Issue 4 - 28 September 2018





Issue 4 - 28 September 2018


Look Who Got Caught Reading!

You may remember at the end of last term, Mrs Heggie (Reading Intervention Manager) challenged pupils to take a photos of themselves during the summer holidays reading in the wackiest place possible.  

The winner is Miriam in Year 14.  Miriam is reading at the crater of Mount Vesuvius, which she visited with her family during the summer holiday.  Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano in Italy.  That is a really wacky place to read! 

Well done Miriam.  


Blooming Fantastic !   

We are delighted to announce that Meadow High School has achieved an award 2018 Hillingdon In Bloom Competition.   We were awarded “Highly Commended” in the category of Best School Project.  

Organised by Hillingdon Council, the contest gives recognition to local people putting forward their gardening achievements through the imaginative use of flowers, trees, shrubs and landscaping.

Judges visited the school last July and looked at the whole Horticulture Area, Sensory Garden,  vegetable plots and the flowers and shrubs around the school grounds.  The Meadow Horticulture Team, which includes staff and pupils, worked very hard to get everything looking great—and it paid off !

Congratulations to the Meadow Horticulture Team on this great achievement !

To find out more about Hillingdon In Bloom or see the other winners please visit

Reminder:  Annual Flu Vaccination Consent Forms

Please can parents return Flu Vaccination consent form to school as soon as possible.  If we do not receive consent forms back we will not be able to give your child the flu vaccination and you would then have to take your child to your GP to get it done.    Thank You. 

Mrs Wallington (Personal, Health & Wellbeing)


Please could parents make sure that they clearly label all school uniform, shoes, PE kit, lunch bags, equipment etc. with their child’s full name.   

If your child loses an item of school clothing, there are likely to be lots of other pupils wearing the same or similar thing.  It is so much easier and quicker to reunite the right item with the right child if the item has been clearly labelled.  You are much more likely to get the item back if you have labelled it !

Personalised iron on labels can be purchased through our uniform supplier Mapac (and other suppliers).  Alternatively, you can get a set of iron on blank labels and a permanent marker for a few pounds in WH Smiths, Wilkinson’s, Amazon etc. 

Thank you for your help.

Miss Willis—Assistant Headteacher


Lost Property

There is a lost property box

in the Medical Room

It has come to my attention that a few parents are continuing to park in the Staff Carpark.   Please may I remind all parents and carers of our arrangements regarding parking, which are in place to ensure the safety of everyone.  Please find the arrangements below.  Thank you for your support.  Mrs Rigby




Due to increased staffing we are unable to allow any parents/carers or private taxis to enter or park in the Staff Car Park at any time.  

PLEASE NOTE: This includes dropping pupils off.  

Access to the front car park, where the roundabout is, also needs to be limited due to health and safety concerns at times when the coaches and school transport minibuses are on site.

No parents/carers cars or taxis can access the site while school transport coaches and minibuses are on site. This is usually between 8:30am and 8:50am  and between 2:45pm and 3:15pm (unless you are attending a pre-arranged meeting in school). 

We appreciate that this causes some difficulties however have had to make this decision following some near accidents in the carpark. We are happy to discuss your needs on an individual basis if you feel there are safety or physical difficulties that you feel we should consider. 

We are happy to keep any pupils who are picked up in school until 3:30pm to allow time for you to access the main school

carpark and are happy to discuss individual circumstances. Please also be aware that the traffic wardens often patrol the local area in the afternoons.

Free School Meals

We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy school food has

obvious health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life. Healthy school food can also help to improve pupils’ readiness to learn.  

Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.  Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:


  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

Registering for free meals could also raise an extra £900 for the school to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional

teaching staff or after school activities.  This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above.

If parents want to apply for Free School Meals,  they can either call/visit School Reception and request for a Free School Meals Application Form (a copy is also attached to the website page where this Bulletin is posted).  Once completed, please return the form to School Reception, who will run it by the online Free School Meals checker which provides an immediate response. 

If you need any further help or information regarding  Free School Meals please contact School Reception.

Your Views Are Requested   

Hillingdon Parent Carer Forum have passed on a request from YEAR HEAR who are looking for volunteers to conduct interviews.  Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group and health & social care are working together to ensure patients get a more “joined up” and patient-friendly service, and would like the views of people with medical conditions and learning disabilities as well as professionals. Please see the flyer attached at the end of this bulletin for full details.  We thought this may be of interest to some families.

School Photographs

You should now have received proofs of your child’s School Photograph.  If you wish to

purchase any photographs please return your order to school, with payment, in the
envelope provided, by Monday 8 October 2018.     Thank you.

Letters Home


Letter  to all Sixth Form

from Mrs Stock, Careers Advisor


Letter to Whole School

Enclosing Photograph proofs

(Individual pupils photos taken 17.9.18)


Letter to Year 9

English Trip to Cinema


Upcoming Events

10 October  2018

ASD Coffee Morning—10.00-11.00am


12 October 2018

MDT Coffee Morning



22-26 October 2018


Back  to School Mon 29.10.18  9am


5-9 November 2018

Humanities Faculty Week


15 November 2018

Dyspraxia Group Coffee Morning 10am in Library


Friday 16 November 2018

Children In Need Day


21 November 2018

ASD Coffee Morning



29 November 2018

Celebration of Achievement Evening

(Year 11 & Sixth Form—Invite only)


5-7 December 2018

Christmas Show Week


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

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



14 & 15 February 2019

Two Annual Review Days

school is closed to pupils