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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 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 64 students
  • residential and day students
  • girls and boys aged 9-19
  • young people who have social, emotional and behaviour 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 (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

Latest news and events

NEW FOR 2013




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Final Term Dates for 2013-14 available now - 2 additional INSET days in July

New Term Dates for 2014-15 now available

Student Updates

Year 9 trip to the Houses of Parliament on 23rd January 2014

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Trip to Ypres on 17th October 2013

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