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.

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About you

Why are you applying for a volunteer position?*
Which school is your first choice for a volunteer placement? (If you are applying for a Work Experience placement, and are an ex-pupil of one of our schools, we will do our best to accommodate your request within the Trust, however we do not always place ex-pupils in their former school.)*
We will always try to accommodate your first choice of school, however this may not always be possible. Please indicate your second preference for volunteering*
For example, current parent, ex pupil, family friend works here.

Your availability

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Which dates and times are you available to volunteer?*
Please tick all that apply
Do you have a preferred Key Stage that you would like to volunteer in?*

DBS Checks

All volunteers over the age of 18 must pass an enhanced DBS check before they can spend time in any of our schools. Please confirm that you are able to provide the following documents upon being offered a placement in one of our schools, or that you are aged under 18*


All volunteers / work experience applicants at our schools must provide two referees. 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. At least one of your referees should be independent of the Trust – this includes current staff, volunteers, or PTA (Friends) committee members. If you are applying for a Work Experience placement, at least one reference must be from your current school. For all applicants, referees cannot be a member of your family.


All volunteers and work experience candidates are required to read and adhere to our Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Policy for Volunteers.