Meadowcroft School is an independent special school catering for pupils from Year 1 to Year 14. Pupils join our school with an EHCP and have often experienced a ranger of barriers to their education.
Our school is divided into three Phases: Primary Phase, Secondary Phase and Post 16.
Nurturing every child and young person to become a ‘STAR’ is our core ethos and at the heart of everything we do at Meadowcroft School. Our ethos is supported by our promise to provide a safe and engaging place to learn, access to a broad, balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet the needs of the individual. We support the need of every child and young person by placing the Individual Learning Plans (IEP) at the centre of our curriculum and therapeutic offer.
The school recognises that for a child to become a ‘STAR’ it is imperative that we work closely with our therapeutic team, including speech therapists, the occupational therapists, art therapist and educational psychologist. This enables to us to work closely with our children and young people, to ensure that that they have the best support possible to access the curriculum and learn skills to prepare them for adulthood.
The Gallery is located a 8- minute walk from Wakefield Westgate train station and is situation within the leafy suburb of St Johns in Wakefield. The Gallery is a beautiful listed building, with large and spacious classrooms situated over 3 floors.
The Gallery is home to our lower secondary pupils, where our subject specialist teachers provide a solid foundation for the future in both our core and vocational secondary curriculum offer. In addition, the site has several dedicated therapeutic spaces, including a thrive room and sensory room.
The Works is located a 6-minute walk from Wakefield Westgate train station and is situated at the heart of Wakefield City Centre. The Works is our purpose-built vocational training centre, with facilities situated over 2 floors. The Works offers a suite of bespoke trade-based rooms and classrooms, ensuring that the facilities available to our pupils are second -to- none. The subject specialist teachers, vocational tutors and modern facilities at The Works provide our pupils with everything they need to gain industry standard skills.
The subject specialist areas based at The Works are:
Art and Design
The Hub caters for a wide range of pupils with a variety of needs ranging from SEMH to ASD. We a have some great additional facilities at The Hub including a Sports Hall room kitted out with a trampoline used during break times as well as for rebound therapy, a gym kitted out with a running machine, exercise bike, rower, and a variety of resistance equipment. In addition to this, the common room can be accessed before school and during breaks and lunches. The common room is a great place to chill and talk with peers or play pool or tabletop football. Also located at the Hub is our sensory room, this is utilised where a pupil may need to regulate their emotions. The pupils of Meadowcroft have been working extremely hard to create their very own sensory garden under the guidance of staff. Pupils have helped prepare and excavate the ground to plant a number of plants and vegetables. Lastly, our pupils have access to the amazing facilities of CI Adventures which is an Outdoor activity centre situated in Halifax. As part of the schools offer, our pupils access CI Adventures on a weekly basis where they take part in activities such as Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and Many more adventurous activities.