School Letters Home

Meadow High School 

Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Middlesex UB8 3QU
Telephone: (01895) 443310 
Fax: (01895) 420925 

Email: meadow@meadowschool.co.uk 
Website:  www.meadowhighschool
.org

 Headteacher: Mrs Jenny Rigby

 


Please find below the latest school letters home.  Scroll down to check.    We are working towards making all letters home translatable.   If you would like to read the letter in a different language please use the "Translate" button at the top of this website.


SCHOOL LETTERS HOME


Summer Term 2024


 

Letter to Class 10CL

12th June 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to inform you that your child will be visiting the bicycle factory in Greenford on Thursday 20th June 2024 as part of the Career’s visit to a local employer.

The site address is -

Brompton Workshop
Unit 1 Greenford Park
Ockham Drive
Greenford
UB6 0FD

Students and school staff members will leave school around 9:15am on the school minibus and will be returning to school by 12:45pm. During the visit, students will have an opportunity to learn about the background of the company, tour the site, build knowledge of various job roles, meet with professionals and see the assembly line. Students might get an opportunity to participate in a practical task. This trip is free of charge and does not require any contribution.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me on: skabhoo@meadowschool.co.uk or call school on 01895 443310 ext. 244

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs Kabhoo
Trip Organiser


Letter to Whole School - National Book Tokens

Wednesday 12th June 2024

 

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

With the invaluable support from our families, our students and our Governors here at Meadow, we now have our brand new library, which opened its shiny new doors in June 2023. Our library is a warm, welcoming and vibrant space that is the new hub of our school.

The library is always bustling with students, whether it is during a weekly class visit or at break and lunchtimes and we have already had some fantastic events take place in our library, including our Scholastic Book Fair and our Harry Potter Day celebration!

We are now entering our third year of establishing our new library space, and we have been invited to take part in a competition to win extra funding to put towards even more amazing new resources for our students and our library.

National Book Tokens are giving schools across the UK the chance to win £1,000 in National Book Tokens and a year’s free membership to the School Library Association, PLUS one overall winner will also receive £500!

We are asking for your much-needed support to help us continue our development of a fun and welcoming library space for all by nominating Meadow High School for the National Book Tokens prize. All you need to do is visit https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools-prize and enter your email address, contact details and "Meadow High School" as your chosen school.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 31st July 2024.

Kind Regards,
Mss S Gaafar
Librarian (Supporting and Delivering Learning)


Letter to Year 7 - Food Technology - Summer Term

June 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 7, pupils focus on health and safety by designing and making a healthy packed lunch. This term pupils will be making:

  • Healthy Packed Lunch
  • Festival Project
  • Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

If you wish for your child to take home all products that they make, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £8.00. 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Technology practical work to be paid for all at once via Parent Pay.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance. 

Kind regards

Mrs P. Shukla
Food Technology teacher


Letter to Year 8 - Food Technology - Summer Term

June 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 8, pupils focus on Fruit and Vegetables. This term we will be making:

  • Design your own stir-fry
  • Festival project
  • Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

If you wish for your child to take home all products that they make, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £8.00. 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Technology practical work to be paid for all at once via Parent Pay.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards
Mrs P. Shukla
Food Technology Teacher


Letter to Year 9 - Food Technology - Summer Term

June 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 9, we will focus on designing and making a family meal. This term we will be making:

  • A Family Meal
  • Festival Project
  • Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

If you wish for your child to take home all products that they make, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £8.00. 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Technology practical work to be paid for all at once via Parent Pay.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance. 

Kind regards
Mrs P. Shukla
Food Technology Teacher

 


Letter to GCSE Art students only

7 June 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

GCSE Art Exhibition

You are warmly invited to the exhibition of your child's work on Thursday 13th June 2024 from 3:45pm - 4:30pm. Pupils are welcome to attend with you.

Please return the reply-slip by Wednesday 12th June to indicate if you will be attending and who will be with you. There is a maximum of 6 people per family.

Regards,

Miss Kepinska

Arts Faculty Leader

____________________________________________________________________________
RSVP :  GCSE Art Exhibition

Will you be attending: Yes  /  No

Please indicate the names of people attending (maximum of 6 visitors per child)

Name 1_______________________________________

Name 2______________________________________

Name 3_______________________________________

Name 4 _______________________________________

Name 5 _______________________________________

Name 6 _______________________________________

 


Letter to Class 11DM and 11MC - Visit to Greenford Mail Centre 

4 June 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to inform you that your child will be visiting the Greenford Mail Centre on Thursday 13 June 2024 as part of the Career’s visit to a local employer.

