Meadowhead School

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Meadowhead School
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Entrance to the new school building (2009)
Meadowhead School
Dyche Lane

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S8 8BR

Coordinates 53°19′33″N1°28′10″W / 53.325725°N 1.469532°W / 53.325725; -1.469532 Coordinates: 53°19′33″N1°28′10″W / 53.325725°N 1.469532°W / 53.325725; -1.469532
Type Academy
MottoLearning and Achieving Together
Local authority City of Sheffield
Specialist Language College
Department for Education URN 138545 Tables
Ofsted Reports
HeadteacherKam Grewal-Joy
Gender Coeducational
Age11to 18

Meadowhead School is a mixed secondary school and Language College with academy status in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. There are currently around 1,841 students on roll, about 120 teaching staff and approximately 50 non-teaching staff. The school is also language college.



Meadowhead School was created when the two schools of Jordanthorpe Comprehensive School and Rowlinson School merged in 1987. The school remained on two sites approximately 0.25 miles apart until January 2007 when the new building was opened on land in between the two sites of Jordanthorpe. Rowlinson became Norton College. The previous school sites of Jordanthorpe were demolished. The site where the North Building once stood became a Gilders Volkswagen and Audi car showroom and the area where the South Building was became the new school's playing fields. The new building was built just to the south of where the original North Building stood.

School Specialism

It has been a Specialist Language College since 2001 and was re-designated as such in 2005. The school converted to academy status in 2012.


In 2015, the GCSE (A*–C) pass rate, including English and Maths, was 66%, which was well above the average for Sheffield (54%) and for the UK (53.8%).

32% of students at Meadowhead School achieved the English Baccalaureate, compared with 22.7% in Sheffield and 22.9% nationally. [1]

In its most recent Ofsted inspection, the school was rated as ‘requires improvement’. [2]


Meadowhead gained Trust status in September 2009, and now offers post-16 courses.

In October 2017 Meadowhead School Academy Trust opened their new 6th form building. The building has been in the plan to be built for many years and the opening has led to much interest in their 6th Form facilities.

The School's logo is a phoenix, representing Meadowhead School rising from the ashes of Jordanthorpe Comprehensive School and Rowlinson School.[ citation needed ] There is a large statue of a phoenix in the central area of the school, named The Rosling.


Meadowhead School

Jordanthorpe School

Rowlinson School

Rowlinson Technical School

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  1. site, Meadowhead School Academy Trust, 2016
  2., Ofsted Communications Team (16 October 2019). "Find an inspection report and registered childcare". Retrieved 4 May 2020.