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Y11 Next Steps 2021

We would like to this opportunity to congratulate students on completing their final assessments. The positive attitudes and resilience shown by this year group has been so impressive. Now assessments are complete, we have information about important next steps.


GCSE Results Day – Thursday 12th August

GCSE results will be available on Thursday 12th August. Further details about the arrangements for this will be sent nearer the time. On this day, support will be available from senior teachers and the school’s career team.


Free School Meals
For those students who qualify for Free School Meals, a weekly hamper can be collected each Friday until Friday 2nd July. This must be collected from the main school reception and it must be ordered using the following link –

This must be completed by 11:00am on Wednesday 9th June. If you have any questions about this please email Kevin Elliott at


Preparing For Your Future

After a well-earned rest, students should take the opportunity of the earlier than usual finish to summer assessments to complete activities that will set them up for the future. We strongly recommend students complete these courses from the Youth Employment Trust: Preparing For Your Future - Free Online Course - Youth Employment UK.


We also have a wide range of resources on our website to support students and parents/carers with career exploration and options beyond school: Careers - Meadowhead School. You can also contact the Careers Team at school with any queries by emailing


Preparation for Courses in September – Meadowhead Sixth Form and other providers

Meadowhead Sixth Form’s programme of transition events begins on 21st June with transition work available on the school website. Applicants holding an offer will then be invited to the transition event on 5th and 6th July. These days will see students invited into school to enjoy a genuine Sixth Form experience and a taste of their chosen subjects. In addition, on the 30th June the Sixth Form team are holding a virtual ‘Aiming High’ event for students who are intending to apply for competitive university courses. Finally on the 14th July, the programme will conclude with a virtual Q&A session for students and parents. Further details about all these events will also be sent directly to applicants. Please use for any communications with the Sixth Form.


For students not attending Meadowhead Sixth Form, other providers may also ask you to complete tasks and projects or attend transition events. Students should take every opportunity to ensure a smooth start to the next stage in their education. If you have not yet completed an interview with your provider, it is important that you do so. If you need support to set this up or if you would rather join your phone or video interview from school, please contact the Careers Team.


Alumni Network

We have a strong tradition at Meadowhead of former students (or “alumni”) returning to the school to offer younger students further support and advice. If you are leaving Meadowhead this year, you can join our Meadowhead leavers’ network to stay in touch with former students and teachers, receive volunteering opportunities to enhance your CV and be invited back to school events. Sign up here:


Finally, we want to thank families of this year group for all their support for the school during their child’s studies. This has been especially valuable during periods of remote teaching and when managing the significant changes to GCSE assessments.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school if we can provide further support.

David Sheppard

Assistant Headteacher – Student Development