Meadow View Farm School is a specialist independent provision for children aged 5-11 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH). Alongside the SEMH needs identified, some children may have additional diagnoses such as ADHD, autism, attachment disorders or ODD, which may add to or exacerbate these SEMH needs. All pupils attending have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
The school is set in a rural location with a smallholding, within 6 acres of Leicestershire countryside.
The aim of the school is to work to secure the best outcomes for all children and families and to enable them, if appropriate, to return to a mainstream or area special school setting.
At Meadow View Farm School we are passionate and pride ourselves in providing more than just an academic education to meet the needs of our children and their families. We recognise the importance of readiness to learn and how external and internal factors can impact upon a child's success and ability to engage in formal education systems. With this in mind, over the years we have created a system of success which is underpinned by high expectations of all stakeholders; the ability to anticipate and prepare for challenge and an ethos that is embedded with attachment and trauma informed practice.
The farm setting provides a unique opportunity for the children to learn about the need to take responsibility for others as well as themselves. There is an emphasis on both indoor and outdoor learning, and on relating the two to each other.