Update from the Head of School - 23rd March 2020
Dear Parent/Carer RE: UPDATE 23 MARCH 2020 We have been using your feedback about key professions and intentions regarding sending your child to school to plan our staffing over the coming few weeks. We have been reminded by the DfE that we should encourage parents to consider a number of different risks to each individual, including: The potential health risks to the individual from COVID-19, bearing in mind any underlying health conditions. This must be on an individual basis with advice from an appropriate health professional where required The risk to the individual if some or all elements of their EHC plan cannot be delivered at all, and the risk if they cannot be delivered in the normal manner or in the usual setting The ability of the individual’s parents or home to ensure their health and care needs can be met safely The potential impact to the individual’s wellbeing of changes to routine or the way in which provision is delivered The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said on twitter, 'you should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.' Government guidance says, 'many parents working in [critical] sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. read more
Coronavirus - Advice from the Department of Education
Advice for parents/guardians You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal. We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above. read more
School Closed on Thursday 12th December
Dear Parents and Carers,
Please be advised that Cleeve Meadow School will be closed to students on Thursday 12th December.
This is due to the school site housing a Polling Booth,
The school will be open again on Friday 13th December.
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Read our Autumn Newsletter
Autumn Newsletter 2019 read more
Our new catering providers
We have recently appointed Chartwells as the new catering contractors at Cleeve Meadow School and they will be providing the service from the start of term in September. Please find below a welcome letter from Chartwells and a link to the 3 week menu for the main canteen.
After Friday please don’t add any further funds to you childs lunch account until we confirm that this should be done later in August as we need to change the linkages in the system to the new company.
Introductory letter from Chartwells
Sample Menu read more
Time Capsule Event
On Tuesday 9th July 2019, current and incoming Cleeve Meadow students, their families and Cleeve Meadow staff took part in a Time Capsule event. The capsule will be buried on the site and will stay there for 50 years! The students chose the items that were included in the capsule – these included a selection of coins, price lists for everyday items and till receipts, the music that the students are listening to, pictures and a broad selection of newspapers. Quite an eclectic selection! read more
Our shiny new minibus had its maiden voyage on Tuesday 9th July 2019! It was used (with much excitement) to transport the Year 7 students at Marlborough School who will be joining us at Cleeve Meadow in September as Year 8 students. Despite it being a fairly short trip the students took the opportunity to have a quick singalong – commenting that they were acting like the Victorian children traveling on a Charabanc trip to the seaside that they had been learning about in lessons!! The students were visiting the Cleeve Meadow site with Ms Morris and Ms Nobbs to take part in the Time Capsule event. read more
Watch our time-lapse video of progress so far at Cleeve Meadow School - April 2019
Work begins on the new Cleeve Meadow School
Bexley’s Mayor joined a special event in January 2019 to mark the start of construction of the new Cleeve Meadow School in Sidcup for children with special educational needs. The new school will be designed to provide specialist education for 120 pupils aged 11-19 with moderate learning difficulties. The new free school will have 12 teaching rooms, a therapeutic hub, large open plan library and IT space. Facilities will also include a specialist music department, performing arts centre and a full-sized artificial football pitch that will also be available for Cleeve Park School pupils to use. read more
Funding agreement agreed for Cleeve Meadow School
Mark Norman, Head of South East and South London Unit, Free Schools Directorate said: "I am very pleased to confirm that the Secretary of State has agreed to enter into a funding agreement with The Kemnal Academies Trust in relation to Cleeve Meadow School – a 120 place special school for pupils aged 11 to 19 with Moderate Learning Difficulties in the London Borough of Bexley. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the great commitment and energy which you and your colleagues have shown in reaching this point. Free schools form an integral part of the Government’s education policy to improve choice and drive up standards in schools. I am therefore delighted that Cleeve Meadow School will bring new opportunities for children in the London Borough of Bexley. read more
- 1st Work begins on the new Cleeve Meadow School
- 1st Funding agreement agreed for Cleeve Meadow School