Kestrel Mead is captivating, I challenge you to walk around and not smile at the children’s enthusiasm, work ethic and curiosity that they possess.

As Principal, it is an honour to welcome you to our school.  The staff team here are a dedicated group of professionals who strive to ‘be the best they can be’ and together we embrace professional reading and are outward looking for ways to further improve the school for the children and community that we serve.

As a community we abide by 4 core values of #respect, #curiosity, #resilience and #compassion and we celebrate these core character behaviours alongside expecting to see them in all that we do. On their first day and last day at Kestrel Mead, children have a photograph in front of our school wings; each feather on these wings is a different character behaviour trait that we work hard to develop with your children so that they can fly off to secondary school fully equipped to face the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Alongside our relentless drive to raise the children’s levels in reading, writing and maths, we are proud to be developing our wider curriculum offer and have a growing emphasis on children’s health and wellbeing. We are also on a journey to become a beacon school for links with local businesses to raise aspirations and ensure that children are confident and readily equipped to be the working citizens of the future. Learning at Kestrel Mead is celebrated and openly admired. We look to find every child’s talents, abilities and strengths and build upon them.

We are fortunate with the space we have at Kestrel Mead, both inside the 2 buildings and outside at both sites. The extensive school grounds have been developed to support learning, providing an exciting and safe environment for all children to enjoy.

Acknowledging that sharing good practice and collaboration are key, in September 2019 we made the choice to academise. We are proud to be part of TMET (The Mead Educational Trust) and we benefit from working closely with other primary and secondary schools within the Trust. This growing partnership of schools brings access to a world-class education network and high quality professional development for our staff. We embrace the vision of TMET; ‘Together we make a positive difference’.

Come and witness our driving determination to ensure that children and adults in the school develop a love of learning, a resilience to overcome obstacles and to thrive and ‘be the best that they can be’.

Zoe Simpson, Principal