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I would like to welcome you to our new website.
Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. Our School Values are very important to us, you can view these further down the page. We are extremely proud of our enthusiastic staff, who work hard to ensure that pupils and colleagues are safe and happy, and we look forward to welcoming you!
We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of Lower School, which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees, Secondary Department, and 6th Form.
We currently have approximately 300 pupils and are comprised of the following:
Click on the link below for virtual tours of the school and our Sixth Form, which is on a different site:
We work hard to ensure all of our pupils make excellent progress. We are successful in this because we:
Our MIDAS (Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports over 60 schools and 70 settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs. We also support the development of special education across Kent through our role as a Teaching School.
We continually seek to improve and recent new initiatives include: Forest School, sensory circuits, therapeutic singing, gong therapy, increased work experience opportunities, yoga for special needs, a range of pupil well-being programmes and greatly improved feedback opportunities for pupils.
Safeguarding our pupils is of paramount importance and parents/carers tell us through surveys that they believe their child is safe at school. In addition, three external reviewers have recently noted that our safeguarding practices are of the highest quality.
The staff of Meadowfield are highly skilled, dedicated, and enthusiastic and will welcome you for a visit should you wish to learn more about us.
We look forward to seeing you.
Jill M. Palmer, Principal