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Our year 5 children visited Easter Experience last Friday. They all had a great time learning about the events of the Easter story & thought the actors were great. Thank you!

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This week the Nursery children have been out in the school woods on a Gruffalo Hunt.

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This week is science week! We are looking forward to seeing everybody’s exciting science projects.

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Thank you to the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead for coming out in the snow to open our fantastic new EYFS outside area today. Our new area is perfect for exploring & learning through play! Our EYFS provision has FREE Nursery places available for children from 2 years old!

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Friends of Merstham Primary are holding a cinema club with onward this Friday. Please complete a permission slip from studybugs if your child would like to attend.

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The deadline for applications for our Nursery is this Friday 10th March. Please ensure you have registered your interest for your child before then at

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This weeks newsletter can be found here:

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Don’t our staff look fantastic dressed in their costumes today.

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Nursery celebrated World Book Day yesterday and don’t the morning class look great. We are looking forward to seeing everyone else in their outfits tomorrow.

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There is so many fun book related items planned for this week!

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This time next month it’ll be World Book day. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday 2nd March* dressed as their favourite book character! *Nursery will be on Wednesday 1st

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Nursery have been busy today making some gingerbread people which is part of this terms ‘Traditional Tales’ subject. Don’t they look tasty!

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A reminder that next week is going to be ‘love yourself day’ at school and the children are able to wear their own clothes to school.

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Last Friday our year 6 students went to the Surrey Fire HQ. They took part in various workshops through the morning. Here’s them doing some First Aid.

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On Monday night we had 29 of our students travel to the O2 to perform in the largest school choir in the world with They all did amazingly! Well done.

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Nursery spaces available for 2-4 year olds! We are delighted with the new addition to our signage by . Thank you.

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.

It’s allocated for schools to:

improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities

close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country

Merstham Primary School Pupil Premium Online Statement

Merstham Primary School receives funding for each disadvantaged pupil and uses the funding flexibly, in the best interests of each eligible pupil. GLF leaders draw upon an evidence based approach to apply a ‘tiered’ approach to delivering their pupil premium strategy.

Tier 1: Improving Teaching

Schools arrange training and professional development for all the their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.

Tier 2: Academic support

Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.

Tier 3: Wider approaches

This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as:

 school breakfast clubs

 music lessons for disadvantaged pupils

 help with the cost of educational trips or visits

speech and language therapy

Schools may find using the pupil premium in this way helps to:

 increase pupils’ confidence and resilience

 encourage pupils to be more aspirational

 benefit non-eligible pupils

A longer term strategy

Merstham Primary School takes a longer view of the support the grant provides. Leaders plan the use of the grant to support children as they pass through the whole school to the next stage of their education/destination. We do this by aligning our Pupil Premium strategy with our wider school improvement planning. We regularly review our Pupil Premium initiatives to ensure they are having a positive impact. Each year we plan priorities for this year’s expenditure based on the cohort of eligible children.

GLF’s Aspiration for All children to Grow, Learn, and Flourish

All GLF Schools are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience. Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils is part of our commitment to help all pupils achieve their full potential.

We aim for:

 All children to enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects;

 All children to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school;

 All children to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives

Accessing the Pupil Premium funding at Merstham Primary School

Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for pupil premium support, you must contact the school office for more information. Individual requests for financial support for school-based activities are considered by the Head teacher. Requests can be made via the school office. Important: To find out more information on whether you are eligible for Free School Meals, please click here

Pupil Premium Documents:



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Pupil Premium Statement 2021 - 2024 (upd... 27th Dec 2022 Download
Pupil Premium Tier Approach 19th Apr 2022 Download