Welcome to Meadow Vale Primary School
Meadow Vale is a large Primary school set in wonderful grounds with excellent resources. The Foundation Nursery is in a self-contained area complete with its own outdoor play area. The Foundation Reception classes also have their own designated play area complete with cycle track, sand pit, creative play areas and soft play surfaces. Our Family Support Adviser, Karen Bush, is located in her own designated room situated in the Foundation Reception area and we have a Food Technology room situated at this end of the school. The six Lower School classrooms are all enclosed rooms which have access to a large hall where dance, music, drama and P.E. are taught. Adjacent to the classrooms are small group work areas where intervention support strategies are delivered by Learning Support Assistants. One classroom is dedicated to our nurture classroom, The Oaks. Our Year 2 classrooms are situated in a new extension to the school which includes a large open area for small group learning. We also have a recently refurbished and extended dining area with an adjacent kitchen where food is prepared daily, on site.
The ground floor in Upper School houses a large hall, a speech and language classroom, our Library, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 classrooms and a small classroom for our resident Speech Therapists. The first floor occupies a further three classrooms for Year 5 and 6, and our Computing suite, currently set up for smaller group learning. Our Upper School Speech & Language Resource is also located on the first floor, together with two numeracy support rooms. All teaching rooms in the school are equipped with interactive whiteboards and the school has a robust wireless network. We are lucky to have a large number of iPads located around the school for use in classrooms.
We have also welcomed the ‘Rainbow Resource’ from Great Hollands Primary School; an Early Years ASD resource aimed at early reintegration into mainstream schooling.
The school grounds are very well maintained and include two designated adventure areas, a pond, a quiet area, two tarmac playgrounds, environment area, vegetable garden, themed climbing frame, a climbing wall, an all-weather artificial pitch and a soft surface playing area. With a large playing field for team sports and numerous shaded areas, we are very grateful to be able to offer wonderful learning opportunities across the whole site.
Since September 2017, Meadow Vale has increased to three form entry. The increase in school size has been very well managed and the expansion has been welcomed by the school community as we strive to serve all local families. Considerable time was spent on planning the building work to accommodate this, which has further enhanced our wonderful resources without being detrimental to our current school ethos and character.