Meadowhead School

Meadowhead School
Meadowhead Community Learning Trust and Language College
Motto Learning and Achieving Together
Established 1987
Type Mixed Comprehensive
Headmistress Ms Catherine James
Specialism Language College
Location Dyche Lane
South Yorkshire
S8 8BR
DfE URN 107149
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,670
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Coordinates: 53°19′33″N 1°28′10″W / 53.325725°N 1.469532°W / 53.325725; -1.469532

Meadowhead Community Learning Trust and Language College is a "larger than average"[1] mixed comprehensive Trust school in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. There are currently 1,670 students on roll, around 120 teaching staff and a further 50 non-teaching staff.



Meadowhead School was created when the two schools of Jordanthorpe Comprehensive School and Rowlinson School merged in 1987. The school remained on two sites approximately 0.25 miles apart until January 2007[2] when the new building was opened on land in between the two sites. The previous school sites were demolished. The site where the "North Building" once stood - alongside Bochum Parkway - became a Gilders Volkswagen and Audi showroom and the area where the "South Building" was - further along Dyche Lane - became the new school's playing fields. The new building was built just to the south of where the original North Building stood.


According to Ofsted, Meadowhead School is "a good school with some outstanding features [...] and has achieved a range of awards, such as Investors in People, International School Award and Healthy Schools Award"[3]

School Specialism

It has been a Specialist Language College since 2001 and was re-designated as such in 2005.


The GCSE (A*–C) rate in 2008, including English and Maths, was well above average for Sheffield with 50% of students attaining these grades, compared with Sheffield's average of 40.6%.[4] In 2009, 57% of students achieved five A*–C GCSE passes including Maths and English.[5]


Meadowhead gained Trust status in September 2009, and are now offering post-16 courses, some of which are run in conjunction with the Norton College opposite the school.


Students wear a bottle-green crested jumper, a white or black polo shirt with the school's logo, smart black trousers or skirts and smart black shoes. Items such as jewellery, excessive make-up, fashion belts and trainers are disallowed.

School Council

Students are encouraged to take a lead in the school's student year council called VOTeS (Voices of the students).


External links

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