The Meadows School in Northfield has suffered disruption this week as a result of a heating failure, and parents and carers have been warned to expect the disruption to continue until at least the end of next week.

In a letter to parents and carers, headteacher Mrs Barton explains that: “The Local Authority is urgently working to install a generator to power the necessary heating for the school. This is due to our existing heating system becoming irreparable. Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that the generator will be installed before the end of next week and work will continue over the weekend so that we can return to normality as soon as possible. We are very mindful of the difficulties this causes our families and appreciate the support and understanding that you have given.”

The school, which caters for children from Reception to Year 6, is currently only able to accommodate pupils from the Reception, Year 5 and Year 6 year groups and children who use the SLCN Resource Base.

For next week, alternative arrangements have been made for Year 3 and 4 pupils, with Colmers School and Sixth Form College generously offering space to accommodate the children and Meadows staff between Monday 2nd and Friday 6th March.

Unfortunately, at the present time, there are no facilities for Years 1 and 2 to return to school next week and work to do at home will provided – via the school website or collect a pack from the front office. 

Full details and further updates can be found on The Meadows School website.




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