The site address is - 

Royal Mail (Greenford Mail Centre)
Green Park Way
Greenford
UB6 0GG

Students and school staff members will leave school around 9:45am travelling by school minibus, and will be returning to school by 12:45pm. During the visit, students will have an opportunity to learn about the background of the company, tour the site, build knowledge of various job roles, meet with professionals and see how work is processed within the mail centre. Students might get an opportunity to sort letters and parcels as part of the work experience. This trip is free of charge and does not require any contribution.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me on: skabhoo@meadowhighschool.org, or call on 01895 443310 ext. 244 

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Kabhoo
Trip Organiser 

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PERMISSION SLIP - Royal Mail photo

 

I AGREE for the photo to be taken by the hosting organisation for their internal and external publication purposes.

 

I DO NOT AGREE for the photo to be taken by the hosting organisation for their internal and external publication purposes.

 

Child name:  _____________________________________             Class: ____________

Parent name:  ____________________________________

Signature of parent:  _______________________________           Date: ______________

 


Letter to Whole School - Multi Sports Club

4th June 2024

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Letter of interest to attend a multi sports club

I am pleased to inform you that we are offering a multi-sports session after school on Wednesday’s from 3.15pm to 4.15pm.

Activities can vary from different types of sports and physical activities, linking to fitness and mental health. These sessions' goal is to develop students' passion for sports and to develop a number of skills such as teamwork, respect, sportsmanship, self-esteem and leadership. Students will only need trainers and PE kit to participate.

If you would like your child to attend this club, please fill out the reply slip and send it back to me. We will then send home a letter informing you if your child has a place or not. Please do not assume your child has a place until you receive an additional letter.

Please be aware that all clubs are run on a voluntary basis by staff, so there is no extra staffing. If it becomes apparent that a pupil requires additional support, they will not be allowed to continue to attend.

The first session will be taking place on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

If you have any questions or any issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,
Mr McAlernon
eacher of Physical Education and Year 11 Form Tutor


Letter to Leavers - Leavers Assembly

 6 June 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,                                                                                                            

Leavers Assembly

We wish to invite you to our Leavers Assembly, which will take place on Friday 28th June at 10am.

Please see the schedule below:

10.00am - 11.00am : Leavers Assembly: parents/carers to leave by 11.10am

11.10am - 11.25am : Breaktime

11.25am - 12.45pm : Photobooth, fingerprints on Meadow Tree, T-Shirt Signing

12.45pm - 1.35pm   : Normal lunch break

1.35pm : Registration time

Students can leave school at 13.40 after afternoon registration or stay until the end of the day. Please complete the slip below and return it to reception by 21st June 2024.

As you are aware, the leavers’ school year will come to an end on 28th June 2023 following their leaving assembly.

Please see dates of events happening, leading up to leavers assembly:

  • Sports Day: Thursday 20th June
  • Brighton Leavers trip: 26th June
  • 6th Form Charity afternoon: 27th June
  • Prom: 11th July - your child will be invited to attend
  • 18th July: 6th Form BBQ & Year 11 transition - your child will be invited to attend

We look forward to seeing you to celebrate your young person's next steps in life beyond Meadow.

Best wishes,

Miss M Taylor                                                               Mrs. A.J Fabisch  
Head of 6th Form (M-Th)                                           Head of 6th Form (F)
mtaylor@meadowhighschool.org                           afabisch@meadowhighschool.org

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REPLY-SLIP – LEAVERS ASSEMBLY

Student’s name: _____________________________________

I give permission for my child to travel home independently            YES/ NO

I will pick up my child from school at 1.40                                            YES/ NO

My child will go home on transport as usual                                     YES/ NO                     

 

Parent/Carer Signature: _________________________________________________________

 


Letter to selected Pathway 1 students - Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition

4th June 2024

Dear Parents/Carer,

I hope your young person is looking forward to the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition occurring on 4th and 5th July 2024. Pupils will spend two days taking part in water sports and camp overnight at school.  Please find attached a medical questionnaire and various permission slips which need returning, plus a kit list.  Fingers crossed the weather is good for us.  Here is a list of what the pupils will need:

Rucksack for use in the days containing

  • Lunch box, water bottle and snacks
  • Swimsuit/swim shorts/water t-shirt - whatever comfortable to swim/get wet in
  • A pair of water shoes or a spare pair of trainers (that may get a bit wet)
  • A waterproof jacket (cagoule or similar) for if it’s windy
  • A lightweight fleece/jumper
  • A towel
  • A full change of clothes
  • Empty carrier bag for wet clothes
  • Sun hat and sunscreen (if weather requires please apply in advance and bring in bag)
  • Wetsuits will be provided if the weather requires.  Buoyancy aids/life vests will be worn at all times and provided by the centre.

