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School NameMeden School
Postal addressBurns Lane
NG20 0QN
Telephone No.01623843517
Enquiries contact nameMr T Gibbon
Name of Head Teacher / PrincipalMr J Smith
Name of Executive Head TeacherMr R Hawley
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMr M Wass

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
Name of SENDCoMiss K Hickinbotham (
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Admission Arrangements for 2023-24
To find out more about Meden School's Admission Arrangements for 2024 entry, you can download our Admissions Policy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.
If you have any queries regarding Admissions please contact school 01623 843517 option 1 or email
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admission arrangements for 2024-25
To find out more about Meden School's Admission Arrangements for 2024-25 you can download our Admissions Policy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.
Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)Admission arrangements for 2025-26
To find out more about Meden School's Admission Arrangements for 2025-26 you can download our Admissions Policy by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text.
Appeals Timetable
Oversubscription Criteria
Suspensions and Exclusions Policy
Most recent OFSTED reportThe OFSTED report 2023 can be found by following the link to the right.

KS4 results

Progress 8 score+0.3
Attainment 8 score46.44
English and Maths (Basic)4+ 66%
5+ 42.5%

KS5 results

Average gradeB
Student retention100% retention, year 12 into 13.
Student destinations82% continued in further education. 18% went on to employment.
Destinations click to download

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance TablesFollow the link, attached, to DFE school performance information.

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.


The school's approach to the curriculumOur curriculum follows National Curriculum guidelines and aims to provide a broad, balanced learning experience for all.
Curriculum contentAt Key Stage 3, our three-year programme covers all the National Curriculum subjects. Students are taught in ability groups in the majority of subjects, ensuring that every child is taught at a level that matches their ability.
For more detailed information please see adjacent link.
Name of Curriculum LeadFor more information regarding any aspects of the curriculum please contact Miss A Mann, Assistant Headteacher (


GCSE QualificationsThere is a two-year programme for Key Stage 4. All students study a core consisting of English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Personal/Social/Health Education. All students must study at least one subject from; French, History or Geography. This is supplemented by a wide range of optional subjects, including Performing Arts, Technology and ICT.
For more information see adjacent link.
Name of Curriculum LeadFor more information regarding any aspects of the curriculum please contact Miss A Mann, Assistant Headteacher (


16-19 Qualifications on offer16-19 Level 3 Qualifications on offer
• A Level Business
• A Level Criminology (New for 2022)
• A Level English Literature
• A Level Geography
• A Level History
• A Level Mathematics
• A Level Sociology
• A Level Psychology
• A Level PE
• A Level Media
• A Level Biology
• A Level Chemistry
• A Level Physics
A Level Criminology

We also have access to (delivered at Garibaldi College))
• A Level Computer Science
• LIBf Diploma in Financial Studies
• BTEC Level 3 Art and Design
• BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts
• Cambridge National Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity
How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements In addition to formal lessons students take part in the following:
mentoring sessions, enrichment sessions, skills workshops to help with CV writing, UCAS applications, job or apprenticeship applications and work experience, Personal Development, healthy lifestyle workshops and Growth Mindset sessions.
Students are also expected to play a wider role in Meden School by the support they give to the younger members of the school as part of schemes such as Buddy reading. All Year 12 students are expected to complete work experience in year 12 as part of our work to support them post Meden College.

Values and Ethos

Statement of Values and EthosMeden School has a very clear and distinctive ethos. Our work revolves around our core aims of high aspirations, excellence and achievement.
Behaviour PolicyThe Behaviour Policy is available to download here.
Attendance Procedure
Uniform Standards
Safeguarding/Child protectionThe Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy is available to download here.
Anti-bullying policyThe aim of our anti-bullying policy is to clarify for students and staff that bullying is always unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where independence is celebrated and individuals can flourish without fear. Every student has the right to be safe and happy, and to be protected when feeling vulnerable.

