New state-of-the art school opens in Edmonton
The Bishop of Edmonton, Rob Wickham, has visited staff and pupils at Meridian Angel Church of England Primary School in Edmonton to bless and officially open their new school building.
The school opened in September 2014 and has been in temporary accommodation at St John the Evangelist church in Edmonton while awaiting its new home.
Moving into the new surroundings has allowed the school to increase to two form entry as well as giving pupils access to a range of new facilities and free after school sport for all pupils. The school has also recently welcomed its new Headteacher, Mrs Cheryll Milner, making the event an especially notable milestone in school life.
Bishop Rob was given a tour of the new building by the children before leading a celebration assembly and blessing the premises. The Bishop also unveiled a specially commissioned commemorative plaque.
The event was attended by community representatives, the team from the London Diocesan Board for Schools and the school’s students and families. Meridian Angel’s 190 pupils reflect the rich diversity of the area, where there is high pupil mobility and much higher than average proportions of disadvantaged pupils, those with special needs and those who speak English as an additional language. The school has a close relationship with its parish church and parish priest, The Revd Nigel Asbridge, who was among the well-wishers at the event.
The Bishop of Edmonton commented:
“Meridian Angel Primary School is a very special place, where children, whose roots are from all over the world, thrive. The beautiful new building is a Godly symbol that all children matter, and given their exuberant engagement in singing and active learning, the children are certainly flourishing. Well done to the whole team who have turned vision into reality.”
Mrs Cheryll Milner, new Headteacher at Meridian Angel Church of England Primary School said:
“We thank Bishop Rob for opening our new building and celebrating with us. It was a great afternoon and a really important event for this community.”