Overnight bag to remain in school

  • 1 pillow in pillowcase
  • 1 single fitted sheet
  • Pyjamas
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush
  • Shower gel
  • Towel
  • Roll on deodorant and personal hygiene items
  • Change of clothes for the following day
  • A whole extra outfit (should the spare clothing get wet Thursday)

Any questions please contact me fbonnar@meadowhighschool.org

Many thanks,

Faye Bonnar
Assistant Head Teacher Pathway 1

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DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE EXPEDITION – 4/5 JULY 2024

Please fill out and delete as appropriate then sign and return to school

FAO:  F Bonnar         

I give my consent for ___________________________________ (pupils name) to appear on the Meadow
 

High School Instagram.         Signed _____________________________________ (parent/carer)

 

 I do not give my consent for _______________________________ (pupils name) to appear on the

Meadow High School Instagram.          Signed _____________________________________ (parent/carer)

 

I give my consent for _____________________________________ (pupils name) to appear on The Canoe  Sports Trusts website.             Signed _____________________________________ (parent/carer)

 

I do not give my consent for _______________________________ (pupils name) to appear on The Canoe Sports Trusts website.             Signed _____________________________________ (parent/carer)

 


Letter to Class SS - Trip to Airport Bowl

7th June 2024 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Airport Bowling – Thursday 18th July 2024

 On Thursday 18th July 2024, class SS will be going to Airport Bowls for the morning. In addition to spending time with their friends, they will be building on their social skills and kind sportsmanship.

We will be leaving school straight after registration and returning to school at 12.40 pm in time for normal lunch arrangements at school.

Students are required to wear school uniforms.

The cost of this trip is £4.50, if you are able to contribute, please pay on Parent Pay (this is voluntary).

Yours faithfully,

Miss Sewell
KS3 Form Tutor


Letter to Class SM - Pizza Hut Trip

4th June 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

Trip to Pizza Hut, Hayes

As part of our learning Personal development, we are taking part in an eating out experience at Pizza Hut on Wednesday 12th June 2024. This experience will support the learning of having a balanced diet by using the options from the buffet to make their own balanced plate.

This will also support our work within PSHE looking at developing our social skills.

We will be leaving school at 11:25 am and will return to school after lunch in time for normal transport home. We will be travelling by school mini bus and first aiders will accompany us.

Please complete the attached slip into school by 9th June 2024.

If you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact me smajidi@meadowhighschool.org.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs S Majidi
Form Tutor


Letter to Whole School - Coffee Morning With Annual Review Lead

21st May 2024

Dear Parents/Carers, 

My name is Pam Sandhu and I am thrilled to be the Annual Review Lead for your child this year! We have something so special in common, your child. 

Whilst my role is not a day-to-day pupil contact, I would like to get to know the pupils, and any aspirations for  their future. My job is to make sure both the school and your Local Authority know their special talents and anything they need to grow their other skills or abilities they might be hiding from us! 

You know your child better than anyone else in the world. What I will be involved in will be a little glimpse of who your child really is and what makes them so amazing. 

EHCPs are about your child's barriers to progress and how we all have to work together to overcome this. We will work with you to sensitively identify your child's challenges and barriers so that we can work together to overcome them.

It will take me a bit of time to get to know all the pupils and yourselves.  I am planning to hold a coffee morning on Tuesday 11th June at 9.30am to introduce myself and put names to faces. 

Thank you so much for trusting me with your child's Annual Reviews. I am looking forward to helping your child to reach for the stars. 

Yours sincerely, 

Pam Sandhu
Annual Review Lead


LETTER TO SIXTH FORM LEAVERS (PATHWAY 1, 2 AND 3) - BRIGHTON TRIP

24th May 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,                                                                                                              

Day trip to Brighton for Year 14 & 6th form leavers

The Year 14 students have come together and requested a day trip to celebrate their final year at Meadow High School. Students have voted and held many discussions and a final decision has been made to attend Brighton for a day trip on Tuesday 25th June 2024.  The Jack Petchey Foundation has generously agreed to fund a coach for the day. Students will need to bring £15 spending money for the day to purchase lunch and ice-cream etc.

