Volunteers / Work Experience

We welcome volunteers into our schools, and recognise the rich experiences they can bring. Currently, we are limiting the number of volunteers in each school, so we may not be able to offer as many placements we normally might. Please complete the application form below and we will be in touch as soon as we can to let you know if your application has been successful.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently receiving a very high number of requests, particularly from secondary school students requesting work experience in Terms 5 and 6. We will get back to you as quickly as we can, but please expect a slight delay as we work through all of the applications we have received. 

Volunteer and Work Experience Application Form

As The Mead Academy Trust, we have a duty to protect personal information. We will process this information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, 2003 and GDPR 2018. This information will be stored on computer and manual files. We will use the information given on this form for the purpose of this process and it will be stored and destroyed in line with our Retention Policy.
  • About you

  • For example, current parent, ex pupil, family friend works here.
  • Your availability

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    Please tick all that apply
  • Confirmations

  • References

    All volunteers at our schools must provide two references. These do not have to be from professional referees, but it is helpful if they are from people who can speak to your ability and experience of working with children.
  • Your application will be automatically rejected if a written character reference is not uploaded here
    Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Your application will be automatically rejected if a written character reference is not uploaded here
    Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • We receive a lot of applications and are unable to respond to them individually if the required fields on this form are not completed correctly. Please ensure that you have uploaded two complete references, that provide a character reference for your suitability to volunteer / complete work experience. We will not be able to progress your application without this.