Starting School at Water Meadows?

Everything you need to know...

Make sure you have read our Why choose Water Meadows? page before you start!

If your child is going to be starting school with us in September, scroll through this page for lots of useful information for new parents.

Who we are

How we communicate

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School Uniform

School Meals

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Wrap-around care

Our curriculum

Timings of the school day/term dates

Term Dates

Parent Support Advisor

Parents consultation evening

Parent Forum

The Stour Academy Trust recognises the value of parent forums as a means of having a sustained dialogue with a committed and informed group of parents on a range of issues that impact on their day to day life with the school which affect them and their children.

The school’s parent forum automatically includes every parent/carer with a child enrolled at the school.

Parent forums are a way for schools to encourage more parents to get involved in school life. They are informal groups, led by the Head Teacher and Parent Support Advisor where parents can be consulted, give their views and raise issues.  In doing so, work closely with the management team to support the improvement of the school.

Emotional Wellbeing Team

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At Water Meadows we have support from a member of the Canterbury and Coastal Emotional Wellbeing Team who is from a team of four Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners, employed by our local NHS trust. Their role has a variety of aspects, and there are different ways they can offer support to the school. 

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Parent Intervention (1:1 or Group Sessions) for Child Anxiety or Child Behaviour
  • Parent Workshops
  • Staff Training
  • Signposting


Further information about the Emotional Wellbeing service for current parents can be found on the ‘Wellbeing’ tab on ‘The Hub’ on Weduc.