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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

05/03/20

Happy World Book Day from Staff at Meridian High School! https://t.co/h8jt0wlYin

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The government allocates a sum of money to school which is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. This is to improve the educational chances of students who may find circumstances outside school challenging due to financial hardship or other issues. The four identified groups are: students who are entitled to free school meals or had been entitled in the last six years (FSM Ever 6), students who have a parent working for the armed forces (a Service child), children in local authority care (LAC) and children adopted from care (Post-LAC).

The Funding

Funding for 2018/19 is £935 per FSM Ever 6 student, £2,300 per LAC and Post-LAC, £300 per Service child. This will be spent on targeted additional support strategies and interventions resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
  • Have full access to our curriculum
  • Access our extra-curricular provision and enrichment
  • Access appropriate support for their mental health and well-being

Free school meals

In order to be eligible to apply for Free School Meals parents/guardians must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Download the application form

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium is an additional fund to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standing in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Historically, this has meant students failing to achieve level 4 in either area. In the last academic year, we received £26,607. We are due to receive the funding for this academic year in March 2019.

We plan to use the funding to maintain the provisions, interventions and improvements to resources we have used in the previous academic year. The strategies have worked well in improving rates of progression in the previous year 7 cohort making them one of the fastest improving year groups in the school.

The catch up funding was used in a number of areas. Firstly, to ensure quality first provision we increased staffing in the core areas of maths and English to enable us to dedicate increased curriculum time to these subjects and smaller class sizes. 

We timetable discrete reading lessons in our library utilising the Accelerated Reading programme to differentiate and challenge all levels of readers. In addition, we employ a full time librarian who curates the library stocks to meet the needs and interests of our students and we have invested in books that engage reluctant readers. We have used the funding to improve the fabric of the library making it a comfortable and inviting space for students in their reading lessons and at break and lunchtimes.

HLTA in literacy, HLTA SALT,  and TA with strong mathematical skills strengthen support in the areas of literacy and numeracy. Investment in CPD for the TAs using MPTA strategies further increases their impact with our less confident and independent learners. Catch up programmes include Sound Training, Ruth Miskin's Fresh Start Phonics and Lexia are used on targeted groups.

CATs testing as part of our transition model enables planning for the curriculum tailored to the incoming year 7 cohort and ensures our teaching groups are mixed ability which is evidenced to benefit lower and middle ability students especially in the area of mathematics.

Pupil Premium documents