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About us

Meadowbrook College is an all-through Alternative Provision (AP) Academy, within the Radcliffe Academy Trust.  Our aim is to provide exceptional education and alternative provision for children and young people aged 5-16 in Oxfordshire and beyond.  We work to prepare and equip our students with the necessary skills and tools to successfully move onto their next 'destination' be this a transition to a new school, college, employment or training.

Our students first need to build their self-esteem, capacity and confidence and to experience success when learning - they have often forgotten what this feels like.  Learning takes place in small, well-supported groups of between 6-8 pupils.  We have a variety of talented staff working with our youngsters including Teachers, Coach Mentors, Learning Mentors, Therapists, Lead Trainers, School Nurse. 

Our older students follow a broad curriculum including Maths, English, Employability, RSHE and choose from a wide variety of additional subjects including: Art, Photography, Music, Sport, Construction, Childcare, Hair & Beauty, Hospitality/Cooking and Boxing. Our KS3 students hopefully only spend short periods of time with us and so we have created bespoke education programmes for these students which primarily focus on self-management skills.  We also ensure that where KS3 students stay with us for longer periods of time that they continue to study a variety of subjects including English, Maths, RSHE/PSHE, Sport, Art, Science.  KS1/2 students follow a topic based curriculum which includes English, Maths, Art, Humanities, Sport, Science, PSHE focused learning and develop their phonics/reading skills.

We want all our students to be successful in a new school so we focus on them experiencing success in the classroom and learning the skills needed to work alongside their peers whilst being able to manage their behaviours when they find their learning experience becoming difficult.

We unashamedly believe that all our students can achieve academically.  Being successful in their subjects unlocks doors for future progress. We work hard to prepare them to compete alongside their peers when applying and interviewing for further education places, apprenticeships or employment.  Work experience is a feature of the year 10 and 11 provision and consists of long term placements one day-a-week, which gives students time to develop their skills and grow more confident in the 'real world'.

A key feature of Meadowbrook College is our strong commitment to the adoption of Restorative Principles and Practice. These underpin all aspects of our community, supporting positive behaviour and relationships and underpinning quality teaching and learning.

We work very closely with parents, schools and outside agencies who are engaged with our students.  This allows us to offer an extra dimension of support to ensure our students are given the best chance of success whilst with us at the college.


Meadowbrook College is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies' section of our website located in the 'Document Zone'.

Other than the Headteacher, our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)is Susy Morgan.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) are Sophie Thompson, Beverley O'Toole, Carl Humphreys, Nick Lacey, Carly Bayliss, Sarah Green, Sarah Crothers, Daisy O'Toole, Sam Ridgley, Vicky Hodgins and Aynsleigh Gealy.

Contact details for the above named DSLs and DDSLs) can be found under Contact Us.

All post holders in the school/regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory 'Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check'.

Meadowbrook College is an AP Academy managed by Radcliffe Academy which is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with registered company number 9334026 and its registered address at Raymund Road, Marston, Oxford OX3 0PG