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

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
Name of SENDCoMiss R Coleman
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Admission Arrangements for 2020-21 are here, further years can be found following the link.
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admission arrangements for 2021-2022 (Draft)
Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)Admissions arrangements for 2022-23
Exclusions arrangementsWe reserve the right to use exclusion from school on either a fixed-term or permanent basis. Decisions to apply this sanction rest with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School. Exclusion is a serious sanction and must be reasonable and proportionate. Careful consideration must be given to the nature of the incident and full account taken of the student’s age, any special educational needs or disability they may have and any religious requirements affecting them. The indicative sanctions table indicates the type of incident that might warrant exclusion, but the list within the table is not exhaustive. Reintegration meetings should always follow a period of fixed term-exclusion.

Information regarding exclusions is contained within our Behaviour Policy provided as a linked document.
Most recent OFSTED reportThe latest OFSTED report 2017 can be found here

KS4 results

Progress 8 score0.35
Attainment 8 score46.7
English and Maths (Basic)4+ 66%
5+ 37.2%
Student Destinations83%

KS5 results

Average gradeB
Student retention92% retention, year 12 into 13.
Student destinations83% continued in education. 17% 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 two-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.
Name of Curriculum LeadFor more information regarding any aspects of the curriculum please contact Mrs L Brett, Deputy Headteacher


GCSE QualificationsThere is a three-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.
Name of Curriculum LeadMrs L Brett Deputy Headteacher


16-19 Qualifications on offer16-19 Level 3 Qualifications on offer
• A Level Business
• 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

We also have access to (through consortium lessons)
• 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, me@meden, 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.
Safeguarding/Child protectionThe Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy is available to download here.
Safeguarding: Remote Learning Policy
Safeguarding: Peer-on-Peer Abuse
Safeguarding: Covid-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection
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.
Complaints policyThe Complaints Policy is available to download here.
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policy
Complaints receivedNumber of formal complaints registered during the preceding school year: 2
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.
Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current yearPupil Premium funding allocation, interventions and impact report can be found here.
PE and Sports Premium Funding AllocationNot Applicable
How we are spending the fundingNot Applicable
The impact on pupilsNot Applicable
How we will ensure the impact is sustainableNot Applicable
16-19 Tuition Fund
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearSEND & Inclusion Policy

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled PupilsSchool Accessibility Plan

Equality Objectives

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 School Equality Action Plan for 2019-2022 please see the 'Policies' section on our main site under the 'Information' tab.
Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy StatementCareers Education Policy Meden School
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.
Data Protection PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.

School Governor Information

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

Mr Colin Callaghan - Chair of Governors
Mrs P Kennedy - Vice Chair
Mr Jim Smith - Head of School
Mr Alex Hague - Governor
Mrs Lindsey Murphy- Governor
Miss Kim Hickinbotham -Staff
Mrs Gemma O'Connor - Governor
Mr Blake Hull -Governor
Mr Matthew Wass - Community
Mr Connor Jacob - Clerk to the Governors
Structure and responsibilitiesThe Structure and Responsibilities of the school Local Governing Bodies are available to download here.
Attendance record at meetings over the last academic year
Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Previous Academic Year)The Business & Financial Interests and Governance roles in other schools of the school's Local Governing Body for the previous academic year are available to download here.

Trust Governance Team

Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themMr Richard Flewitt (Interim Chair)
Mrs Margaret Monckton (Vice Chair)
Mrs Janice White
Ms Lucy Burrow
Mr Robert Dowling
Mr A Stephenson
Mr B Thomas
Mr A McKee
Mr A Glover
Mr Steve Crawford
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr Jonathan Sims
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Nicola Morrison
Nichole Munro
Chairs of Sub-CommitteesEducation Committee: Mr A Stephenson
Remuneration Committee: Mrs Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Mr A McKee
Audit Committee: Mrs M Monckton
Chair of Meden School LGB Sub-CommitteeMr C Callaghan

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.
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.
COVID Risk AssessmentCOVID Risk Assessment
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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.

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