We never underestimate that for some students, the step up to high school can be an overwhelming time. We work closely with our partner primaries to ensure we have a clear understanding of individual student needs and are prepared to support them from the day they arrive to ensure they can get off to a flying start. 

We are investing heavily in providing strong pastoral care and guidance for all students.We have clear Behaviour for Learning and Anti-Bullying policies, which underpin our ethos of valuing and supporting every learner. Students can trust our staff to take rapid and appropriate action to address any needs or concerns they might have.

Our students have the best in pastoral support to monitor their progress, deliver the SMSC/PSHE curriculum and ensure every child gets the individual attention they need.

Transition Timeline at MEA Central

We are committed to ensuring that your child’s transition to secondary school is a positive and happy experience. We are proud of our wonderful school community and our values of Citizenship, Achievement and Participation which permeate all aspects of school life. We welcome you to find out more about what being an MEA Central student is all about and how we work tirelessly to ensure “A fantastic future for all.'

We invite you to browse our website and social media pages, which are packed with  information about our popular, vibrant, forward thinking and successful school. You can also have a look at our Transition Zone  for students transitioning to MEA Central in 2021. We are sure that you will be as excited as we are about the experiences and care available to your child at MEA Central. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Key Dates 


Open Month - September/October 2021

Tour the school and see our classrooms come alive! Our wonderful new school building has lots to offer, with state of the art facilities and wonderful spaces for learning.  The month is also a chance to meet our dedicated team and leaders who will be able to answer any questions you may have. The open month is open to all members of our local community.

Application Deadlines to Manchester City Council - Monday 1st November 2021

All applications for MEA Central must be submitted to Manchester City Council  We are happy to assist you with your applications, please ring reception for further guidance.

National Offer Day

Manchester City Council will send confirmation offers for places to start in September 2022.

Transition Day - July 2022 TBC

This is an opportunity for our new students to meet some of their new teachers and experience what it is like at secondary school. Once your child receives an offer at MEA Central we will write to confirm the transition day dates along with further information about the start of school in September.

Welcome Evening for Y6 Parents

Parents/carers of students who start at the school in September 2022 will be invited to attend an evening early that month. The aim of the evening is to give parents/carers the opportunity to attend a talk by our Principal Mrs E Reynard, to meet key staff and to talk with other parents/carers. You will receive further information by post prior to the event.

For further Information regarding Primary School Transition please contact

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