffee Morning


Upcoming Events


24 January 2019

Dyspraxia Coffee Morning



24 January 2019

Parents Working Party—Extended Learning



25 January 2019

E-Safety Coffee Morning—9.30-11.00am


28 January—1 February 2019

Maths Week


13 February 2018

ASD Coffee Morning


14 & 15 February 2019

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 2019

Red Nose Day—Charity Day


1-5 April

French & German students visit MHS


Friday 5 April 2019



6 April—22 April 2019


22 April—Bank Holiday Monday


Tuesday 23 April 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL—9am start


Monday 6 May

Bank Holiday


24 May 2019

Training Day



27 May—31 May 2019

Half Term


6 June 2018

Parents Evening  - Years 7, 8 and 10


28 June 2018

Training Day