|Location||Burnt House Lane
|DfE URN||116563 Tables|
|Houses||Victory, Invincible, Dreadnought, Warrior|
|Colours||Blue & White|
Meoncross School is a profit-making, coeducational independent school located in the village of Stubbington, near Fareham in Hampshire, England. Since 2004 the school has been owned and operated by the Cognita Group. Meoncross offers the only independent senior school in Borough of Fareham, and takes pupils from Nursery to Year 11.
Meoncross School was opened by a Mr Watson as a boys' preparatory school in 1953. In 1964, now with Mr Meredith as Principal it relocated to Catisfield House. In 1969, the School opened a girls’ department in Burnt House Lane in the village of Stubbington, near Fareham. This larger property became the home of the entire school in 1983 and extended to pupils up to 16 years old. In 1991 it added a Nursery. Meoncross is now a fully co-educational school.
jIn 1995 Meoncross joined the Asquith Court Schools group (with membership of the Independent Schools Association). In 2004, the Asquith Court group was purchased by Cognita Ltd, the largest private schools business in the United Kingdom.
In 2013, Meoncross celebrated its Diamond Jubilee.
The school today
Meoncross consists of a Nursery, a Lower School from Reception to Year 6 and an Upper School from Year 7 to Year 11, under the leadership of the Headmistress, Mrs Jenny Clough, since January 2012.
The School provides individualised learning for every pupil from Nursery to Year 11, through an ongoing process of assessment and tracking, academic mentoring for every pupil, and by setting tailored learning objectives and individual goals for each child in every subject.
The School follows the general themes of the National Curriculum and seeks to extend and enrich that experience in every subject. Most pupils sit 10 subjects at GCSE.
There is a Gifted and Talented programme for the most able children, learning support for students who need a bit more help and booster classes to enhance learning in individual subjects.
An emphasis on pastoral care enables every pupil to extend themselves academically in a learning environment that is inclusive, supportive and nurturing.
Meoncross Nursery and Reception children take part in Beach School where the children spend afternoons on the beach, learning about the natural world around them and develop their practical, emotional and intellectual skills.
Wrap-around care is available from 7am to 6pm, with breakfast and after school care, and homework club for Year 6 pupils upwards.
'Parents of Meoncross' is the parent body that raises funds through social events for special items in the School.
Pupils leave to join Sixth Form schools and colleges in the area; popular choices include Peter Symonds College, PGS and Welbeck Defense College.
Key entry points are into the Nursery, Reception, Year 3 and Year 7 although applications to join at other ages will be considered if there is a vacancy. Children attend the school from all over the Fareham borough and beyond.
Scholarship awards for excellence are available for Academic, Music, Sport, Drama and the Performing Arts.
Open Days are held throughout the year, on Saturdays and also during the week at 'School in Action' days. Visitors are shown round the school by pupils, and applicants are invited to follow their visit with taster days spent with their year group.
Meoncross is not fiercely selective; Upper School applicants are required to pass entrance assessments with testing in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning; Lower School candidates are assessed in English, Mathematics, Reading and Spelling. There is no assessment into the Nursery, or Reception.