The coach would be leaving school at 9.30am and would return at 5pm. It is, therefore, your responsibility to arrange to collect your young person at 5pm from Meadow High School, unless they are an independent traveller and will make their own way home.

Please see itinerary below:

09.00-09.30     Registration

09.30-11.00     Travel to Brighton

11.00-12.00     Class groups walk around the beach, shops and pier with class support.

12.00-1.30       All students lunch on the beach / students to purchase fish and chips / ice-cream etc or enjoy a packed lunch from home / school (if eligible for FSM)

1.30-3.00         Class groups walk around the beach, shops and pier with class support.

3.00-5.00         Travel back to Meadow High School

5.00pm            Parents collect onsite or students with permission travel home independently

Please complete the below form and return to your child's form tutor as soon as possible:

Kind Regards,

M Taylor                                                          A WIllis           
Head of 6th Form                                         Deputy Headteacher, Pathway 1

Meadow High School                                      Meadow High School

mtaylor@meadowhighschool.org                  awillis@meadowhighschool.org

 

01895443310 ext 241                                     01895443310 ext 201

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REPLY-SLIP:  TRIP TO BRIGHTON 25 June 2024 – please return to Form Tutor

I give permission for (name) _____________________________ to attend the trip into Brighton.

My child is eligible for Free School Meals                  yes / no

I will send up to £15 for lunch                                    yes / no

I will collect my child at 5pm                                                                          yes / no

My child is an independent traveller & will make their way home               yes / no

My child’s mobile numberis: _________________________. This will be used in case of emergency.

Parent / Carer Name: _________________________ Signature: ________________________

A contact number for the day is 07851 254258


Letter to Pathway 1 - Sports Day

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,

Sports Day

Pathway 1 Sports Day will be taking place on Wednesday 19 June.

On this day, please make sure you send your child in with their PE kit and a top to represent their house colour.

The pupils will be outside for large periods of the day, please make sure your child has plenty of water and sun cream with them. 

I am pleased to announce that parents / carers will be able to attend this year to watch the races. Races will be taking place from 13:45 - 15:00. There will be NO parking on site unless you have a blue badge for personal use only. Please contact reception if you wish to reserve a parking space.

Kind regards,
Mr. Anstee
Head of PE

____________________________________________________________________________________

REPLY SLIP: Sports Day to Form Tutor

       I will be attending ___________________________[child’s name]  sports day

       I require _______ ticket(s)

       My child will be picked up after sports day.

       They will be picked up by ________________________. Relation to the child ___________________

Signed: _____________________________


Letter to Year 7 and 8 - Sports Day

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,

Sports Day

KS3 (Year 7 & 8) Sports Day will be taking place on Friday 21st June.

On this day, please make sure you send your child in with their PE kit and a top to represent their house colour.

The pupils will be outside for large periods of the day, please make sure your child has plenty of water and sun cream with them.

I am pleased to announce that parents / carers will be able to attend this year to watch the races. Races will be taking place from 13:45 - 15:00. There will be NO parking on site unless you have a blue badge for personal use only. Please contact reception if you wish to reserve a parking space.

Kind regards,
Mr. Anstee
Head of PE

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REPLY SLIP: Sports Day to Form Tutor

       I will be attending ___________________________[child’s name]  sports day

       I require _______ ticket(s)

       My child will be picked up after sports day.

       They will be picked up by _______________________. Relation to the child ____________________

Signed: ___________________________________


Letter to Year 9 and 10 - Sports Day

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,

Sports Day

KS4 (Year 9 & 10) Sports Day will be taking place on Tuesday 18th June.

On this day, please make sure you send your child in with their PE kit and a top to represent their house colour.

The pupils will be outside for large periods of the day, please make sure your child has plenty of water and sun cream with them. 

I am pleased to announce that parents / carers will be able to attend this year to watch the races. Races will be taking place from 13:45 - 15:00. There will be NO parking on site unless you have a blue badge for personal use only. Please contact reception if you wish to reserve a parking space.

Kind regards,
Mr. Anstee
Head of PE

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REPLY SLIP: Sports Day to Form Tutor

       I will be attending ___________________________[child’s name]  sports day

       I require _______ ticket(s)

       My child will be picked up after sports day.

