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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to The Meadows Primary Academy (formerly Blurton Primary School). We are a Local Authority maintained primary school situated in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent and we are in the process of converting to become an academy. At The Meadows, every child is encouraged to believe in themselves and to have high aspirations. Through promoting a positive attitude combined with a strong work ethic; our children know that they can do well in life if they work hard and aim high. We have a dynamic team of exceptional teachers and support staff who act as exemplary role models, educating and nurturing each child, enabling them to achieve high standards of academic attainment whilst also enabling them to become capable, caring and confident human beings. The Meadows Primary Academy has the advantage of being set in beautiful grounds even though we are in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent. We have modern, light and spacious buildings along with extensive fields and play areas. Our facilities have expanded over the years in line with the growth in pupil numbers and the school was totally rebuilt fifteen years ago and then extended again a couple of years ago to accommodate our growing numbers. Our Ofsted inspection in 2014 graded us as “Good” in all areas and praised the behaviour of our children, which was often “Outstanding”. It also acknowledged that pupils achieve well and make good progress, and where teaching is outstanding, the pupils are bursting with enthusiasm to explain what they are doing.

In addition to our excellent staff and premises, we are also proud to be a partner school with the Keele and North Staffordshire School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT). Each year, through this relationship we train a team of six to eight graduates to become qualified class teachers. Every graduate who qualifies through us is graded either ‘good’ or, in most cases, ‘outstanding’. This is indicative of the best practice found throughout the school.

All information found on our website is available as a paper copy at our school office, also I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we operate an open door policy and would encourage everyone who is interested in the school to come and have a look around because we are sure that you will be impressed.

Thank you

Mrs Emma Gater

Principal