Meadowhead School

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Meadowhead School
Motto Learning and Achieving Together
Established 1987
Type Academy
Headteacher Steve Fowler
Location Dyche Lane
South Yorkshire
S8 8BR
Coordinates: 53°19′33″N 1°28′10″W / 53.325725°N 1.469532°W / 53.325725; -1.469532
DfE URN 138545 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,670
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Meadowhead School is a "larger than average"[1] mixed secondary school and Language College with academy status in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. There are currently around 1,670 students on roll, about 120 teaching staff and approximately a further 50 non-teaching staff.


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 – alongside Bochum Parkway – became a Gilders Volkswagen and Audi showroom and the area where the "South Building" was – further along Dyche Lane – became the new school's playing fields. The new building was built just to the south of where the original North Building stood. Ofsted inspected the school on the 7-8th October 2014 and found Meadowhead to be a "Good School", where "Standards continue to rise", students demonstrate good behaviour and enjoy coming to school.


According to Ofsted, Meadowhead School is a "Good School", where standards continue to rise, teaching is good, students demonstrate good behaviour and enjoy coming to school.[2]

School Specialism[edit]

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 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. [3]


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


The schools 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.


Jordanthorpe School[edit]

Rowlinson School[edit]

Rowlinson Technical School[edit]


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