Teachers choose a variety of themes and topics to excite the pupils' imaginations.
ISI Inspection Report, June 2014
A Mead day
The school day at The Mead is busy and happy. The school is open from 7.30am until 6.00pm.
7.30am – Breakfast Club* - Open to all age groups, A delicious, healthy range of breakfasts and cereals, with juice and toast, followed by a supervised playtime outside
8.15-8.20am – Arrival in the classrooms
8.30am- Lessons begin
9.30am – Assembly (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) - This is collective worship and includes all members of school whenever possible.
10.00am – Lessons continue
10.30am – First breaktime - This is staggered for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and includes a snack and drink
11.45pm – First lunch sitting (Lunch is staggered for Kindergarten, Pre-Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) Our in-house cooks serve a wide range of delicious, hot, wholesome and nutritionally-balanced dishes. There is always a demand for seconds!
12.45pm –Kindergarten & Pre-Reception leave if not staying all day
1.30pm /2.15pm – Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 afternoon lessons begin
3.25pm End of school day for Reception & Key Stage 1
3.30pm Munch Bunch & Number 1 Club* After school care provision for Early Years and Key Stage 1 children, where they are given tea and have the opportunity to have supervised play, craft and games times and Key Stage 1 children have time to complete homework.
4.00pm Key Stage 2 lessons finish, children can go home or stay on for clubs
4.00 – 4.30pm Key Stage 2 tea
4.30pm Key Stage 2 Prep or clubs begin – We offer a diverse range of after school clubs along with Prep which allows children the time to complete homework in a classroom with a teacher to hand for assistance.
5.30pm Key Stage 2 clubs finish
6.00pm School closes
*Indicates an extra charge. These activities can be booked through the school office if required. Breakfast club operates on an ad-hoc basis.