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Curiosity is considered a powerful virtue at Hall Meadow Primary School but with an academic record like ours, nobody is going to be asking why we have been awarded this year's Sunday Times Parent Power primary school of the year.

We are one of only 20 schools in the country where all pupils achieved level 4 or above over the past three years. Our head, Lorraine Cullen, says: "Children are born curious with a natural sense of inquiry. But when they are spoonfed and told what to do, their natural inquisitiveness and love of learning is educated out of them. Click here to read the full story!

It's Official! Hall Meadow is one of the best schools in the country in an influential guide.

Hall Meadow is one of the best schools in the country in an influential guide.

Hall Meadow Primary School has been named number 16 in the latest Sunday Times Top 100 Primary Schools guide – the highest placed school in Northamptonshire and the surrounding area.

The tables, published in November 2011, were based on the latest batch of exam results, and show that the school has jumped 45 places from number 61.

Headteacher Lorraine Cullen said: “I’m delighted about our placing on the list and it’s great for the children who have put us in this position.

“We’re proud of them, as they have done really well.

“We focus on the children’s welfare as much as focusing academically, and I don’t think we would have done so well if the two didn’t go hand in hand at Hall Meadow."

“I’m also fortunate I’m in a position to hand-pick my staff, who are very committed to their job.

“League tables tend to fluctuate, but we’ll try and be consistent next year and hopefully do well in next year’s results.”

Hall Meadow, in Packer Road, was ranked joint 16th in the list, which was topped by Surrey-based South Farnham School. The ranking system is determined by how well a school’s pupils do in their Key Stage Two Sats. No other primary schools in Northamptonshire made the top 100.

Chairman of the school’s governors Tony Freer said: “Considering the school didn’t open until 2003, I think the staff and pupils have done a marvellous job.” Heather Morrison, 40, of Kettering Leisure Village, who has a son who goes to the school, said: “I think it merits the ranking. “They mix education with children’s moral wellbeing and they have certainly given a lot of support to my son.”

Natalie Barlow, 36, of Kettering, who has two children at the school, said: “I think it’s a brilliant school, and their methods of learning are right straight from reception. “It’s a school that’s sought-after to get your children into, and that is because it’s got a good reputation.”

About Us

At Hall Meadow we promote achievement in all areas and from all members of our community. We respect and value each person as unique. We work together to create an active, caring and high quality environment that encourages self-sustaining lifelong learning.


Teaching & Learning

We are a fully inclusive school, children are always at the centre of everything we do. The curriculum is innovative and provides maximum opportunities for intellectual, social and emotional development. The children study the National Curriculum through themes such as 'Keen to be Green'.


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Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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