On behalf of all the staff and children I welcome you to River Mead School; we are a single form entry primary school with Nursery and Complex Needs Resource Base in the town of Melksham, Wiltshire. 

We strive to ensure that the school is the centre of our community and with your support as parents/carers and that of an excellent staff team we do our utmost to develop children into respectful, well-mannered individuals with a passion for learning. 

I passionately believe that the school environment should provide every child with the very best opportunities available, to achieve their potential both academically and in their wider skills; our children are happy, polite and enthusiastic learners. 

In 2019 OFSTED recognised this passion for excellence stating “River Mead is a nurturing haven of aspiration. Pupils feel safe to make mistakes and are eager to learn from them. They demonstrate pride in their learning and show an appetite to learn”.  

Places for the Complex Needs Resource Base are not included in the mainstream school offer, these are specialist places allocated by the county council for children who have an Education Health Care Plan and have a resource base named as their provision. The children who join us in this provision are very much a part of the school community. 

Working as part of The Mead Trust, we are very proud to be part of a forward-thinking and creative family of schools. These close, supportive links and a shared vision of shaping inspirational learning for all, help enable our school to strive for excellence in all we do. 

Please take time to look at the website and contact us should you have any questions, I know that if your child is just starting school, or you have moved into the area, choosing the right school can be a huge step and we will support you on this journey. 

Karen Austin, Headteacher


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