Pupil Progress Meetings


We would like to say thank you to all the families that have taken time to come in to school over the last two evenings to talk to their child’s class teacher and discuss the targets for the year ahead. Working together as a partnership is the best way to ensure your child reaches their potential. If you could not make the times available please call in to the office to make an appointment or call in to class. Parents of children in Year 6 please remember that the closing date for applying for secondary school is fast approaching. Applications close in October. If you don’t make an application you may not get your first choice of school.

Bringing stories to life!


We are delighted to announce that award winning children’s author Neil Griffiths will be visiting our school. This will be a rare opportunity for our children to experience a top class storyteller who has a international reputation for entertaining and inspiring children all over the world. Do join your children and pick up tips on how to make storytime at home a moment to remember!

Join us on:

Wednesday 21st September – 2.00 – 3.00pm

in the hall

FREE Tea/Coffee and cake for all parents who attend

If you have a child at Watercliffe Meadow you really should come and meet Neil

After the session there will be a wonderful opportunity to purchase one of Neil’s fabulous picture books and get it signed as a special keepsake.

A Message From Janet Charlton…

A message of thanks to all families I have worked with (and those that escaped!) over the years.

You may or may not yet be aware that I am no longer working for the Parkwood Academy family of schools and therefore, Watercliffe Meadow.

Some of you will no doubt be pleased to know I will not be jumping out from behind cars or trees -this is truly an urban myth – to ask whether you will come to a course. Hopefully though, there will still be someone encouraging you to get involved.

Many of you have supported your children through Family Learning courses and in turn, found a desire to improve your own qualifications through Adult Learning. Doing so, enabled many of you to find employment – especially as Teaching Assistants across various schools in the area. This couldn’t have been done without the amazing support your child’s school gives its families by providing opportunities to gain experience through volunteering and Family Learning.

If one of the aims of the project was to give local people more confidence and improve skills and qualifications, rest assured it also gave me an opportunity to find my true self. Through working with and for such wonderful people, I became a more confident, expressive, caring and supportive person than I could have ever imagined.

I received so many cards and presents from people saying that if it wasn’t for me they wouldn’t be working or feeling as confident as they do but my answer to that has always been that YOU are the ones who made that happen not me – always remember that!

So I thank you all for giving me 16 wonderful years working for you and your children – without your involvement I wouldn’t have lasted that long!

P.S. I hope to be able to call sometime soon to thank everyone who sent cards, beautiful presents, letters of thanks and also those of you I would like to thank personally who were unable to make it to Watercliffe on the last day (everything happened so quickly there wasn’t time to let everyone know) but unfortunately, I can’t drive at the moment due to stepping too far onto a plank and ending up in A&E!

If you are now imagining a scene from a Carry On film or a scene from Tom and Jerry then you are on the right lines….

With lots of love and thanking you all for the memories,


Welcome Back!

Well here we are at the beginning of our 9th year at WCM. It was lovely to hear some of the success stories of our early cohorts of children as they collected their GCSE results over the summer. A huge congratulations to you all! We welcome everyone back to Watercliffe Meadow after the long summer holidays. We would also like to welcome any new families to the school, if there is anything you need to know, just ask, staff will always be happy to help.

It has been so lovely in school over the last four days. Having all the children back and listening to the fantastic times they have shared with families and friends has been a delight. We have had quite a number of the Summer Reading challenges back. If you have not yet completed it you have until next Friday, 30 reads earns you a Reading Robot badge!

The ‘Story in a Box Home Learning Challenges’ that have come in to school so far have been amazing. Keep them coming in, it is great to see the fun you and your children have shared over the summer.

We want to make WCM the best place possible for your children to attend but we can only do that with your help and support. If you think we are doing something wrong, come and see us with a better idea. Together we can sort anything! Please remember if you wish to see your child’s class teacher to discuss any issues, please call to the office and a member of the team will make an appointment.