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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 is proud to celebrate 8 years of 'Outstanding' judgements for residential provision (Ofsted - previously CSCI)

Meadows School is 1 of only 2 independent or non-maintained residential special schools in Kent currently rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted Social Care!!

This article has appeared in the 'Tunbridge Wells Times' newspaper for the 20th May 2015;


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 74 students
  • residential and day students
  • girls and boys aged 9-19
  • 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 pupils 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

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We are currently recruiting for a teacher and LSA positions. Please view our 'job vacancies' page

Meadows School Newsletter

Please click to find out more of what is current and planned at Meadows School

Meadows School Newsletter Term 2.pdf

Meadows School Newsletter 2 Term 1.pdf

Meadows School Newsletter Term 1.pdf


Click to view the homework grid for Key Stage 2 and 3 covering Term 2;

Homework Term 2: Cultural Heritage.pdf

There is also a school 'Homework Club' being run on Wednesdays from 4pm - 5pm


including information on what Meadows School provides

Click here to find out more...Local Offer

Pupil Premium Information

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PE and Sport Grant Information

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