Engaging your community – a toolkit for Partnership, Collaboration, and Action

Together, we can help people build stronger communities. This ethos is  what the all-new, purpose-built, £600k Meridian Campus at West Lea School is all about. A modern, breathtaking development to inspire primary-aged children will throw-open its doors with a glitzy grand opening on Thursday 22nd February 2018.

Cutting the ribbon will be Enfield Councillor Ayfer Orhan; a dedicated Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection with a  specialist knowledge of disability. The Rt Revd Rob Wickham; the Bishop of Edmonton from the Diocese of London will join her to address guests.

In true celebration style and in the spirit of the culture here at West Lea,  our ‘Superheroes’ theme for the afternoon festivities include a wonderful performance by our primary superheroes performing their ‘special powers’ with afternoon tea and refreshments served alongside entertainment. You can even meet a superhuman – Paralympian Emma Alexander will be on hand to showcase her racing wheelchair!

The relocation of the primary aged pupils at West Lea to Meridian Campus is the result of the school’s strategic development plan. Working in alliance with the London Borough of Enfield, West Lea has developed a key expansion plan to meet the demands of the Local Authority and community regarding places for SEND* students with complex needs. This cohesive expansion includes the organic growth of Haselbury Campus and now, new Meridian – ‘Taking off’!

The new campus has been designed to maximise the potential of its children, focusing on cultivating happy students with appealing, inclusive and personalised learning opportunities; through which they develop a range of basic skills to enhance their communication and independence.

This foundation will give them the confidence to ‘soar’ upwards to Haselbury and beyond – taking them on a flight to ‘learning for life.’
Meridian has been established through a dynamic and innovative partnership between the school, the London Borough of Enfield and the Parish of St Mary with St John, Upper Edmonton. The school is providing the provision, in partnership with the local authority who have provided the financial resources and the Parish landlord facilitating the accommodation. The result of this unique partnership means outstanding facilities that meet the requirements of the local community; specifically, those families with children who have Special Educational Needs.