About The Mead Academy Trust

Emma-Holton-picEveryone at The Mead Community Primary School would like to extend you a very warm welcome. This is truly a very special place. Our school has been graded as outstanding by Ofsted in each of our last three full inspections and our Early Years setting is a model of best practice used in the training of Ofsted Inspectors. We were named as a National Support School in 2007 and then designated as one of the first 36 Primary Teaching Schools in the country in 2011. We are currently a lead school nationally for English, The Arts, Early Years, Outdoor play and learning, SEND and Research and Development.

Our children are delightful. They are happy, polite and enthusiastic learners who create an amazingly warm and purposeful atmosphere and apply great effort to their learning. We have an exceptional teaching team and wonderful support staff who work tirelessly to continue to improve and ensure that children’s experiences are the very best that can be provided. My vision about education is a simple one: Children deserve the very best opportunities at school to enable them to feel happy and safe, and to be inspired and excited to work hard towards achieving their dreams. It is my core purpose to inspire our staff to light a ‘learning spark’ in our children, and then provide every possible opportunity to nurture that spark to grow and develop into a strong and long-lasting flame. Our parents, staff and governors are all passionate about enabling children to dream, strive, achieve and celebrate and I really can’t imagine a better place to learn, to teach, or to lead.

Miss Emma Holton
Head of School


More about The Mead Community Primary School

The Mead Community Primary School opened in September 2001 to serve the Paxcroft Mead housing development in Trowbridge with Mrs Lyssy Bolton as Head Teacher. A seven class extension opened in 2005, to replace the temporary classrooms that were initially provided to cope with our rising numbers.

In September 2009 our school amalgamated with Wingfield Primary School which occupies a rural village site with beautiful grounds approximately 15 minutes across town. We now have close to 500 pupils, housed in 17 classrooms over our two sites.

The Mead Community Primary School gained Teaching School status in July 2011. We converted to Academy status in May 2012 operating with the original school name of The Mead Community Primary School.  Mrs Lyssy Bolton is now the Executive Head Teacher of The Mead Academy Trust and Miss Emma Holton is Head of The Mead Community Primary School.

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