Founded in 1956, the school serves a wide area of South Shrewsbury and Bayston Hill. It is a 10 form entry school with approximately 1250 students on roll. The school enjoys a good reputation within the community, and there is a continuous focus on improving teaching and learning.
The curriculum is broad and balanced, with a key stage 3 (years 7-9) and a key stage 4 (years 10-11). We offer French as a foreign language in year 7 and a second language (German or Spanish) for those who would benefit from year 8. In key stage 4 all students follow a common core of subjects - English, Mathematics, Science, PE – as well as four option subjects from a wide range of subjects. In addition, all students follow courses which provide careers and sex education either across the curriculum or within the tutor programme.
Extra-curricular activities are a particular strength of the school with many opportunities provided through drama, music and sport. School visits are organised on a regular basis in support of the school's curriculum. Extended learning is a very important aspect to school life.
A high percentage of students remain in full time education beyond the age of 16. The school is part of the Central Shrewsbury Academy Trust (CSAT) which includes Mary Webb School and Belvidere School. We also work closely with a range of other providers in Shrewsbury, including the Shrewsbury Colleges Group.
Meole Brace School is an inclusive school with a community mindset. We have a strong pastoral support team, who work alongside our subject teams and Special Educational Needs department, to try to ensure all students can be successful.