Our anti-bullying policy is contained within our Behaviour Policy which can be downloaded via the link.
Health and Safety policyThe Health and Safety Policy is available to download here.
First Aid PolicyThe First Aid Policy is available to download here.
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
Complaints policyThe Complaints Policy is available to download here.
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policyThis policy is contained within the Complaints policy.
SEND PolicyThe SEND Policy is available to download here.
Freedom of Information Publication SchemeThe Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions PolicyThe Charging and Remissions Policy is available to download here.
Whistleblowing PolicyThe Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.
Online Safety Procedure
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy
Details of how the pupil premium was spent in the previous academic yearThe Pupil Premium Statement is released in November each academic year.
Year 7 Literacy/Numeracy Catch Up Funding AllocationThe Catch Up Premium is funding given to schools to provide additional support to Year 7 pupils that did not reach the ‘expected standard’ in Reading or Maths at the end of Year 6. Please see the documents attached for details of this funding for students at Meden how it will be spent and the impact of this expenditure. This was axed in June 2020 in favour of Covid Catch Up Funding as detailed below.
16-19 Tuition FundMeden School receive extra funding to support students who attend Meden College who fit the criteria. The attached report details how this will be spent.
This funding has since ceased but the document remains here for statutory purposes.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up PremiumThe government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure due to COVID 19. The attached report details how this money is used.
Summer Schools Programme

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearEvery school and academy must report on how they are delivering their statutory legal requirements, as outlined in the Department for Education's 'SEND Code of Practice 2015'. This document is called the SEN Information Report.

For more information on this report please contact our SENDco (appointed May 22) Miss K Hickinbotham

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility ProcedureOur Accessibility plan can be downloaded by selecting the arrow icon on the top right hand side of this text.

Public Sector Equality Duty

Equality ObjectivesMeden values all students, members of staff and visitors and is committed to ensuring that individuals are treated fairly, with mutual respect and dignity, and that decisions are based solely on objective factors. The school recognises that all forms of discrimination are unacceptable and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunities and a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to discrimination. This approach applies to the way that students, staff and visitors behave towards each other.

At Meden school we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff and all those receiving services from the school. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity where equality is actively promoted. The achievement of all pupils and students will be monitored and we will use this data to raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure that the school environment is as accessible as possible. At Meden we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

Meden school will not discriminate against a pupil, member of staff, visitor or prospective pupil by treating them less favourably because of their:
• sex
• race
• disability
• religion or belief
• sexual orientation
• gender reassignment
• pregnancy or maternity

Meden School’s admissions policy is inclusive and will not discriminate against any of the above.

Meden aims to ensure that:
• There is an awareness that a successful community relies on all its members and that we all depend on one another
• Self-esteem is promoted
• All individuals are respected and valued and able to fulfil their potential
• All pupils have equal access to the curriculum
• All staff are aware of the need for the curriculum both to reflect and where possible, to make use of diversity, and to prepare pupils for life in a pluralist society
• An atmosphere is created which recognises the validity of all cultures, fostering positive attitudes towards all
• Positive action is taken against all forms of inequality

