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Welcome to Meadgate Primary School, a school with a bright future.


Meadgate Primary School is a GOOD school.  Ofsted February 2014


Meadgate Primary School has entered an exciting partnership with Purleigh Community Primary School . Both schools are working closely together to secure a bright future for Meadgate Primary School. Mr Joseph Figg has been appointed to become the Executive Headteacher of both schools and started this role on 1st September 2013.  This is an exciting time to be connected with Meadgate as teaching and learning has improved, the children are receiving a better education and the school has access to far greater resources than previously. We are all extremely excited by the future and I am extremely proud to have been appointed as Executive Headteacher.


Meadgate Primary School is situated in Great Baddow, south of Chelmsford town centre, in Essex. 

The classes are divided into seven individual year groups and class numbers range from eighteen to twenty five. Presently the school has a 165 pupils on its roll.

Since the inspection in January 2013 the school has had several monitoring visits and they have all stated the school is better placed to move the school forward than it was in January 2013. The recent HMI monitoring visit in February 2014 was a huge success and all areas of the school were graded as good and the school was removed from special measures and is a 'Good' school once again. This report is in the key information section on the website.


Meadgate Primary School is a happy school where parents enjoy sending their children. It has a positive ethos and is a popular school.

I am extremely proud to be Executive Headteacher at Meadgate Primary School and Purleigh Community Primary School and thoroughly enjoy working with the children, parents, governors and staff.  If you would like a visit to the school I would love to discuss our exciting plans and show you around our amazing site and fantastic school.

Thank you for visiting our site!

Mr Joseph Figg
Executive Headteacher