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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust


Alongside high-quality teaching and learning in their chosen subjects, students also take part in our unique enrichment programme.

During Y12, students complete modules in the following areas:

  • Work Experience (one week)
  • University visit days (at least two days)
  • School or Community Volunteering (at least five hours)
  • Extra-curricular hobby or skill (at least ten hours)
  • Independent reading and research (at least five hours)

Students will be supported through these modules during Tutor Time and Study Time.

For work experience, we engage with over 50 well-known local and multinational employers to provide high-quality placements in a wide variety of industry sectors: engineering & construction, sports & leisure, hospitality & catering, legal & financial, business administration and education. Visit our website for more details and links to all Trust partner websites.

During Year 13, students will be supported in applying for university, apprenticeships or employment. As well as being incredibly beneficial for personal development, these activities also support successful applications.

In January 2024, five of our Y13 students volunteered to have a go at the extremely challenging Chemistry Olympiad. Run by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this aims to test the abilities of the very best students. Questions this year covered the chemistry of bronze, fuel-producing bacteria and the contrast agents used in MRI scans. This year’s students got our best results ever with three silver awards and two gold awards! Very well done to Alex, Darisha, Evie, Harry and Isaac.

next gen leaders

Next Gen Leaders, Sustainabag Team have raised £170 through the sales of their bags, which they have made through upcycling old clothes. The money will be donated to Sheffield Women's Aid. This money will fund the travel for 85 women’s journeys to employment courses and education centres. As well as giving them the opportunity for exploration of their city.

“What a fantastic project and thank you so much for thinking of us here at Sheffield Women’s Aid and wanting to support us, your generosity will make such an incredible difference to us.” Janet Goodinson, Head of Operations at Sheffield Womens Aid (March 2024)


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Our Y12 students completed a Research Project into a topic of their choice at the end of April and have shared their findings in a poster competition. We received some fantastic entries with 10 winners being selected who will receive a £10 voucher. There was such a broad depth of topics including ‘ADHD in women’, ‘The Glasgow effect’, ‘Ink cap mushrooms’, ‘Many worlds theory’, and ‘How historically accurate is ‘Six’ the musical’. Students have exhibited transferable skills in research, referencing, creativity, and evaluation.


Wear it green

In May 2023, our Sixth Form students hosted a ‘Wear it Green Day’ and a bake sale in support of Mental Health Awareness Week. They raised money for Sheffield Mind and helped to raise awareness by wearing green and selling green ribbons.