       They will be picked up by _______________________. Relation to the child ____________________

Signed: ___________________________________


Letter to Year 11 and Sixth Form - Sports Day

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,

Sports Day

KS5 (6th Form and Year 11) Sports Day will be taking place on Thursday 20th June.

On this day, please make sure you send your child in with their PE kit and a top to represent their house colour.

The pupils will be outside for large periods of the day, please make sure your child has plenty of water and sun cream with them. 

I am pleased to announce that parents / carers will be able to attend this year to watch the races. Races will be taking place from 13:45 - 15:00. There will be NO parking on site unless you have a blue badge for personal use only. Please contact reception if you wish to reserve a parking space.

Kind regards,
Mr. Anstee
Head of PE

_____________________________________________________________________________________

REPLY SLIP: Sports Day to Form Tutor

       I will be attending ___________________________[child’s name]  sports day

       I require _______ ticket(s)

       My child will be picked up after sports day.

       They will be picked up by _________________________. Relation to the child __________________

Signed: ___________________________________

 


Letter to selected pupils - Girls Open Aged Middlesex FA Tournament

7th May 2024

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Girls Open Aged - Middlesex FA Tournament

Your child has been chosen to attend the Girls Open Aged Football Event on Wednesday 8th May. The event will be taking place between 09:50 – 12:40 so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. Pupils will also be back for lunch on time. On the day, your child should come into school in their PE kit with shin pads.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind regards,
Mr. Anstee
PE Faculty Lead


Letter to selected Sixth Form - Careers Visit

7th May 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to inform you that your child will be visiting the food company in Stockley on 23 May 2024 as part of the Career’s visit to a local employer. This company prepares deli products such as wraps, sandwiches and salads for various supermarkets.

The site address is -
GreenCore Food to Go
366 Stockley,
West Drayton
UB7 9BL

Students and school staff members will leave school around 9:45 am on the school minibus and will be returning to school by 12:45pm. During the visit, students will have an opportunity to learn about the background of the company, tour the site, build knowledge of various job roles, meet with professionals and see the production line. Students might get an opportunity to prepare their own sandwich as part of the work experience. This trip is free of charge and doesn’t require any contribution.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me on:

skabhoo@meadowschool.co.uk or call school on 01895 443310 ext. 244

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs Kabhoo
Trip organiser


Letter to selected pupils -Glee Club Confirmation

Glee Club Confirmation letter

Your child has received a place in our new after school Glee club!

If your child is an independent traveller and you have signed the permission form, they can make their own way home. Pupils who are not currently independent travellers must be picked up by an agreed person at 4.15pm promptly.

The first session will be on Wednesday 15th May 2024. This session will cover the structure and rules expected of our students, the club will be run by Miss Kalia and Mr Ellis.

Glee Club has established rules that students and parents must uphold to allow the safety of students.

Students will have three warnings for any unacceptable behaviour within the club. Each warning will be sent home with your child explaining the nature of the behaviour. On the third and final warning your child, we will sadly have to ask that your child is withdrawn from the club.

If you are running late, please ring the school office to inform us. Parents will also have a warning system for picking their child up late without phoning to tell the school in advance. Should this happen then we will have to withdraw the pupils place at the club. Where pupils are picked up late regularly even with notice the child’s place may have to be withdrawn.

To support the running and resourcing of this club we would like to ask parents and carers to make a voluntary donation of £1 a week to cover our costs. This can be done weekly or paid in a block. If you choose to make the donation in a block and your child is absent the money would be carried over to the next week.  Please pay via ParentPay.

Below are this terms Glee club dates:

Wednesday 15th May

Wednesday 22nd May

Wednesday 5th June

Wednesday 12th June

Wednesday 19th June

Wednesday 26th June

Yours sincerely,
Mr Ellis and Miss Kalia


Letter to selected pupils - Bloomfield Football Festival

7th May 2024

Dear Parents/ Carers,

SEN Football Festival – Bloomfield Football

Your child has been chosen to attend the Football Festival on Thursday 9th May. The event will be taking place between 09:05 – 12:40 so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. Pupils will also be back for lunch on time. On the day, your child should come into school in their PE kit, no shin pads or football boots allowed.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind regards,

 


Letter to Class JR - Trip to Windsor

 

May 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

JR class trip to Windsor – Wednesday 10th July 2024

To support your child with their learning, we have arranged an educational visit to Windsor on 10th July 2024 as part of our out in the community lesson. The students will enjoy a walk in the park, have a picnic & ice cream and then enjoy a boat ride.

