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Year 5 and 6 have enjoyed outdoor activities this week including: tree climbing, fire building, hoverboarding and archery! What a fantastic week!

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Well done to the year 6 pupils who wrote to their favourite authors a few weeks ago. Today we were very lucky to have publishing team respond to us (with some amazing book donations too). Thank you!

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What have the children been reading and learning about in EYFS? As part of our Minibeast topic, we read the story 'Aaargh Spider' and made our own spiders!

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We enjoyed a fantastic day celebrating Number Day yesterday! Lots of our children came to school wearing their favourite or lucky numbers, and took part in lots of fun maths activities!

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Nothing like cricket in the rain! Thank you to Mr Fisher from Merstham Cricket Club for helping our year 5 girls improve their cricket skills!

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Since returning after Easter the children in year 6 have been learning all about Ancient Greece! Reading and retelling a variety of Greek myths has been a huge highlight of their new topic so far!

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Today we’re moving back into the main building after the flood last summer! To say thank you to all our staff we’re enjoy some delicious pizzas for lunch today from our local Merstham!

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Thank you for visiting all of our classes virtually, we can’t wait to arrange another visit soon!

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Year 6 enjoyed completing some artwork today, inspire by the portrait paintings of Chuck Close.

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It’s that time again where all the ‘Freds’ go for a spin in the washing machine!

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We have been learning about healthy foods in Reception. We loved reading the story 'Supertato' so much that we decided to have our own 'Super Fruit and Vegetables' dress up day!

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Don’t forget we’re wearing something RED tomorrow for !

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Daisy has had a fantastic week back at school & has earned ‘The Golden Pencil Award’ for all her effort with her handwriting! She also filmed her own ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by ! We’re so proud of you Daisy, thank you for a fantastic story too!

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It’s British Science Week and the children across the school have been learning about so many things to do with SCIENCE! Today year 6 completed an investigation all about freezing temperatures & then they made ice cream!

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Rabbits had to investigate outside today. The Evil Pea had been up to mischief. Can they get Supertato back?

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Our celebrations have started! We’re looking forward to joining the bbc live lesson at 11.30am!#bbclivelessons

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Have you entered our competition yet? We’re asking the children and young people in your setting, or at home, to recreate their favourite book or fictional character. Three lucky winners will each receive a £75 voucher! 📚🤩🌈

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 Schoo 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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Review of Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/20... 27th Nov 2019 Download
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20... 27th Nov 2019 Download