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  • Meadow View Farm School
    c/o Brookland Farm House
    Kirkby Road
    LE9 8FT
  • Head: Mr R Kilby
  • T 01455 840825
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Leicestershire
  • Pupils: 36
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

'Mainstream didn’t have what he needed. There was a lack of lack of interaction: it was like he was living in a bubble. I can’t believe how he’s progressed with reading, writing, having friends, talking about adults. He has massive bonds with teachers and the stories that he writes now show such imagination.' The impression is that it is a family setting with lots of stories, cuddles and animals, including a small ridiculously fluffy dog called Meadow who goes into class with the children...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2016, Ryan Kilby, who joined the school in 2012 as senior teacher, then deputy head before taking over the headship. His experience includes five years in mainstream followed by roles in student support services and a pupil referral unit in Leicestershire.

Mid-30s, personable and popular with staff and parents alike, Kilby is an evangelist for attachment and trauma awareness, and the use of emotion coaching as a whole school approach that helps children to understand, articulate and regulate their emotions at school and at home. The approach aims to prepare for and then to anticipate problems and deal with them before they occur via modelling and teaching the appropriate response.

Kilby speaks at conferences and organises training in mainstream and special schools, and believes that too much...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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