Inspiring Young Minds

Developing Global Citizens

Equipping Life-long Learners

Nurturing Spirited Hearts

Building Strong Faith

Meriden at a Glance

  1. Meriden is a non-selective, independent school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12. There is also a Prep School (4 years) for girls and boys.
  2. The size of our school (960 students) allows us to offer wide subject choice and an extensive range of cocurricular activities, while maintaining a steadfast focus on the individual student.
  3. Each year Meriden ranks among the top independent girls’ schools in the HSC. The results of our younger students in external tests far surpass the state average.
  1. We limit our class sizes to allow teachers to foster curiosity, initiative, perseverance and enthusiasm for learning. 
  2. As Meriden is a Christian school in the Anglican tradition, the values that are expounded in the Bible are promoted and modelled in the School, and form the basis of all decisions and interactions.  Girls from other faith backgrounds are welcome to attend Meriden.
  3. Meriden’s central location in Strathfield makes travelling from all areas of Sydney and surrounding regions convenient and direct.

Meriden girls make their marks.

Pathways to greatness
Reaching our potential


Meriden's 2015 Year 12 Prize Winners

Meriden ranks 16th in NSW in HSC

18 December 2015

Meriden has ranked 16th overall and 5th independent girls' school in the HSC Top 100 Schools...

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Maddison King will join an elite group of Science students for the 2016 National Youth Science Forum

Meriden student selected for National Youth Science Forum

16 October 2015

Each year the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) brings together the best and brightest Science...

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Archdale Representative Debating team members Zoe Whelan-Young and Emily Halloran

Meriden students selected to debate against the best of the best

1 September 2015

Two of Meriden’s top debaters, Emily Halloran and Zoe Whelan-Young, are busy sharpening...

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Meriden Year 12 students with The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Mr Craig Laundy MP, Meriden's Deputy Principal Mrs Christine Roberts and PDHPE teacher Mrs Kylie McKelvey following the Women in Leadership talk

Leading politician inspires Meriden students with her career journey

26 August 2015

‘When you set your mind to do something, and be absolutely determined, doors open....

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Friday 19 February

Senior School Parents’ Expo

Find out about the sports, music ensembles, cocurricular and other opportunities on offer at Meriden in 2016. Speak to our ICT staff about the use of technology and learn about upcoming community events. Join us in welcoming our new parents, talk with our teachers and learn

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Saturday 5 March

JSA Twilight Picnic

Join the Meriden community for a family picnic in the grounds of the Junior School. Catch up with old friends, and make new friends. Lots of fun activities for the children. Bring along a rug and your favourite picnic food and drinks. All families are

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Meriden gave me a love of learning which has continued throughout my career. Through the friendships, the tailored learning, the guidance and nurturing I understood that I could make a difference, that I should be bold and that educated women can succeed in whatever area they desire.

Elizabeth, Meriden Old Girl, Class of 1974

I think one of the great things about Meriden is the friendships that extend beyond Year groups. I love the way that I can catch the train with a group of girls from Year 7 through to Year 12 and we tell stories, catch up with one another, and show interest in each others’ lives. 

Anastasia, Head Prefect 2014

Meriden has provided me with numerous opportunities to develop my skills and represent my school through performance, and it is what I have learnt on stage that I am truly thankful to the school for. Through the major school productions, competing and training in Theatresports, competing in Festival of Speech and the many other times where I have been able to perform for my school, Meriden has given me a supportive and encouraging environment to learn and perform in. 

Hayley, Year 12

Meriden encourages us to participate in the many sporting opportunities available at the school. As a result my sporting ability has developed.  I have since represented Meriden at numerous sports including water polo, javelin and diving. This in turn has led to sporting leadership opportunities opening up, including being selected as Diving Captain and as Cumberland’s Sports Officer. I really enjoy being a sports leader and role model for a healthy lifestyle.  The opportunity to participate in so many sports also helped me to complete the Sports element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Maddison, Year 11

There is something more about Meriden that is hard to define but is probably the most significant factor in our daughter’s success.  It is somehow wrapped up with the culture of the school, where each girl is fairly valued and is given opportunities based on her merit and enthusiasm.  There is little sense of an entitlement culture, rather, there is a refreshing level of transparency within the school and a sense of inclusion and fairness.

Extract of letter from the parents of a graduating student

As part of our Year 9 Community Service project I visited Ti Tree in the remote Northern Territory.  Helping Indigenous children at Ti Tree School was a life-changing experience for me.  It showed me that I can make a positive difference in the world.

Sara, Year 11

Meriden is a vibrant school with a strong emphasis on creative expression, both in and outside of the classroom. It has given me the opportunity to develop my own personal skills in many different areas of music, from composition and production to performance and analysis. The support between the students in our classrooms, in our ensembles and in our everyday lives is one of strong relationships built between a shared love of music and Meriden's dedication towards an environment of personal flexibility and creative self-expression.

Naomie, Year 11

The skills we learn when it comes to juggling school and sports training include an emphasis on time management and prioritising.   These skills enable us to continue to strive for and reach our goals.  As well as helping us to develop these vital skills, the teachers equip us with information and assistance for our future endeavours. Meriden is preparing us well for the future.

Michaela, Year 11