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Merley First School


We are extremely proud that in November 2023, our school was judged by Ofsted to be Good overall with our Early Years provision and personal development recognised as Outstanding.

The report states:

The school's curriculum and carefully planned experiences ensure pupils grow to become respectful and thoughtful citizens. Pupils are enthusiastic about these opportunities. 

The school ensures pupils' mental health and well-being is a priority. Pupils learn to appreciate people's lives different from their own.

Staff model and support children to use social and technical language extremely well. The sharp focus on effectively developing children's communication and language prepares them to listen to and recall letter sounds correctly.

The inspectors noted the high expectations staff have for all pupils, that the environment is calm and orderly and pupils are proud of the impact they have on school life. 

Our pupils shone through the inspections process, showing the inspectors their enthusiasm and love for learning, and we are deeply proud of our achievements being recognised in the report. 

Please read the report in full below.