Community Links

Meadowfield School values it place within the local community. Pupils throughout the school access community facilities including local parks, leisure centres and shops. As the pupils progress through the school the links with the community strengthen to enable the pupils to develop confidence to contribute to and be a part of their local community through enrichment visits, project work, sporting links and work experience. 

The School Council is active in organising fund raising activities and events to support a range of local, national and international charities, and disaster relief appeals. For example: Demelza House Children’s Hospice, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, British Heart Foundation, Comic Relief, Sport Relief, Children in Need and Jeans for Genes.

The 6th Form have developed a range of Community links which aid the transition of our young people onto worthwhile activities and occupations when they leave the school. These include regular weekly vocational sessions at Canterbury and Mid Kent College. We also have transitional opportunities at Hadlow College at Canterbury Sheppey College, Sittingbourne Skillnet, The John Graham Centre, The Crawford Centre, Elham Valley Vineyard, Kent Mencap and the Kent Autistic Trust.

Work Experience:

We actively encourage all students to undertake a period of Work Experience which is tailored to meet their individual needs. Each student will complete a day a week placement over a 6 week period, which can be extended if it helps the student to grow and progress.

Work Experience Providers:

Morrison’s                                                      Bodylines Nail Bar

ASDA                                                               Pine Lodge Nursing Home

Sainsbury’s                                                     Beaux Aires Kennels

COOP                                                             John Graham Centre

Whiteleaf Animal Centre                               Active Play Nursery

Age UK                                                             Danley Marshes Riding Centre

The Oaks Primary School Kitchen                  Watling Tyres

Canterbury College Student Café                 West Faversham Community Centre Cafe

Swallows Leisure Centre                                Meadowfield Site Team

Community Links:

Whitstable Bowling                                       Swallows Leisure Centre

Gillingham Ice Rink                                      Capstone Ski Centre

Whitstable Shoreline Management           Whiteleaf Animal Centre

Skillnet                                                           Morrison’s Regional Distribution Centre

Waitrose                                                        East Kent Education & Business Partnership

Faversham Day Opportunity Centre          Blossoms Community Care

Kent Supported Employment                      Adult Learning Disability Team (Social Services)

Mencap                                                         Monks Hill Farm

Tuck by Truck                                                 Spadework

Kent Autistic Trust