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Meadows School transforms the lives of its pupils through the quality education that it provides.

Meadows School

Meadows School provides outstanding care and good education as judged by Ofsted.

Meadows School underwent an educational Ofsted 'short inspection' on the 4th October 2016 - where the school has been judged as continuing to be 'Good'!!

Meadows School is proud to celebrate 9 years of 'Outstanding' judgements for residential provision (Ofsted - previously CSCI)

The most recent Ofsted Care Inspection was held on the 7th to the 9th February 2017 - rated as 'Outstanding'

Meadows School is a non-maintained special school in Kent run by Barnardo's. The school building is purpose-built and offers excellent facilities on a 19 acre site.

We offer placements on a 38 week Monday-Friday basis.

We provide education and care for;

  • up to 80 students
  • residential and day students
  • girls and boys aged 7-19
  • young people who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • young people with speech, language and communication needs, who are on the Autistic Spectrum or who have other associated needs
  • young people who have a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or who are in the process of application with completion due shortly.

We offer a broad curriculum tailored to individual, special needs in order to help our students achieve their full potential at the school. This includes:

  • opportunities to study for GCSE’s, BTECs, Vocational Skills qualifications, Entry Level Certificates and AQA Unit Awards. We also offer AS Levels for some 16+ students
  • regular residential and day trips
  • providing a key worker to work with every young person and their parents or carers throughout their time at the school
  • celebrating achievements through school assemblies and weekly and annual prize giving ceremonies

Latest news and events


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