Head teacher's Welcome
Welcome to The Meadows Primary Academy (formerly Blurton Primary School). We are an Academy and part of The Shaw Education Trust family.
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. This is woven into everything that we do through our core values of respect, positivity and collective responsibility.
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. Also, over the past five years, we have achieved our aim of becoming an Attachment Aware School. Through this, we are committed to working to establish attachment-like relationships with our children, particularly with challenging and vulnerable children, in order to improve their chances of learning and achieving.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs Emma Gater