Learning Environment

The Mead Community Primary School provides an exceptional learning environment, with a hall, library, and outstanding resources on both sites.  All teaching spaces are equipped with interactive whiteboards and we have suites of laptops to be used in classrooms on both sites. The Reception classes enjoy access to enclosed outdoor play areas that they use all year round.  Sail shades provide sun protection in hot weather.

Exciting learning spaces

The Hilperton site offers a music studio, design & technology area, kitchen and a sensory room. We are also lucky to have a number of small group rooms which are used for a variety of teaching and learning opportunities including peripatetic teaching.

Outdoor space

There are extensive grounds on both sites. The Friends of The Mead continue to support the school in developing playtime and outdoor learning opportunities for the children. We are very proud to have had The Duchess of Cornwall tour our gardens and plant an Oak Tree as part of our Big Community Grow Big Lunch in June 2013.

The school grounds include areas for story telling, forest schools, wildlife areas, trim (agility) trail, play boat, pond, fruit and vegetable gardens, chickens and polytunnels.

We are committed to outdoor learning and this extends to our music provision with giant instruments at both sites.

Getting to and from school

The school has a green transport policy in place. Around our Hilperton site there are designated foot and cycle paths. To support children who cycle, scoot or walk to school there are bike and scooter racks and shelters for waiting parents. We do require that children dismount before entering the school as we have had some near misses with speedy riders frightening toddlers.

We recognise that some families live a significant distance from school, or need to drop off on the way to work. We ask that you consider car-sharing or plan to ‘ride and stride’ from a distance away – even if only from the community centre at the end of the road.

Safety

Please DO NOT EVER obstruct the school gates or park in the bus stop; it is imperative that emergency vehicles can access the site at all times.

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