Welcome from the Principal



Welcome to MEA Central 

We opened to 210 Y7 students in September 2017 and are now a full school with over 1050 scholars.  We are defined by our mission, ‘A fantastic future for all.' We care about helping students to be their best and know the only way to do this is through academic achievement, character development and strong pastoral support.

The bedrock of our vision is excellent academic results and we deliver a challenging, knowledge-rich curriculum to prepare students not only for the new GCSE assessment regime but also further education and life beyond.  We expect our students to meet our high expectations in terms of commitment and work ethic, but we also seek to ignite their intellectual passions and curiosities so that they become autonomous, fulfilled learners during their time with us.

There is so much more to MEA Central than what happens inside our classrooms, however! As a new and growing school, students benefit from a level of pastoral care and attention second to none.  Our co-curriculum, which includes our extensive extra-curricular programme, ensures every child gains valuable cultural capital and experiences success in areas such as sport, music, drama and community activities.  

Ultimately at MEA Central we want to create good people who will go out into the world and do what is right. Our values of Citizenship, Achievement and Participation and our belief in the power of language and the importance of the spoken word will develop confident young adults with a strong sense of social responsibility.

I hope you find everything you need on our website, but welcome you to get in touch if there is anything more you would like to know about us. I look forward to seeing you here soon. 





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    @MEACentral - July 30

    Free mental health support and resources for young people on the Anna Freud website 🧡

  • @MEACentral - July 29

    Congratulations to Vox House who won the 20-21 House Competition! Competitions include: House Drama, House Charity, House Debate, House Music and House Sports. We are looking forward to a full programme of real life events in the next academic year! Who will win?

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    @MEACentral - July 28

    We're proud of the lifesaving work our volunteers do in the Channel – we make no apology for it. Those we rescue are vulnerable people in danger & distress. Each of them is someone’s father, mother, son or daughter - every life is precious. This is why we launch:

  • @MEACentral - July 26

    Loads to do in Manchester this summer 👇

  • @MEACentral - July 26

    At we run a full range of after school clubs! We have maintained this over the last year, both online and in real life. Examples below include STEM, Weather and Literature clubs. We are looking forward to even more next year!

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