Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Merrydale Junior School. Our school is for children from 7 to 11 years old, there are approximately 360 children on roll. We are a very friendly community school, where families are encouraged to learn together and give their children the confidence to succeed.

We are proud of our children, their behaviour and many achievements. We provide a calm and happy atmosphere setting high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for everyone.

Merrydale Junior School is a very special place. Visitors often comment positively on the children’s warm welcome, their enthusiasm and also on staff’s commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life.

Our learning community combines high expectations with quality learning and relationships to ensure that every child achieves a personal best.

As Headteacher, I am very proud to be a member of this community. We strive for continuous improvements in everything we do. Our commitment is to be the best we can be and to help your children become successful, happy and respectful young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force. We believe that every child in our school should be treated as if they were our own.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced. English and Maths take priority and are included within other subject areas. We pride ourselves on our reading provision and support for all learners. We believe that we are well positioned to embrace the expectations in the new National Curriculum.

We provide a nurturing and secure environment for your children. The school’s Advisory Board and Pastoral Team are very supportive. Mrs O’Connor (Parent Link Worker) and Miss Kaur and Miss Fox (Pastoral Support Officers) work with Parents/Carers and children for the benefit of all. They can be contacted through the school office. Please ask for them directly. Alternatively, you can contact Mr Corbett our Deputy Headteacher or myself.

We want our children to have the skills necessary for the future – to be confident and competent members of a modern society.

We look forward to seeing you in school and working in partnership with you.

I want to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the privilege of educating your children.

Welcome to Merrydale Junior School

Mrs C Mugglestone