The school day starts at 8.55am and is divided into five 1 hour lessons. Pupils have a 10 minute break after each lesson and a 45 minute lunch break. The timetable below gives an example timetable for a Key Stage 3 pupil although each pupil will have an individualised timetable that takes into account their academic, therapeutic and behavioural needs. School ends at 3.15pm.
B = Break, L = Lunch
|Day||8.55 -9.55||B||10.05-11.05||B||11.15-12.15||L||01.00-02.00||B||2.10 - 3.10||3.10 - 3.15|
|Fri||English||ICT||Science||Outdoor Education||Outdoor Education||Review|
The Meadows School Curriculum
Curriculum time each week adds up to 25 hours, organised as a 5 period day on a weekly timetable.
|Subject||Key Stage 3 No: of Lessons||Key Stage 4 No: of Lessons||Accreditation|
|English||5||*5||Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE|
|Mathematics||3||*3||Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE|
|Science||4||*6||Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Additional Science|
|ICT||1||*1||Unit Awards, Entry Level|
|Technology||1||*1||Unit Awards, Entry Level Food Technology, Graphic Products|
|PSHE/Citizenship||1||*1||Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE (short)|
|Art & Design||1||*1||Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE|
|History||1||*1||Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE|
|Geography||1||*1||Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE|
|RE||1||*1||Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE(short)|
|French||*1||Optional||Unit Award, Entry Level, GCSE|
|PE||2||*2||Unit Awards, Entry Level|
|Outdoor Ed||2||*2||Unit Awards + NGB qualifications|
|Child Development||x||Optional||Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE|
|Equine Assisted Qualifications||Entry Level, Level 1/2|
*Time allocation may change due to individual needs eg. in Key Stage 3 French may be replaced by another English session if Literacy is a particular area of concern. At Key stage 4 the allocation may need altering to cater for needs e.g. a child who is doing GCSE Citizenship may need more than one session. The core subjects would usually be increased rather than decreased in line with needs.
As an AQA Examination Centre all examinations up to and including GCSE can be taken on site.