Meldreth Primary School
The school is situated on an attractive site in the village, opposite the Village Hall. There are two classrooms in the original building, opened in 1910; the remaining classrooms are in a more modern building, built in the sixties and extended several years ago. There is a hall, used for assemblies, drama, gymnastics and other PE activities. The hall also serves as the dining room, where meals cooked in the school’s kitchen are served, or children can eat their packed lunches. The school also has a small kitchen for the children’s use and a spacious library area. There are hard surfaced playground areas and all-weather surfaced areas for the Reception class and the Preschool children, a large playing field and an enclosed wildlife area. An adventure playground has been provided by the Parents’ Association and the school has its own swimming pool.
Meldreth is a Community School which educates children from 4 to 11. There are approximately 190 pupils on roll. There are seven classes, the composition of which can vary from year to year. Infant classes are not allowed to exceed 30 pupils. Class sizes in the Juniors are usually between 28 and 32 pupils. In September 2020, the preschool, which had previously been run independently, was brought under the jurisdiction of the Primary School.
The headteacher is Mrs Judith Dickson and the deputy headteacher is Mr Andrew Jones. Contact details for the school are as follows:
Telephone: (01763) 260432
Address: High Street, Meldreth, Nr. Royston, Herts, SG8 6LA
The school celebrated its centenary in 2010. Extensive information on the history of the school is available.
For further information, see the school’s website.
The school’s latest Ofsted inspection report can be accessed from Ofsted’s website.
The Department for Education’s school performance tables can be accessed from their website.