Abbey Mead Primary Academy, part of The Mead Educational Trust, is a dynamic, vibrant and outstanding school. We are a diverse learning community that provides the best possible support in enabling pupils to achieve their best. Abbey Mead Primary Academy caters for children aged 3-ll years of age. At present, there are approximately 724 children on roll. We have 22 classrooms, a music room, two ICT suites and a community cyber café, two halls and a wildlife area. Abbey Primary is set in pleasant grounds with a large field and an adventure play area. We are located in the heart of Leicester on the Belgrave Road. Belgrave is well known throughout the country as a multi cultural area. Belgrave Road is renowned for its authentic Indian restaurants, Indian sweet shops, sari shops, and jewelers. This area of the city is also famous for its seasonal lights which combine to celebrate winter festivals including the Hindu celebration Diwali (Festival of Light) and Christmas. The Diwali celebrations in Leicester are focused on this area and are purported to be the largest outside of India. Its not all shops, there are recreation areas for the children, a leisure centre with its own swimming pool and parks. At Abbey Primary Community School we reach out to the whole community and share our experiences whenever possible.
We provide an outstanding (Ofsted 2011) quality of education for all the children at Abbey. Our focus is on achieving excellence through providing exciting, relevant learning experiences in the classroom and a full programme of family learning activities. We create opportunities for success and celebrate each of them. One of our key sayings is ‘Take each and every one of the pupils as if they were your own child. That raises the stakes! If it was my child, how much would I be prepared to give?’ We are proud of the school's academic performance. Abbey gets extremely high results The pupils and staff make Abbey a special place.
16th February 2024
MPS/UPS + TLR 2B
Abbey Mead is a large primary school in the heart of Leicester City, serving a culturally rich and diverse community. We are committed to ensuring that all children have a w ...
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Formed in 2014, The Mead Educational Trust (TMET) is a well-established, respected multi academy trust in Leicestershire with a growing partnership of primary and secondary schools.
The Mead Educational Trust exists to improve the life chances of children and young people. At the heart of all we do is a commitment to provide our academies access to a world-class education, excellent school-to-school support and to provide our staff with an employer keen to provide high quality professional development.
Our passionate and dedicated approach to education provides pupils with an exciting, engaging and high quality learning environment, developing our pupils into aspirational, capable and confident young adults and members of the community. We are committed to helping each of our academies to ensure that helps every pupil reach their fullest potential.
At the heart of our Trust is a group of carefully chosen trustees, leaders of education and key leaders within both the wider and business community. The carefully selected guardians of our Trust teamed with the effective business management systems that we operate enables us to keep exceptional education provision at our core.
Our Trustees, Staff and Pupils all work together to make a positive difference.
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At Abbey we aim to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment where all pupils can attain their full potential
This will be accomplished in the following ways:
We expect that this will enable the children of Abbey to become:
Abbey Mead Primary Academy is a National Teaching School and the lead school for a new and exciting model of initial teacher training that provides trainees with invaluable classroom experiences to equip them with the skills and knowledge to become effective and confident primary school teachers.
Abbey Mead Primary Academy, as the lead primary school for the Leicester Teaching School Alliance (LeTS), works within an alliance of over twenty schools from Leicester City and the local region. This Alliance of schools is committed to providing outstanding quality teacher training so the young people in our schools achieve the best possible outcomes. The Alliance hopes to use the School Direct route to grow outstanding teachers and leaders to employ in its alliance schools.
Abbey Mead and the LeTS alliance have worked in very close partnership with the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT, an outstanding primary ITT provider, in the design of this School Direct programme. All School Direct trainees on this route will benefit from following the full training programme of the L&L SCITT.
School Direct is a route to train teachers that follows the SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) philosophy of putting schools at the heart of the ITT process. All trainees on School Direct programmes accredited by the L&L SCITT will specialise within training to teach either FS & KS1 (3-7yrs) pupils or KS1 & KS2 (5-11yrs) pupils.
Over the last ten years the Leicester & Leicestershire SCITT has continuously refined and developed its training programme to achieve its current outstanding local and national reputation for providing primary teacher training of the highest quality. All trainees on all School Direct programmes accredited by the L&L SCITT will benefit from following the full SCITT training programme, whilst also being allied to some exceptional schools within the partnership. All trainees will be enrolled on a full PGCE programme, with 60 Masters credits, as an integral part of the course.
Indicators of the L&L SCITT’s exceptional programme include: