Prince Andrew visits Meridian Angel Primary School
A Church of England primary school in Edmonton recently played host to His Royal Highness the Duke of York on a visit of the school’s new facilities.
Meridian Angel Primary School moved into their new state of the art building on Ladysmith Road in January 2017 in order to accommodate more pupils, and newer facilities.
The school was visited by Prince Andrew who toured the new building, where he met with teachers and spoke with pupils in Years 2 & 5. The Duke of York also addressed the whole school at an assembly, and afterwards unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit.
Also in attendance was Ann Cable, Deputy Lieutenant of Enfield; Christine Hamilton, Mayor of Enfield; the Venerable John Hawkins, Archdeacon of Hampstead; as well as other representatives of the Diocese of London, Department of Education, Education Funding Agency, and a number of head teachers from local schools.
Meridian Angel opened in 2014, and was originally located in temporary accommodation at St John the Evangelist Church. Despite moving into new facilities, the school still maintains close connections with its local parish church, and also neighbours the upcoming Meridian Water development where the Diocese of London’s Strategic Development Team is enabling an education-led strategy for growth with local partners including the London Borough of Enfield.
Cheryll Milner, Head Teacher at Meridian Angel School, said of the visit:
“We were really pleased to be able to welcome Prince Andrew to our school. The pupils were very excited to meet and speak with him, and I hope he enjoyed the tour of our new classrooms and facilities which show how far our school has come in such a short space of time.”
The Archdeacon of Hampstead, John Hawkins said:
“This school, with its Christian Ethos, has been built to transform the lives of all children and this community. It is here open and welcoming to those families who will become part of the new community being created in Meridian Water. I was delighted to represent the Diocese of London on this very special occasion and feel honoured to be around the dedicated staff and pupils who are obviously very proud of their achievements today.”