Special needs catered for
Meadowcroft School is an Independent Special School for boys and girls aged from 5 – 19. The school caters for students with a wide range of needs, predominately with a diagnosis of Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
The Works, our purpose built vocational training centre, provides a fantastic number of opportunities including Motor Mechanics, Construction, Catering, Hair and Beauty and Health and Social Care, alongside Music, PE and Land-Based Studies which are vocational courses offered at the Hub and the Allotment. All students are encouraged to try as many different courses before they decide which to pursue to qualification level.
To help the students, we have an Interventions co-ordinator who helps to arrange appropriate support from our Educational Psychologist and a range of therapists. Our therapy dog, Floyd, is a very popular asset to the school. Children love taking Floyd for a walk if they need a little time away from the classroom or are feeling anxious.
All our children have complex social, emotional and mental health needs and many have additional severe learning and communication difficulties.
We look beyond the difficulties the children come to us with and see their potential within. It is our job to provide a secure, consistent, structured environment where children can work to overcome and manage those difficulties in order to engage in education and achieve their potential.