We will be leaving school at 9:30 and returning to school before 3.00 in time for normal transport home. We will be travelling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

To cover the cost of the trip, we ask for a voluntary contribution of £5.00, to be paid via Parent Pay. Please provide a picnic packed lunch. If your child is entitled to a free school meal, and you would like a lunch provided, please select one of the options below.

Students are required to wear school uniform and comfortable shoes – they can wear trainers. If it is a sunny hot day, please ensure that your child has put on some sun cream, has a hat and plenty of water.

We hope that your child will be able to take part in this trip, as it is designed to support the learning that takes places in the lesson. Please complete the attached slip and return it by Friday 5th July. If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact me jrobinson@meadowhighschool.org

Yours sincerely,

Miss J. Robinson
Form Tutor


Letter to Year 8 - Trip to Gunnersbury Park

30th April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

To support Year 8 students with their learning of ‘Victorian Times’ the History topic, we have arranged a trip to the Gunnersbury Park Museum in Popes Lane W5, on Monday 13th May 2024.

We will be leaving school after registration at 9:30am and returning to school in time for transport home before 3pm. Therefore, you will need to provide your child with a healthy packed lunch and water. If your child is entitled to a free school meal then one can be provided for them. Please indicate below, along with sandwich choice.  We will travel on the minibus, which will be driven by a MIDAS (qualified) trained driver and a First-Aider will also accompany us.

If you would also like to provide your child with some money to use in the museum shop, then please do so. No more than £5 please. This will need to be kept with your child on the day of the trip and it is their responsibility to look after their money.

Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible.  If you have any queries, please feel free to contact your child’s form tutor.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Mansoor


Letter to Class 12VL - Bowling Trip

May 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

12VL Bowling Trip

As a class, 12VL are going to Airport Bowl on Monday 13th May 2024. This trip is an educational opportunity for the class to practise our teamwork skills and social interaction.

1 game of bowling is £3 per person. 

We will be leaving at 10am and travelling by bus. We have applied for free travel from London transport, however, if this is not approved, please could students bring their bus passes.  Students can bring either a healthy packed lunch or a small amount of money to eat at McDonalds. If your child is entitled to a free school lunch, a lunch can be provided, please indicate below, along with sandwich choice, and we will make sure they have a lunch to bring along from school.  

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Lazarevic
6th Form Tutor 


Letter to Year 7 (7HA & 7SR) - Food Tech

April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 7, pupils focus on health and safety by designing and making a healthy packed lunch. This term pupils will be making:

  • Healthy Packed Lunch
  • Festival Project
  • Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

If you wish for your child to take home all products that they make, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £8.00. 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Technology practical work to be paid for all at once via Parent Pay.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance. 

Kind regards
Mrs P. Shukla
Food Technology teacher


Letter to 8FM (Year 8) - Food Technology  - term 3 summer

April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 8, pupils focus on Fruit and Vegetables. This term we will be making:

  • Design your own stir-fry
  • Festival project
  • Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

If you wish for your child to take home all products that they make, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £8.00. 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Technology practical work to be paid for all at once via Parent Pay.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards
Mrs P. Shukla
Food Technology Teacher


Food Technology - Year 9 - term 3 summer 9MK

April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 9 we will focus on designing and making a family meal. This term we will be making:

  • A Family Meal
  • Festival Project
  • Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

If you wish for your child to take home all products that they make, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £8.00. 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Technology practical work to be paid for all at once via Parent Pay.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance. 

Kind regards
Mrs P. Shukla
Food Technology Teacher


Letter to selected pupils in Year 10 - Food Technology - Year 10 - term 3 summer 

April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology, pupils will be focusing on a range of different cooked products. Pupils will be taking part in some theory lessons to further their understanding of Health and Safety in the kitchen and practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking.

Pupils will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods, as well as cook their own meal. If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Technology practical work to be paid for all at once via Parent Pay.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance. 

Mr G. Millard
Food Technology Teacher


Letter to selected Year 11 - Food Technology - Year 11 - term 3 summer

April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology, pupils will be focusing on a range of different cooked products. Pupils will be taking part in some theory lessons to further their understanding of Health and Safety in the kitchen and practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking.

Pupils will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical and taste-testing lessons will be £10.00 for each Term.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s technology practical work to be paid for all at once via Parent Pay.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance. 

