Meadowbrook children begin preparation for the next stage of their education whilst in Years 3 & 4. Parents are encouraged to choose schools according to the needs of their child and our staff offer support and guidance in this important next step.
Children are prepared for the 11+ and/or any entrance examinations (if required) adopted by the secondary school/s in question. The majority of Meadowbrook children go on to secure places at selective schools (either grammar or private) whilst some choose to successfully enter the state sector.
All graduates enjoy the benefit of a strong foundation upon which they can build and we usually find that joining a larger school is not an issue; indeed our graduates tend to be highly reslient, confident and resourceful in times of change.
Feedback from Secondary School staff (including Headteachers), graduates and their parents is positive and reinforces our belief that Meadowbrook children are well-prepared for this important step.
Whilst at Meadowbrook, I grew up to be a self-motivated and caring individual. Meadowbrook gives you the ability to enjoy learning, whilst becoming a strong person with morals and principles and, more importantly, someone who stands up for what they believe in. Having attended Meadowbrook for 8 years, I still regularly return and feel instantly welcomed into the loving and caring environment that the school offers to all its students.
When talking to others, people always want to know about Meadowbrook and the Montessori system in general and I always say the same thing:
Meadowbrook was, and still is, my second home where everyone feels appreciated regardless of talents and abilities.
Combined with our high standards in teaching and learning, our specific preparation for secondary school which begins in Years 3 & 4 contributes to the children’s success in obtaining places at their chosen schools. It also ensures that they settle well into the next phase of their education.
Beyond that, we know that many go on to secure places at top universities. Meadowbrook children have gained places at Oxford University, Cambridge, Bath, University College London, Surrey and Southampton to name but a few and we are proud to see that their love for learning, fostered here at Meadowbrook, continues long after they have left.
The table below highlights the many schools our graduates have secured places at, with some securing scholarships in academics, sport or the arts. * Denotes destination schools for the current years cohort.
Sir William Borlase
Upton Court Grammar*
The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe*
The Royal Grammar School Guildford
Gordons Grammar School*
Leighton Park School*
Hampton School (scholarships awarded)
Lord Wandsworth College (scholarships awarded)
Luckley House School (scholarships awarded)
St Josephs College
The Marist School*
Downe House School
St Georges School Ascot
St Mary’s School
Eton (post 13 / scholarship awarded)
LVS (Licensed Victualler’s School)
Blue Coats School Reading (scholarships awarded)
Papplewick Seniors (scholarships awarded)
Woldingham School (Caterham)
Magdalen College School (Oxford)
Abingdon School (Oxford)
The Emmbrook School
The Piggott School*
The Forest School
I am Me by Virginia Satir
This declaration is read out each year during our Graduation Ceremony. It is a testament
In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me.
Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone choose it.
I own everything about me – my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself.
I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me and by so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts.
I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me and other aspects that I do not know but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself and to others, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me.
If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought and felt turned out to be unfitting, I can discard that which I feel is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded.
I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.
I own me, and therefore I can engineer me.
I am me & I am OK.