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16/09/18

students and our amazing librarian would love these!! https://t.co/8Zi9rnF2mX

14/09/18

It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!

14/09/18

Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads! https://t.co/smMPzN0U13

07/09/18

A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/24LuUCdom1

05/09/18

So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!! https://t.co/bzEvRtUiER

04/09/18

We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!

04/09/18

Great to have you as part of the meridian family

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A very warm welcome to our two brand new schools which officially open today (1 September)! and are now fully part of the family! Best wishes to and as they lead.

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Welcome to our new colleagues who have either joined a school within today or the central team supporting our schools. We are delighted to work with you as you support and teach our children and young people. https://t.co/QaiC7ldU6s

02/09/18

Very excited to be welcoming our new and returning staff back tomorrow! Inset day begins at 8:30am! /19 https://t.co/qt8sDAVceB

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

Whether you’re returning after the summer break or joining us for the first time, good luck and welcome to all staff and students

28/08/18

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff back on Monday 3rd September, Year 7 Wednesday 5th from 11am, Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 6th and all of our wonderful young people back to school on Friday 7th September!!

24/08/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there. https://t.co/e7jUjFDTly

23/08/18

Congratulations to our students and staff across and a huge thank you to for coming to support us! Team MHS are proud to continue .. bring on the new year! https://t.co/RLQsz2S3pQ

22/08/18

A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!! https://t.co/Xmc7VYgRAu

16/08/18

A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School. https://t.co/Bv3Il19MK7

28/07/18

Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants https://t.co/Nz14bBSN0o

Ride London

In 2016, sixteen of our Year 11 students were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take to the roads of London to complete the iconic RideLondon event, alongside 10,000 other members of the public.

As part of the PruGoals programme, our students were each provided custom-made road bikes worth over £500 and other cycling equipment, which they were allowed to keep on completion of the event.

Our journey on the PruGoals programme began at the beginning of the year at the Lee Valley VeloPark at the Olympic village, which had been the venue for the wonderful successes of the British cycling team at the London Olympics in 2012. Here we joined Nicola Adams – a double Olympic gold medallist in Boxing – who would be the inspirational figurehead for the programme over the course of the year.

Charlie Cooper is one of our students who took part in the PruGoals programme. Himself a boxer, Charlie was excited that he would be training alongside one of his inspirations in the sport: “Nicola Adams is such an inspiration, coming from a similar background to us and going on to hit the heights. So for her to take part in this alongside us is very inspirational – if she can do it, then why can’t we?!”

None of our students had ever cycled 46 miles before and completing the programme was a daunting prospect that was rightly making us all nervous. However, our students were hugely committed to improving their stamina, fitness and bike skills. We met for our regular training sessions around the streets of New Addington each Saturday morning bright and early at 07.45 and we each improved week by week.

Ride london photo

By July 2017 we were ready to attempt the huge challenge of cycling for 46 miles. Leaving school together on the Saturday of the Ride weekend, the excitement and tension were both evident. We spent that evening in the university accommodation at Queen Mary University of London, an experience that our students really valued. We woke early the next morning and made our way to the start line and, after a hearty breakfast, we set off hot on Nicola’s wheels. The next four hours and 46 gruelling miles were a real challenge, but one that our students rose to magnificently. As we rode down the final few metres on The Mall and in the shadow of Buckingham Palace, the sense of achievement was overwhelming and we were all rightly proud of our achievements.

The teachers involved (Miss Hedderman, Mr Hodgson, Miss Donohue and Mr Giles) would like to thank our PruGOals Year 11s for showing wonderful commitment to the programme and for making it such an enjoyable experience.

We are very much looking forward to completing the programme with 13 new Year 11s again this year.