Mr G. Millard
Food Technology Teacher


Letter to selected Sixth Form - Food Technology - Term 3

April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology, we will be focusing on independent cooking. We will focus on Health and Safety within a kitchen and cooking everyday meals to learn new skills. There will be a combination of taste testing, evaluation of products as well as practical lessons.

If you wish your child to take home the products that they have prepared, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00.

In order to save administration time, we would like the termly cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once via ParentPay.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance. 

Yours faithfully,
Mrs P. Shukla
Food Technology Teacher


Letter to selected Year 14s - Food Technology - Term 3

April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology this term, pupils will be building on their independent cooking skills. They will be taking part in theory as well as various practical lessons with the opportunity to learn new skills and further develop their confidence towards everyday cooking

If you wish for your child to take home the products that they prepare, the amount required for the practical lessons will be £10.00 for the term.

Please make all payments via Parent Pay.

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please contact the school office. 

Thank you in advance. 
Food Technology Department

 


Letter to Whole School - Harry Potter Day

25th April 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

Re:  Harry Potter Day – Celebrating Fantasy Fiction Storytelling  

        Thursday 2nd May 2024__________________________________

At Meadow High School we like to find reasons to make life a little more interesting and indulge our love of books. Last year was all things Star Wars and Sci-Fi, this year we are joining in Harry Potter Day and celebrating the fantasy fiction genre.

There are lots of ways to enjoy the week.

  • Thursday 2nd May: come to school dressed as a favourite character from any fantasy fiction story

    ALL WEEK Visit our library at lunchtime to

  • explore the books in our librarian’s choice display
  • watch one of our favourite films
  • learn to play some of our new communication games [HP Dobble tournament on Thursday!]
  • enjoy colouring, quizzes and puzzles

Don’t worry if you’re not a Harry Potter fan, there are so many other stories in this genre to enjoy. Whether you are trying to train a dragon, on a quest to destroy the one ring, have travelled through your wardrobe to the enchanted world of Narnia or are caught up in the political game playing in Westeros [Game of Thrones], school will be a place to rest on your journey on the 2nd of May!

World of Work: OR come dressed as a writer, illustrator, film/book reviewer, model maker or CGI artist?  Whatever works for you, we hope you enjoy the day!

Mrs Sugden                                           Miss Sojka                                     Miss Gaafar 
English & Communication Faculty     EAL & Reading Intervention        Librarian                          


Letter to Whole School - Anti Racism Workshop

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Dear Parents/Carers

Last term, we ran a parent workshop with Audrey Pantelis from Elevation Coaching and Consulting Ltd. She is a former Head of a SEND school and has specific insights into how we can successfully become an anti-racist school, from the SEND perspective.

The focus of the last workshop was to discuss the school's work on becoming an anti-racist school. It gave the parents a chance to share their ideas about what positive changes they would like to see within the school and some of the challenges they feel they face within school and within their wider community.

The workshop was a real success and we had some great feedback from the parents who attended.

This term Audrey is coming in again to run a follow up session for parents. All parents are welcome to attend, even if you attended the last session.

The workshop will run on Friday 17th May at 9:30am – 10:30am in our school library. She would love you to come along and have a chat with her!

If you would like to attend, please complete the below reply slip and hand it into reception.

Thank you

Ms Sojka and Ms Newman
Anti-Racism coordinators                                  


Letter to Year 7 re Trip to Windsor Castle

Monday 22nd April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

To support your child with their learning of ‘Castles’ in History we have arranged a trip to Windsor Castle on Thursday 2nd May. 

We will be leaving school after registration at 9:15am and returning to school in time for transport at 3pm. Therefore, you will need to provide your child with a packed lunch and plenty of water. If your child is entitled to a free school meal, one can be provided for them. Please indicate below if you would like a lunch provided, along with sandwich choice.  We will travel on a coach and will be accompanied by First-Aid members of staff.

The cost of the trip will be covered by the school. We will not be visiting the very expensive gift shop, so your child will require no money on the day.

Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible.  If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Musk


Letter to Year 13 and 14 - Transition Coffee Morning

15th April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer

Students Transition Coffee Morning

We hope this letter finds you well. As your child prepares for the significant transition from Meadow School to college, we understand that this period can bring many questions and perhaps a few concerns about the next steps in their educational journey.

