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Every week we display student art work proudly in reception! Congratulations Tilly for being our Artist of the Week!


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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


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


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


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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


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!


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


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Looking for a new career opportunity?? Come and join our team in a values driven school on the road to good! Get applying!!


Happy New Year! Great to see everyone back and ready to during the new term, making 2020 count!


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with yr 10 NCOP students from and working on countering limiting beliefs, positive affirmation, vision and success with student ambassadors from and .


Tomorrow Wednesday 11th December is Christmas Jumper day! Helping to raise money for our school community projects fund!


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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


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Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn


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


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.


With approaching - PSHE lessons this week will focus on various political parties and Croydon candidates.


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.


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


Assemblies this week for years 7-10 will be on the topic of


Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn

Food Technology

What is Food Technology for at Meridian High School?

The aim of Food Technology is to provide each and every student the opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of a broad range of practical skills, techniques and recipes. Food Technology is a popular subject and students are provided with an opportunity to be creative and independent. Students can explore their creativity in cooking and preparing a variety of dishes.

Why does Food Technology as a subject matter?

Cooking and healthy eating is an important life skill and Food Technology is focused on preparing healthy dishes safely and hygienically. Students will explore healthy eating and balanced diets and will learn about the nutritional needs of different groups in society.

What does Food Technology help young people to achieve?

In KS3 students we concentrate on teaching students practical cookery skills in order to help them understand the characteristics of ingredients and about their diet and nutritional needs. This helps students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to make and implement healthy food choices and to be comfortable and confident in a kitchen.

Topics covered in Year 7:

In year 7, students are given a basic introduction to Food Technology. They learn how to work safely and hygienically in a Food environment and develop their skills to produce a variety of dishes. Students will make approximately 8 dishes during the rotation. The main focus in year 7 is food choice and healthy eating, following the guidelines of the ‘Eatwell Plate’.

Students will learn how to:

  • use the cooker safely
  • weigh and measure accurately
  • use basic tools and equipment with confidence

Topics covered in Year 8:

In year 8, students learn about Healthy Eating’. Students will learn about basic nutrition and the importance of a balanced diet. Students will develop their practical skills, to further develop their confidence and independence in this area.

Students will be develop skills to enable them to:

  • use equipment safely and hygienically
  • cook a range of snacks, main meals, desserts
  • use a range of different ingredients
  • use a range of different methods of cooking
  • evaluate their work effectively

Topics covered in Year 9:

Demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment. In addition to a GCSE students will gain a City and Guilds Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Award.

Topics include:

  • Food related causes of ill health including bacteria, allergies and intolerances
  • Role of the Environmental Health Officer
  • Common types of Food Poisoning
  • Symptoms of food induces ill health
  • Food Preservation, Storage and Temperature Control
  • Understanding Food Law and Food Safety Legislation
  • HACCP ( Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)
  • Food Safety Hazards and Contamination
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Hygienic Premises and Equipment

Topics covered in Year 10:

Demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment. 

Topics include:

  • Structure of hospitality and catering industry
  • Job requirements within the industry
  • Working conditions and job roles within the industry
  • How the hospitality and Catering provision operates - front of house and kitchen operations
  • Health and Safety Requirements - responsibilities of employers and employees
  • The impact of catering on the environment - including sustainability; reduce,reuse and recycle; conservation of energy and water

Topics covered in Year 11:

Demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment. 

Topics include:

  • Function of nutrients in the human body
  • Comparison of nutritional needs of specific groups including life stages and special diets
  • Characteristics of unsatisfactory nutritional intake
  • Cooking methods and their impact on nutritional value
  • Factors to consider when menu planning and meeting customer needs
  • Menu production planning
  • Techniques in the preparation of commodities to include poultry, meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, cereals, vegetables, fruit, soya products
  • Food Quality assurance
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Food Safety practices linked to preparation and cooking of commodities and in relation to the use of equipment

Qualification title:

Eduqas Level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering

Additional learning resources:

Students are provided with ALL their ingredients for every practical lesson free of charge throughout both Key Stage 3 and 4.


In this section you can find a copy of every knowledge organiser for every subject, in each year group. This list is updated throughout the academic year. These are found via this link:


MHS Knowledge Organisers