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05/04/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

- two publications from our staff and Dr S Davies. Relentlessly determined staff supporting our journey to good and beyond! https://t.co/a6dMaXiEOC

03/04/20

Very proud of our very own Dr Davies!! https://t.co/e1Ji1Xo6Et

03/04/20

Good Morning! Our online school closes today for the Easter holidays. We continue to offer an emergency childcare provision. We will be back online Monday 20th April and wish our families a safe and happy Easter break.

02/04/20

Over 100 pairs of science goggles and some masks ready to donate to Croydon Hospital! We are happy to be supporting our NHS! https://t.co/0BtVd4PL3n

23/03/20

Well done to our students and incredible teachers!! A great first day our virtual school! So much work submitted and great to know our young people are safe and well! We miss you and look forward to seeing you online tomorrow

22/03/20

Dear Parents and Carers of Meridian - Please follow the guidance before sending your children to school. https://t.co/6DWaMXAZtD

22/03/20

We are prepared to provide basic childcare to support our young people who have keyworker parents/EHCP/Vulnerable. We do insist all parents only send their child to school as a last resort as directed by government. If they can, they should stay safe at home. https://t.co/P2V3OoBl2p

21/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

“If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. “ https://t.co/0WdLamZnCC

21/03/20

An open letter to Year 11 students: Always be brave, always be kind and always be you! Each week a letter to a different year group will be shared https://t.co/yxNyFfWTRp

21/03/20

Current Status: Meridian High School is now closed. Children of keyworkers and considered vulnerable can attend our temporary childcare unit. We are so proud of our young people and will continue to support them online. Google Classrooms go live Monday!

19/03/20

Current status: Thursday 19th March We are open to Year 10 and 11 only. All students who are eligible for Free School Meals can collect lunches between 12pm and 1pm today. Please call our support line if you need support: 07585912659

18/03/20

Current status for Wednesday 19th March: School will be open for Year 10 and 11 only. We are expecting an announcement from the government this evening. Further updates will follow.

18/03/20

Current status: We are open to Year 10 and 11 only Wednesday 18th March please keep an eye out for further updates

17/03/20

Current status for Wednesday 18th March: Open to Year 10 and 11 only. An updated letter has been emailed to all Parents and Carers.

17/03/20

We have made the difficult decision to close the school to Year 7, 8 and 9 due to high numbers of staff absence. Year 10 and 11 should come in as normal and will follow the normal school day. We appreciate your support during this time. Further updates to follow today

16/03/20

Due to the government announcement made this afternoon, please keep an eye on all announcements via our website and social media accounts. We will inform parents of any changes ASAP.

16/03/20

Tuesday 17th March: Meridian High School will be open as usual to all students. Please keep an eye on daily updates!

15/03/20

Meridian High School is open as normal tomorrow! Daily guidance and communications will be sent to parents and carers. We look forward to seeing our young people.

10/03/20

Meridian High School would like to thank the Safer Schools Police Team for supporting a very successful organised operation this morning. The students were very patient and mature and we are proud to continue to keep our young people safe.

08/03/20

Celebrating INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Meridian High School March 8, 2020 https://t.co/UYfPCdSvYp

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Meridian High School

Thank you for expressing an interest in Meridian High School.

Since the start of this academic year, I have been leading the strategic direction of Meridian as Executive Headteacher. Our Leadership Team are committed to the "Challenge - Learn - Achieve” ethos in order to ensure that our students have the opportunity to thrive at Meridian. Alongside our "Challenge - Learn - Achieve” ethos,  our revised school values of “Resilience- Ambition-Respect” underpin our core values.

Meridian High has a dedicated staff team who are making a rapid difference to the school. GLF Schools provides support to the team and we work closely together to recruit the best possible staff.

The website is currently being updated to reflect our curriculum development and values. Please do take the opportunity to return to the website in the near future to see these changes in action. 

We warmly encourage you to come and see us at work, we look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Mrs Esther Brooks

Executive Headteacher

Headteacher's Welcome

You are most welcome to our website. I hope it gives you a very real sense of our family commitment to delivering a personalised education that ensures each student makes outstanding progress. Moreover, I hope it will help you to decide to come and visit us and experience just how much we believe in and promote, traditional British values of good manners, hard work, excellent behaviour and academic success.

Our school has been on a tremendous journey of progress and renewal over the last few years. Our predecessor school is long forgotten and our life as an academy has brought about rapid improvements. Most recently, we have moved our school into a new Multi Academy Trust, GLF Schools, which has ensured we can deliver outstanding standards even more consistently, through our combined commitment to excellence and innovation. Meridian High School is now successfully helping our students to become outstanding future leaders, equipped with the skills and qualities required to be successful 21st Century citizens. 

I became the school’s Headteacher on 1st September 2014. From day one I have been instilling an unprecedented focus on standards of teaching, learning and progress. With my experience of senior leadership in the both the Harris Federation and other successful London schools, I am acutely aware of what needs to be done to continue raising our outcomes and most importantly, how to do it quickly. No stone is being left unturned in our relentless drive to further improve the school. I am deeply proud of what our students and staff have already achieved and remain as excited as ever about the future of our school and what the students will achieve in the years to come.

We value and celebrate our wonderfully diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual learning and respect. We want all students to feel valued. We insist that, above all else, they feel safe and supported. It is important to us that they understand that personal responsibility; student leadership and student voice can have a powerful impact on school and community improvement.

Meridian High School is set on a stunning 34 acre site on the Kent and Surrey borders. Uniquely, the global meridian line runs through the very centre of our school. We are exploiting this fact to develop student ambition and to position each of them to successfully take their place as proud British citizens in a global marketplace.

As a child, I grew up on a council estate on the outskirts of Dublin. I went to a fantastic high school that enabled me to see life beyond my own doorstep and to develop a belief that I could be ‘me’ and achieve personal success by following my dreams. I want all of our children to have the same wonderful high school experience I had and, as a result, develop the courage to follow their own dreams and ambitions.

I am very proud to lead this school. Our intention is to provide insight into school life via our website, but to get a real understanding of how we are transforming lives you must visit us and see the school in action.

If you require any further information regarding the school please feel free to contact us at any time.

We welcome visits to the school throughout the year. If you would like to arrange a visit, especially if you think we could potentially be your Year 5 or Year 6 child’s high school, please contact Mrs Hickmott who will make arrangements for you.

My staff and I genuinely look forward to welcoming you and your son/daughter to Meridian High School.

Martin Giles, Headteacher.