To support you and your child during this time, we are pleased to invite you to a special Coffee Morning hosted by our Therapy and Interventions Teams at Meadow School. This event is designed to provide you with valuable insights into the transition support available, and to offer a platform for discussing any specific needs your child might have.

Details of the Coffee Morning:  Tuesday 21st May 2024, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Meadow High School

The morning will include a presentation from our dedicated team members across the therapy and interventions departments, including Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and our Inclusion Team staff. Our careers advisor Sue Stock will also be joining us to add her wealth of knowledge around the transition process and provide support. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for you to engage in individual discussions with the therapists, Sue and the inclusion team. This will be a great chance to ask questions, express any concerns, and discuss specific support measures for your child.

Refreshments will be provided, and we hope to create a relaxed and informative atmosphere for all attendees.

Your involvement and input are incredibly important to us, and we believe that together, we can ensure a smooth and successful transition for your child. If you would like to attend, please fill out the expression of interest form attached to this letter and return to school as soon as possible, but at the latest by Friday 10th May 2024, as this will help us in our planning and preparation.

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration. We look forward to welcoming you to the Coffee Morning and to discussing how we can best support your child's next steps in their educational journey.

Yours Sincerely,
Gillian Sapiano
Interim Clinical Lead, Highly Specialist Consultant Speech and Language Therapist

Enclosed:        

Expression of Interest Form

 

Coffee Morning Expression of Interest Form

Childs Name: …………………………………..  DOB: ……………………………

Parent/Carers name(s):………………………………………………………………

                                        ……………………………………………………………….

I/we will / will not (delete as appropriate) be able to attend the Coffee morning on the 21st May 2024

Please state how many will be attending:……………..

Signature: ……………………………………………………………………………………..

(Please complete this slip and return to Therapy Team at school as soon as possible)


Letter to Whole School - Shining Stars Club

17th April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

Shining Stars Club Wednesday’s 3.15- 4.15

The music and dance department in Meadow High School are excited to introduce an inclusive choir for the Summer term. This fun new choir/dance group has been set up to encourage pupils to develop their singing skills, movement, confidence, teamwork and it gives pupils the opportunities to lead in our school’s annual Performing Arts concerts.

If your child has an interest in either or both activities. The first class will begin Wednesday 8th May.

If you would like your child to take part, please fill in the permission slip below return to Mr Ellis ASAP as spaces are very limited, so it will be a first come first serve basis. Please tick which role(s) your child would prefer; singing or dancing or both.   Pupils will get the opportunity to select songs they wish to perform, and will even learn to compose and rearrange music!

If your child has handed the slip in on time and got a place, you will receive a second confirmation letter with dates attached.

Yours sincerely,
Miss Kalia & Mr Ellis

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Permission Slip: Shining Stars Club - Please return to Mr Ellis

I give permission for my child to join the after school glee club.      

Singing                   Dancing                       Both        

             I will collect my child at 4.15 promptly

Or

            My child is an independent traveller, I am happy for them to make their own way home at 4.15 and

            I have signed and returned the permission form to the school office

Child’s Name:  _______________________________________        Class:  _________

Emergency contact details:   Name:  __________________________  Number:  _____________________                                                                  

Medication needed during this time:  _______________________________________________________


Letter to Pathway 1 - Henna or Mendhi Permission - For Eid Party

16th April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

As part of our school’s celebration of Eid, we are organising a special Eid party for our students on Friday, 19th April 2024.

One of the activities planned for the event is the application of Mehndi on the children’s hands.

Mehndi application is a traditional and culturally significant practice during Eid festivities. It’s an opportunity for our students to engage with and celebrate cultural diversity within our school community.

We assure you that the Mehndi paste we will be using is safe and made from natural ingredients. However, we understand that some parents may have concerns about their child participating in this activity, particularly if their child has allergies.

If your child has any known allergies or sensitivities, please indicate so on the slip below. Additionally, if you would like to give permission for your child to have henna applied on their hand during the Eid party, please fill out the slip and return it to the school by Thursday 18th April 2024

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Majidi

Pathway 1 Teacher

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REPLY-SLIP:  Henna or Mehndi permission

please return to Mrs Majidi

 

Name of Child: ……………………………………………………………….  Class:  …………………..

(  ) I do not give permission for my child to have henna applied on their hand.

(  ) I give permission for my child to have henna applied on their hand during the Eid party on Friday,19th April.

(  ) My child has allergies or sensitivities to the following substances:

     ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

     ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 

Signed (Parent/Carer): ……………………………………….           Date: …………….