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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


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.


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.


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


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


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!!


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.


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

Curriculum Overview and Rationale

Meridian High School endeavours to offer all our students an outstanding curriculum that equips them to meet the challenges they will face in the future, so maximising their life chances. 

We strive to ensure our students leave Meridian High School as confident and independent individuals who are able to adapt to the many challenges in adult life.

Our students are at the heart of our family and what we do and as such our planning of the curriculum focuses entirely on the needs of our students and how best to support them through close work with our primary schools, colleges and other outside agencies to en sure all transitions are as smooth as possible.

We provide a balanced pastoral structure to give our students the confidence to develop their PSHE skills and knowledge so that they are able to demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills.

Our curriculum prioritises to allow for our students to achieve high standards in attainment and make good/excellent progress with their subjects. Across the curriculm there is a large focus on vocabulary.

For those students who join us with additional needs in Literacy, Numeracy or English we provide additional support tailored to those students throughout KS3 and KS4.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7-8)

Our students remain within their House tutor group throughout Year 7 and 8 within lessons. We believe the curriculum we deliver with a strong focus on teaching from the top enables all of our students to progress at each 6-week cycle assessment point throughout the year. This approach to grouping also helps with the transition from primary to secondary for our students.

Our students study the following areas for KS3, Mathematics, English, Science, ICT Skills, Spanish, History, Geography, Music, Art, Technology, Textiles, Food technology, Media, Drama, Dance and Physical Education we believe this will give them a broad curriculum which is balanced and gives them a good knowledge of subjects prior to choosing their transition GCSE subjects in the latter part of Year 8.

Key Stage 4 (Year 9-11)

All students at Meridian High School start KS4 in year 9 giving them maximum time to study towards their examination subjects.

We have a broad curriculum which offers our students a range of academic subjects to study to prepare them for college, A-Levels, Apprenticeships and future working life.

Alongside studying our core curriculum in Mathematics, English, Science and Physical education our students will study at least one of the Ebacc subjects, History, Geography, Spanish and Triple Science.

In addition, we offer a range of choice subjects, including: Art, Textiles, Food Technology,Catering, Media, Music, Business studies, Physical education, Seperate Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics), Sociology, Dance, Drama and Resistant materials.

For further information on transition choices at KS4 please refer to the KS4 transition booklets


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