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Inclusion teamOur Inclusion TeamMeet the Inclusion Team

  • Mrs Mills - SENDCo
  • Mrs Line - Deputy SENDCo
  • Mrs Hammond - Family and Pastoral Manager
  • Miss Glide - Inclusion Assistant 
  • Jeff - Our Reading and Therapy Dog
    If you click on this link you can find out more about him.


Inclusion Statement

Meadowside Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all children, every teacher is a teacher of every child, including those pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN).  We work to be a school in which people feel valued and where there is respect and consideration for the feelings and opinions of others.

We strive to provide the best possible education for all pupils, whatever their talents or abilities, within a framework of equal opportunities.

Our aims are:-

  • To promote the highest standards of personal achievement and learning within a structured self-disciplined environment;
  • To foster a sense of belonging in a caring and supportive atmosphere;
  • To provide a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum for every individual child and promote an enthusiasm for lifelong learning;
  • To work in partnership with parents and to forge good working links with the local and wider community.

If you would like more information, advice or support for your child, go to the Northamptonshire Information Advice Support Service.


Pupil Premium

Our Pupil Premium Reports are available at the side of this page.

Purpose of Pupil Premium 

The pupil premium grant is additional funding allocated to publicly funded schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and support pupils with parents in the armed forces. 

The school will use the grant to support these groups, which comprise pupils with a range of different abilities, to narrow any achievement gaps between them and their peers. 

We also recognise that not all pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than their peers. In such cases, the grant will be used to help improve pupils’ progress and attainment so that they can reach their full potential 

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds: 

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school 
  • often do not perform as well as their peers The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and attainment. 

Eligibility and funding

Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in January each year from the following groups. Free school meals 
Schools get £1,320 for every primary age pupil who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years. The rate is: 

  • £1,345 per primary-aged pupil  

Looked-after and previously looked-after children

Schools get £2,300 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements orders. Local authorities get the same amount for each child they are looking after; they must work with the school to decide how the money is used to support the child’s Personal Education Plan. The rate is £2,345 per eligible pupil. 

Service Premium

The service premium is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different. Schools get £300 for every pupil with a parent who: 

  • is serving in HM Forces 
  • has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence This funding is to help with pastoral support. From April 2020 the new service premium rate will be £310 per head.

Do you claim one of these benefits?

  • Income support
  • Employment & Support Allowance—Income related only
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (Not Contribution Based JSA)
  • Child Tax Credit only (with a combined family income of less than £16,190 per annum as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs)
  • National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS)
  • Guaranteed Element of Pension Tax Credit.

If so, you could be entitled to some additional support which we can use with you to help your child to do their best at school. Please contact the office.

Every pupil who attends Meadowside Primary School is entitled to an excellent education where they achieve their full potential, regardless of their background or barriers to learning. School leaders at Meadowside use the pupil premium grant to support the improvement in attainment and readiness for life and learning for all pupils who are underachieving. We prioritise high quality teaching and learning, using the grant to ensure our disadvantaged pupils’ access excellent teaching and learning every day during their time at Meadowside. 


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Local Offer

 Please click the following link to view Local Offer portal for parents, to find out more about children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.


For further support and advice please click on the following:

SEND Parent Leaflet (listed opposite under SEND Reports, Policies and Information)

Useful Weblinks for Parents (listed opposite under SEND Reports, Policies and Information) 

Please click the following link to view the Department for Education's SEND Code of Practice.

Please see the link in the side bar to reach the Local Offer portal for parents, to find out more about children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Please click the following link to view the Department for Education's SEND Code of Practice.

SEND Reports, Policies and Information

About Us

At Meadowside Primary School we believe that teaching children is a partnership between family and school. Parents/carers are a vital part of our Meadowside community. There are many opportunities for you to be involved and we look forward to sharing these times with you.

Contact Details

Meadowside Primary School

Park Road Burton
NN15 5QY

Telephone: 01536 723985
Fax: 01536 725927