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Head of School's Welcome

A warm welcome to our website. Thank you for your interest in our school; I hope you find what you are looking for but if not please contact us and we will be happy to help.

I am proud and passionate about being Head of Mead Road Infant School. We are a happy, hard working community with a simple core belief: at Mead Road we are “small enough for everyone to count”.

We have a whole-child approach to teaching and learning which means we strive not only for high academic standards but also for development of each child’s social, emotional, behavioural, moral and communicative skills too. We offer a varied and exciting curriculum designed to engage and enthuse our little learners, inspiring them, we hope, to begin a lifelong thirst for discovery and knowledge. We want to open their eyes to “awe and wonder” through the experiences we give them, encouraging them to be inquisitive, creative and confident people.

We are very lucky to be set within beautiful grounds in the heart of Chislehurst. Our children benefit from space to run and play, and from being surrounded by nature. Forest School sessions are a firm favourite for lots of our mini-explorers!

Our staff team are dedicated, talented and enthusiastic about providing the best start to education we possibly can. We are also very fortunate to have very supportive parents and carers, many of whom are involved in the life of the school in some way. Our Governing Body is committed to continual review and constructive challenge in order that we maintain high standards and effectively identify and rectify areas for improvement.

As part of the Education for the 21st Century Trust we are also supported by a wider network which offers us expertise, educational opportunities and enrichment possibilities.

Children deserve the highest quality teaching and learning experiences to enable them to begin their learning journey effectively. We treat all our children as individuals, recognising that they all have differing needs. Success is best achieved when there is a partnership between home and school; we pride ourselves on the “family feel” at Mead Road and value the important contributions parents make to their child’s education.

We also firmly believe that children need to feel safe and happy in order to learn. Mead Road is a place where every child is valued and treasured. Equality is essential, mutual respect is expected and trust grows such that our children feel able to express themselves, take risks and “learn to fly”.

If you think Mead Road could be the right school for your child, perhaps you would like to visit us and see the school in action. Please get in touch and make an appointment; you will be most welcome.

For further information about any aspect of school life, please contact Mrs Mansell in the school office on 020 8467 1730 or email  

Miss H Charman

Head of School