Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our school’s website. I am absolutely delighted to have you here. My name is Antony Corbett, and I have been fortunate enough to serve this incredibly vibrant and diverse community for the past 28 years. I am currently the acting head teacher, but I have fulfilled many roles over my years here.

With nearly three decades of experience at this wonderful school, I have had the privilege of witnessing countless success stories unfold. Every day, I am impressed by the dedication and achievements of our incredible students and staff members. Our school is committed to providing the highest quality education and ensuring that every individual reaches their full potential.

At Merrydale Junior School, we believe that education has the power to transform lives. Our school community is built upon the foundations of respect, equality, and inclusivity. We celebrate and embrace the rich diversity of our students, families, and staff members.

We take great pride in providing an outstanding learning environment that nurtures curiosity, inspires creativity, and fosters a love for lifelong learning. Our dedicated teachers go above and beyond to create engaging lessons that challenge and inspire our students. We believe in the importance of an inclusive education that supports the needs of all learners.

At Merrydale, we firmly believe that strong partnerships between school, home, and the wider community are vital for our students’ success. We encourage parents and carers to actively engage in their child’s education and invite you to attend our regular workshops, events, and parent-teacher meetings. Together, we can ensure that each child receives the support they need to thrive.

We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our students both inside and outside the classroom. From academic excellence to sporting triumphs, our students consistently demonstrate their talents and passions. Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities provides opportunities for students to explore new interests, develop their skills, and make lifelong friendships.

The well-being and happiness of our students are paramount here at Merrydale. We have a strong pastoral care system in place to ensure that each student feels safe, supported, and valued. Our dedicated team of staff members is always on hand to listen, advise, and guide students through any challenges they may face.

I hope that you find our website informative and useful. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit to our school, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We warmly welcome visitors and would be delighted to show you our exceptional learning environment firsthand.

Thank you for your interest in Merrydale. Together, let’s inspire, empower, and unlock the potential within each and every one of our students, and Be the best we can be.

Best wishes,

Antony Corbett