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Meadowhead Together

Meadowhead Together is a charity, formally known as The Meadowhead Community Learning Trust,  that works to improve the life-chances and opportunities of the young people who attend Meadowhead and feeder primary schools by encouraging collaboration.

Meadowhead Together will provide small grants to relevant projects as well as funding to annual projects such as Everyone a Writer, the Trust Choir and employer engagement events such as work experience and mock interviews.

Meadowhead Together logo

The Meadowhead Community Learning Trust was established in September 2009 and one of its first achievements enabled us to develop a very successful partnership with Norton College to provide A-Level courses until its closure in summer 2015.

We now have over 240 students studying Sixth Form qualifications on the Meadowhead Site, following our successful conversion to an official 11-18 school by the DfE in September 2013, and our rapid expansion to meet local demand for Further Education course provision.

We are now enjoying improved facilities with the construction of a new purpose built Sixth Form Centre which opened in November 2017. 

Are you interested in supporting our careers and community projects? Please click HERE for the Expression of Interest Form.

The decision was made to rename the trust to 'Meadowhead Together' and to launch in Spring 2024 with a new trustee structure. The trustee board includes representatives of Meadowhead School and Sixth Form, representatives of local employers, a representative from a feeder primary school, a representative of further education, a representative of higher education and at least one representative of community organization that works with young people in the S8 area.  The Charity number, 1135386, remains the same.

Meadowhead Together Organisational Structure

Meadowhead Together organisational structure

Members with no voting rights:

David Sheppard

Tamsin Woodward

Leighton Collins

Treasurer – Kevin Elliott

Meadowhead Together Admin – Alison Huff

Meadowhead Together Manager - Maddie Udall


Meadowhead Together Business and Community Forum

As part of Meadowhead together, this forum will meet twice a year and will invite businesses and local communtiy groups to discuss a key topic with informal networking opportunities.


Meadowhead Together – Event and Projects Plan 2023-24

Area of Activity (2023-24)

Young People Involved

Event/Project Details


Work Experience

Y10 and Y12 students at Meadowhead

A programme of week-long placements in February (Y12) and in July (Y10) with an in school programme for Y10 students who cannot secure work experience.

Y12 – February 2024

Y10 – July 2024

Mock Interviews

Y10 and Y13 students at Meadowhead

Opportunity for students to experience an interview with an employer. Volunteers from industry are matched with students based on their career aspirations.

Y13 – December 2023

Y10 – May 2024

Careers Aspirations Talks and Visits

To benefit all students across trust – with a participant focus on disadvantaged students

Employers volunteer to offer careers talks to particular classes and year groups.


Futures Week

All year groups including primary

Employer/further/higher education stalls and activities for students.

w/c 26th February 2024

Careers in the Curriculum Links

To benefit all students across trust

Employers input at relevant curriculum points to support student understanding and engagement. Employers to provide feedback and input to curriculum leaders planning particular topics


Employer Network

To hold two employer network events for employers that work with students in the family of schools

Inviting local businesses and organisations from the community to encourage networking and collaboration with local primary/secondary schools.

Feb/March (TBC)

Sep/October (TBC)

Christmas and Summer Fairs

To benefit all students

To support student-led initiatives and fundraising as well as provide income for the charity – employers to support event as appropriate i.e. raffle donations.

13th June 2024

December 2024 (TBC)

Big Challenge

KS3 students at Meadowhead

To explore primary equivalent

External project, students enter in teams to explore a business idea, competing against other Big Challenge teams across the country to win awards.


Everyone a Writer

Primary students, KS3 students at Meadowhead

Creative writing project launched across feeder primary schools and community. Each year has a theme, can be a poem, artwork, short story. Winning entries are included in the anthology with winners invited to read their pieces at event in the summer.

Launched Jan 2024

Celebration event July 24

Trust Choir

To involve students from each trust school

Feeder Primary choirs come together with Meadowhead Choir to perform a concert with songs based around a theme. Raffle and ticket sales support future activities.

Launched Jan 2024

Concert date TBC

Fundraising and Income

To benefit students and projects across trust

To identify opportunities to raise additional revenue to be used for key projects.


Awarding Funding

To support projects that benefit students at the family of schools and meet the charitable objectives

Community groups/primary schools can bid for funding for projects which meet the objectives of the charity. All bids are considered at the 2 Strategy meetings.