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Headteacher's Welcome

Equipping our Learners for Life

Pond Meadow Academy Trust is an outstanding special school where staff have high expectations and ambition for all children and young people.  We are committed to best preparing pupils from the moment they join us for life beyond school, which is reflected in our vision and values.

The school is situated in Bellfields, a suburb in the north of Guildford.  We provide education for Surrey children from 2-19 with a range of severe and complex learning disabilities and profound and multiple learning disabilities (including complex medical needs).  A very high proportion of pupils also have a diagnosis of ASD as well as additional complex needs.

We are dedicated to ensuring that the individual needs of every child/young person who attends Pond Meadow are recognised and listened to. Our flexible and progressive curriculum that addresses the needs of all learners, particularly around points of transition, and key investment in teacher and staff development result in outstanding outcomes.

We use a range of teaching approaches and strategies at different stages of learning that reflect the way our pupils learn.  Our classes are structured to promote communication, emotional regulation and self-help and independence. Our staff have expert knowledge in specialist strategies including TEACCH, Attention Autism, PECS, PODD, Bricks for Autism and Intensive Interaction.

If you are looking for a specialist provision for your son or daughter, then please do come and visit us or explore this website further.  As a parent/carer you are extremely important to us.  We welcome your contribution to our work and look forward to a close relationship with you.  We offer families support, information, training and practical help.

"Pupils at Pond Meadow make very strong progress from their different starting points. Teachers carefully assess what each pupil understands and can do. They use this information to inform their planning for each pupil, expertly building on pupils’ learning to make sure that pupils make excellent progress."

Ofsted 2017

You are very much welcomed to arrange a visit to see learning in action. The atmosphere at our school is truly unique – it is a community that is welcoming, caring and inspiring.

Emily Hayward


Social Panel

Autumn arts, Ladybirds and Dragonfly have been busy making clay impressions of leaves this week. https://t.co/cOEarXJ59A
This week we welcomed Charterhouse School volunteers to help us with our very exciting garden project. Some wonderful restroration work going on with our planters. -16 https://t.co/1d0CmkOitp
Celebrating national poetry day in style....Robins class went for sensory messy poems today including 'jelly on a plate'! https://t.co/Wgyetbf8GJ
Hello everyone xxx This week of sign of week is Scissors ✂️ Be careful when you using the scissors and if you not being careful you could hurt yourself so be careful when using scissors. https://t.co/3u2Ct3dLVU
Our core vision here at Pond Meadow is 'equipping our learners for life' and here we are doing just that. Making toast! Maple class all showed brilliant independence in this activity. https://t.co/AjUPfz0m8E
Continuing the theme of weather, Waterfall class explore different types of weather through sensory play - here we're making rain clouds and calm and rough seas! https://t.co/dBROPC5Ua9
Waterfall's wonderful poem! Oh what fun we had making this one together. https://t.co/Bm7WwqqZre
This week in English lessons, Willow class have been exploring 'all about me', looking at our families, our routines and our interests.
We have started our new sensory story this week in Lavender Class. It is based on ‘See What I Can Do’ by Jon Roberts. It is the story of children explaining their disabilities by telling others what they can do. Our favourite part has been listening to Swan Lake.
Students take part in attention style activities to learn about the weather....it's raining today! https://t.co/FBm2bTFIFg
The student voice is calling for items for harvest, to go to the North Guildford Food bank; we need: Pasta, tea bags, tinned meat, tinned fruit, chocolate, crisps and biscuits. Please send items into school by Monday 27th September.