How we are doing

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How we are doing 2018-11-01T12:01:57+00:00

How we are doing

At Merstham we are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for all our children.

School Improvement Priorities

Alongside a commitment to maintaining the academic improvements made in recent years, we are focusing this year on

Raise the profile of reading across the school

Improve quality of interaction, challenge and aspirations in EYFS ensuring above national outcomes in 2018

Ensure all pupils present work to the best standard possible

Further develop effective assessment protocol

Further develop School Council to ensue impact of pupil voice

Ensure pupils’ are aware of e safety issues and strategies for keeping safe on line

Our Results

Merstham Primary School Attainment and Progress July 2017

Click on the links below to see the school’s latest OFSTED and HMI reports:


Pupil Premium

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities in outcomes between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.  At Merstham we are committed to channelling our funding to ensure the best possible outcomes for eligible children and we do this in a number of ways.

To raise attainment for Pupil Premium children we have:

  • Teacher led interventions to support children under achieving
  • Teacher led writing and mathematics workshops to boost achievement
  • Targeted group work by trained Teaching Assistants
  • Subsidised enrichment clubs
  • Subsidised residential school trips

For more details view our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-2019 and also see our Review of Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017-2018 for information about last academic year.
As a result of focused spending the vast majority of our children eligible for pupil premium are now making good or better progress. Over time the gap in attainment between pupils eligible for funding and those that are not is narrowing: Point Score difference for each year group

Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6
-0.8 -0.8 -3.7 -2.3 -1.2 -0.3


Sports Premium

Until 2020, the Government have pledged funding for each primary school in the country to be spent on improvements to physical education. This is known as Sports Premium. With this money we intend to develop our PE curriculum and promote a healthy lifestyle for our children. Already, using last year’s funding we have raised the profile of P.E. across the school and are now participating in more sporting events locally. In order to continue to secure a healthy future for our pupils we intend to spend some of this year’s funding on:

  • Curriculum development and additional staff training
  • Outdoor apparatus and updated resources
  • Implementing zoned activities at lunchtime and training for lunchtime supervisors
  • Developing partnerships with local schools

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium 2017-18