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21/01/20

Every week we display student art work proudly in reception! Congratulations Tilly for being our Artist of the Week! https://t.co/iR8omdq71Q

19/01/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Calling NQTs & experienced teachers - do visit us at the recruitment fair and meet team. Plenty of opportunities to be part of an incredible cross primary- secondary team and to join the GLF journey https://t.co/tc2RFKaW9Y

18/01/20

Why not pop into visit us ?? would love to show you around our science department and can talk you through the incredibly journey we are on as a school

18/01/20

Another great week ! Final Catering exams, Theatre Trips and a visit to Tower Bridge to take part in the Winter Youth Summit! So proud of our students https://t.co/Qw2XPW7eta

18/01/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

We are hiring! If you are interested in starting with us as a science teacher then please drop me a DM to arrange a visit and meet the brilliant team. Suitable for starting NQT in Sept or teachers with experience should also apply https://t.co/NnQzg9fSlI

16/01/20

Great assembly today! Mrs Anderson has set year 7/8 the challenge of learning a poem off by heart and reciting it with purpose and passion. The first student to be brave and recite it to her will receive a special letter home and rewards! https://t.co/5kw6Pi5iwM

15/01/20

We look forward to welcoming our Year 10 parents to parents evening tonight! 4:30pm until 7pm.

10/01/20

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

Looking for a new career opportunity?? Come and join our team in a values driven school on the road to good! Get applying!! https://t.co/NIVqUPTTxN

06/01/20

Happy New Year! Great to see everyone back and ready to during the new term, making 2020 count! https://t.co/0DlOntwv6p

12/12/19

Retweeted From Aimhigher London

with yr 10 NCOP students from and working on countering limiting beliefs, positive affirmation, vision and success with student ambassadors from and . https://t.co/vcqAAPQVHQ

10/12/19

Tomorrow Wednesday 11th December is Christmas Jumper day! Helping to raise money for our school community projects fund! https://t.co/BTFRvwafWc

07/12/19

Retweeted From Centreofchange: Counselling, Mentoring, Tutoring

New Addington Christmas Celebration for all the friends and family. Join us for free refreshments, a chance to win a homemade Caribbean Rum cake, and many more fun prizes and activities https://t.co/CNeNZX4KdV

04/12/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

03/12/19

Update! Good news we are delighted to confirm the issues with hot water and heating have been resolved and we will be open tomorrow! We look forward to seeing the students in the morning and apologise for any inconvenience caused today

03/12/19

Dear Parents and Carers of Meridian High School, Due to an issue with our heating and hot water unfortunately we have taken the difficult decision to close the school. An update will be sent this afternoon. Text messages have been sent to all parents.

02/12/19

With approaching - PSHE lessons this week will focus on various political parties and Croydon candidates. https://t.co/sQfp9VCcUz

29/11/19

students are proud to wear our uniform. A uniform can not only instill pride but also support a schools ethos, promote positive behaviour and provide cohesion. Uniform can also support effective teaching and learning. https://t.co/c1FvVzH3Jh

27/11/19

Everyone born on or after 1 September 1997 must stay in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. Advice available from https://t.co/RVwLIsdfiC

26/11/19

Assemblies this week for years 7-10 will be on the topic of https://t.co/sHRySjmnd8

20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

Food Flagship Status

In 2015, Croydon Council were granted funding to run a two year Food Flagship initiative, in the hope that schools and other organisations in the borough would use food to transform the environment, improve health, tackle obesity and reduce health inequalities. At the time, Meridian High School was one of just three schools in the Borough, and the only secondary school, to be selected and awarded with this status. 

Since becoming a Food Flagship school, we have pioneered different projects to encourage our students and their families to make much healthier food choices. We are also extremely proud of the delicious and much healthier lunch service that we now offer in our school dining hall as a result of the feedback we received from our students, staff, parents and carers over the last two years. Our uptake of Free School Meals for those students who are eligible is better than ever and it is great to see the students making more informed choices about their diets.

One of our biggest and most exciting Food Flagship projects in the school has been the development of our Edible Playground. The Edible Playgrounds project was led by the charity, Trees for Cities, who provide schools in urban areas with the opportunity to grow food in their playgrounds. Since our Edible Playground was built in 2015, we have had a dedicated group of students (our Food Ambassadors) who have been learning how to plant, grow and harvest their own food, which they have then given to the dining hall for use in the lunch service at the school. The students involved in this project are really benefitting from the education that they are receiving about healthy eating as a result of their participation in the Edible Playground work. The aim is to develop this work by involving and educating even more of our students and their families about making informed, healthier eating choices as well as encouraging more students to get involved with the great work that is being done in the Edible Playground.

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Our Headteacher, Mr Martin Giles, gave the following statement about the impact our Edible Playground has had on the school:

“All too often young people are growing up without a good understanding of the benefit of balanced healthy eating and an appropriate knowledge of the danger of eating too many processed foods. The impact of our Edible Playground has been immediate and deeply felt by our Food Ambassadors. We have very quickly seen that the students have a real ownership of, and pride in, what they are doing in the garden. Their minds have been awakened to new possibilities and there is a tangible excitement about how this project can be developed in the future”.

Our Food Ambassadors also made the following comments about how they envision the Edible Playground project moving forwards:

  • “I loved giving the food to the chef in our dining hall. It made me feel proud of what we have done and I can’t wait to carry on giving him more food to cook for us so that the staff and students can eat it”
  • “There is a school food market in Croydon and I would like to be able to sell some our food there and maybe even create a brand for the food that we have grown so that everyone knows it’s from Meridian High School”
  • “I want to go to SLT meetings and present to them what we are doing in the Edible Playground and also explain what we are going to do each term to make the garden even better than it is now”

Recently, the council has been evaluating the impact of the Food Flagship programme overall. In February 2017, a filming team visited the schools and organisations involved in the scheme, including MHS, to see the changes and impact that the programme has had on the schools and wider community. We are very pleased to say that some of our staff and students have featured in one of the films that was made. We have also recently discovered that the Food Flagship scheme was so successful in Croydon that the Council now have funding to support other schools and organisations in gaining Food Flagship status and we are looking forward to building relationships with and supporting the work of other new Food Flagship schools in the future. 

We invite you to come and see for yourself the amazing work that our students have been doing in the Edible Playground, the incredible lunch service that we provide our students with and indeed the great work that is happening in the whole school as part of our rapid improvement journey every day. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to organise a visit to our school. We look forward to welcoming you.