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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!


Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads!


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!


So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!!


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!


Great to have you as part of the meridian family


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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.


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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.


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


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


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!!


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So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there.


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!


A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!!


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


Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants

Posted on: 11/12/2017

Song recorded in tribute to tram crash

Around 60 pupils from Fairchildes Primary School and Meridian High School have professionally recorded a song they sung at the tram crash memorial service last month – and it could be available to buy online by the end of this year. They recorded their version of 'Somewhere Only We Know' by Keane on Monday (December 11).

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It comes after the two schools performed the song at the memorial service on November 9 earlier this year as a tribute to the seven victims who died in the derailment.

Some of those who watched the incredible display called for the song to be released on iTunes.


The Advertiser was then contacted by Chris Ransom, who owns Baltar Media, a music studio within Scream Studios, on South End, who said he wanted to help.

Keane’s management team and Universal Music Publishing, who own the copyright of the song, then gave the schools permission to record and sell the song, with only a small admin fee needing to be paid.

The children, along with Jo Hussey, head of school at Fairchildes Primary School and the teacher who organised and produced the performance, conducted countless takes for four hours at the studio on Monday.


Mr Ransom, 30, who lives in Redhill but has been based in Croydon for 14 years, is hoping to produce the song by the end of next week and called it “exciting”.

“It’s what we wanted and this is why I got in touch,” he said.

“It’s really great and exciting to see the kids enjoy themselves and even the teachers all seem quite excited. Also, these people don’t even know this place exists, that this music studio is around here, so it’s good.

“Also, these guys can actually sing so I think it will be nice for them to get something down which they can look back on and be proud of as well as it being for charity.

“It should hopefully be released by the end of the year – fingers crossed.”

Our Headteacher, Martin Giles said that the recording of the song was "a wonderful and fitting way to help and support the families who were so badly affected by the awful tram accident". Year 11 student, Courtney Turner also commented that it was "a privilege to be involved in the recording and to show our support to the community".

Our students are now all eagerly awaiting the release date of the song, which should be within a few weeks of the recording and hoping that they will be able to raise a significant amount of money for the victims and families of those who lost their lives in the tram crash.

Croydon Advertiser article with video

Written by East House