For full details of our current School Equality Action Plan please click on the link icon in the top right hand corner of this text box.
School's Career LeaderPoint of contact for Careers: Mr C Hill (changed Sept 22)
Careers Programme SummaryAll students on leaving Meden School and Meden College will have the Career Management Skills required for life. They will be able to self-evaluate their employability skills and be able to demonstrate these to an employer. They will be inspired to make the most of their life choices. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers will be promoted to all students. Students will follow the career path that best suits their individual needs and allows them to fulfil their true potential. All students in years 7 to 13 will be provided with independent, impartial careers advice from a variety of sources throughout their time at Meden School. The learning will be progressive throughout their time at Meden School and Meden College.
How will we achieve this?
Meden School and College will commit:
• Deliver quality, effective, impartial CEIAG.
• Monitor and evaluate all aspects of provision through stakeholder voice.
• Engage with outside providers of education and training.
• Engage with local employers.
• Actively encourage parental involvement with CEIAG, so they can support and help their children.
• Raise aspirations.
• Challenge stereotyping.
• Promote equality and diversity.
• Ensure staff are sufficiently trained.
• Embed CEIAG in the curriculum.
• Put the needs of the students first.
• Provide all students with an equal opportunity of progression and success.
• Offer a personal programme for every individual student.
• Deliver the programme through the Destinations Curriculum as part of the tutorial system, Careers Events, Drop Down Days, and during curriculum subject time.
How we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupilsOur success will be measured by the variety and quality of Post 18.
• Our success will be measured by the variety and quality of destinations Post 16 and Post 18.
• Target is zero for NEET.
• Student feedback.
• Tracking of former student’s career paths via an Alumni.
• Annual evaluation of the programme with staff, students and parents as part of continuous improvement.
• Feedback is gained from further education and training providers, employers and businesses that engage with Meden to further develop both the programme and relationships with key stakeholders.
Date of next reviewMay 2025
Baker Clause Policy StatementProvider Access Statement
Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy StatementCareers Education Policy Meden School
Data Protection PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
Privacy Notice for Pupil DataWe use information that we gather in relation to our pupils for various purposes. Information that we hold in relation to a pupil is known as personal data. This will include data that we obtain from pupils directly and data which we obtain from other people and organisations. We might also need to continue to hold personal data for a period of time after pupils have left the school/trust. Anything that we do with this personal data is known as processing.

The school/trust is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses personal data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Please see the attached document for full details.
Privacy Notice for Parent/Carer Data
Privacy Notice for Trust Workforce Data

School Governor Information

Names of Governors, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themName Type of Governor

Mr Jim Smith - Head of School
Miss Kim Hickinbotham -Staff Governor
Mr Matthew Wass - Chair of Governors
Mrs Emma Parnell - Co-opted Governor
Mr G Harris - Co-opted Governor
Mrs S-J Seddon- Parent Governor
Mrs L Leedham (Vice-Chair) - Co-opted Governor
Mrs A Hodgkinson - Co-opted Governor
Mrs C Bushell - C0-opted Governor
Structure and responsibilitiesPlease find attached the Governance Scheme of Delegation.
Link Governor for SafeguardingA Hodgkinson
Link Governor for SENDL Leedham
Link Governor for CurriculumMatthew Wass
Link Governor for CareersC Bushell
Link Governor for Governor DevelopmentE Parnell
Other Link GovernorsHealth & Safety - Matthew Wass
Attendance record at meetings over the last academic yearAttendance over the last year can be downloaded using the link in the top right hand corner.

Trust Governance Team

Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themMargaret Monckton (Chair)
Adrian Stephenson (Vice Chair)

Lucy Burrow
Tony Glover
Steve Crawford
Stuart Howells
Jason Carter
Sayed Yasmin Hussain
James Ellis
Gavin Brown

Please follow the link to the Nova Education Trust website for further details.
Names of Members of the Academy TrustJonathan Sims
Nicola Morrison
Nichole Munro
Nicolle Ndiweni
Richard Flewitt
Chairs of Sub-CommitteesEducation Committee: Adrian Stephenson
People and Remuneration Committee: Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Steve Crawford
Audit Committee: Jason Carter
Chair of Meden School LGB Sub-CommitteeMr M Wass

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.

Trust Governance Documents

Members, Trustees, Accounting Officer and Executives Pecuniary InterestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance structuresThe Torch Academy Gateway Trust Governance Arrangements are available to download here.
Board Diversity DataOur published report provides diversity data about the board and our local committees.
Trust annual audited accounts and reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual audited accounts and report.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Funding AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Main School Risk AssessmentFor further information on specific risk assessments please contact the school.
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Trading disclosuresNova Education Trust
Company Number 07635510

A PRI/LBG/NSC/(Exempt) incorporated on 16 May 2011.

Registered office address is Nova Education Trust Office (C19), The Sir Colin Campbell Building, The University Of Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, England, NG7 2TU. Telephone: 0115 807 7777.

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