“We find a way to ensure that school life can be enjoyable and fun for every pupil.” (Headteacher)
Innovative curriculum to re-engage reluctant learners
Dedicated, specialist staff achieving extraordinary results
Dedicated to ensuring successful outcomes for the most reluctant & troubled learners.
Specialist primary provision for pupils with more complex needs.
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Meadowcroft School is a unique special educational needs provision dedicated to ensuring successful outcomes for the most reluctant & troubled learners. The dedicated staff team work tirelessly with pupils who arrive with a distorted view of education and life.
At the Bar Lane site, one-to-one social and emotional support in the classroom and outdoor educational initiatives build pupils’ trust and help unlock their potential to a happy, meaningful and successful adult life.
At The Gallery, small class sizes at the specialist primary provision work in conjunction with the dedicated unit for pupils with more complex needs. As well as its classrooms, pupils are offered appropriate practical life skill lessons in a simulated home setting.
Pupils who secure a place at Meadowcroft arrive from dysfunctional and unsettled backgrounds. The close-knit staff team are unwavering in their determination to find the best possible educational outcome for each and every one of them.
“Since Luke has been at Meadowcroft, his life and our lives have changed massively; He’s a completely different person. It’s the first time he’s been in a school that fully understands him. The communication between the school and home is first class. I know that staff at Meadowcroft have Luke’s interests at heart – It’s just a brilliant place!” Parent
“Working at this school is amazing as I am part of a wonderful team who are committed to working with our students. The dedication to making a positive difference and unlocking
the potential of every pupil is staggering and the job satisfaction is immeasurable.” Headteacher
“The school know that I want to go into landscaping when I’m older so they have been able to put me on a Land Based Studies course. I would never believe that that I could be getting a Gold Award and a chance to go to Buckingham Palace. It’s really good to be in a place where people understand me.” Pupil
“Meadowcroft School has helped to give my son opportunities and the future he deserves, and given me the wonderful son I always knew I had. He just needed to be understood.” Parent
“I’m privileged to be part of a team who are so passionate to ensure students, regardless of their background are able to have access to a personalised learning experience which will serve them later in their lives so that they can
make a valuable contribution to the society in which we live.” Deputy Headteacher
“The staff team are patient, good listeners, friendly and kind. They helped me apply for colleges and prepare for my interviews to get onto the course I wanted to do.” Pupil
“As a parent of a child who has issues being in mainstream school, one of my worries was his future. Lynette’s commitment to the future of the kids at Meadowcroft is phenomenal and was so apparent even on our first visit. We made our decision right there and then; George has loved the place ever since!” Parent
“I have different staff for different things and I make them into my little family and when I’m not around school I feel like something’s missing.” Pupil
The Works is our latest addition; a purpose built site that offers fully accredited vocational courses in Motor Mechanics, Business, Construction, Hair and Beauty, Catering and Health and Social Care. The site…
On Monday 5th June all staff and pupils at Meadowcroft School completed a 5km mud run in fancy dress in order to raise money for Millie’s Voice – our chosen charity for…
Meadowcroft School received a Good judgement from Ofsted in their recent inspection. Here is a summary of the key findings for parents and pupils: The headteacher has a very clear vision for the…
Christmas at Meadowcroft is a time for giving, for a time to relax a little and spend quality time with our fellow students, friends and colleagues! But we soon got bored with…
A group of some of the most vulnerable teenagers in Yorkshire are celebrating a unique success for their school after passing the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. The eight pupils, from…
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