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18/10/19

As we looked at the lights in the far distance last night, we all reflected on our achievements of the week. We’ve missed home, conquered fears, laughed hysterically and not stopped running around since our arrival. We all enjoyed a ‘dance off’at the disco. https://t.co/gFYCm4aKNm

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18/10/19

Ready for the last day- zip wire https://t.co/05zBbxeKtC

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17/10/19

Good afternoon from the GIANT SWING! We’ve all had a chance to have a go and we have also tried archery too! Now we’re building up our appetites for fish and chips for dinner. https://t.co/NF2ZTd5cqi

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17/10/19

Yesterday evening we all experienced Rifle Shooting and had a choice of curry or pork for dinner. This morning we were lucky enough to have a well needed lay in (wake up call was 7:30)! The boys have a very busy day ahead, it’s the BIG swing later on and the fancy disco tonight https://t.co/Hf6f4viNYH

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17/10/19

A good nights sleep, hearty breakfast and sunshine. The residential is great fun for all. https://t.co/WGhNc6YifT

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16/10/19

What fun we had, jumping in the freezing cold lake and building rafts this morning! Everyone enjoyed a hot shower and a delicious baguette for lunch afterwards, we’re now going rock climbing and rifle shooting! https://t.co/68JHOLmwxP

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16/10/19

Here we have an example of the breakfast available this morning, all the boys are enjoying hot breakfast choices, toast, cereal and fruit options. Time to get ready for raft building and abseiling this morning! https://t.co/KaFMmYb9zD

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16/10/19

We’re up bright and early this morning, even in the rain and after a late night! The boys enjoyed ‘Wacky Races’ last night, which included water balloons and a very competitive game of tug war. https://t.co/Hu7Jtl5ZBc

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15/10/19

Today has been filled with laughter and as you can see, a lot of mud! The boys have enjoyed tunnel trail and challenge course, with a busy evening ahead we’re awaiting our dinner slot! https://t.co/EAsefRjtPC

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15/10/19

PGL fun https://t.co/i2BY5aCRff

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15/10/19

We’ve all had a fantastic first night at Windmill Hill. The accommodation is excellent and a delicious evening meal of sausages and mash, chicken or vegetable cobbler was enjoyed by all.

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14/10/19

Y6 looking forward to a great week at PGL https://t.co/RQn8OKbwpS

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11/10/19

This week's pobblished authors https://t.co/zpZlXiB5Vp

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30/09/19

Parents Evenings are next week, bookings open now, details on the website.

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27/09/19

Children had the chance to meet Lara Partridge, a GB Water Polo team member yesterday. It was great to hear her story and have the chance to do some training led by her. https://t.co/qIQMGXfnZg

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27/09/19

Congratulations to Stanley in Y6 who earned his pen licence this week https://t.co/4RxZkGbpK3

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19/07/19

Thank you for all your support this year, wishing all our Parents & Carers a fantastic summer break and good luck to all our leavers in their new schools. https://t.co/UOUUEQK8Oa

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10/07/19

Our Choir performing at the Quality Street Fair on Saturday https://t.co/dnjv6omSoD

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05/07/19

Our Healthy Eating Poster Competition winners - well done to all https://t.co/z6w7bsMiPR

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05/07/19

This week's Pobblished Authors https://t.co/QlaVL1oLro

Pupil Premium

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities in outcomes between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. At Merstham we are committed to channelling our funding to ensure the best possible outcomes for eligible children and we do this in a number of ways.

To raise attainment for Pupil Premium children we have:

  • Teacher led interventions to support children under achieving
  • Teacher led writing and mathematics workshops to boost achievement
  • Targeted group work by trained Teaching Assistants
  • Subsidised enrichment clubs
  • Subsidised residential school trips

For more details view our Pupil-Premium-Strategy-for-2018-2019.pdf and also see our Review-of-Pupil-Premium-Strategy-for-2017-2018.pdf for information about last academic year.

As a result of focused spending the vast majority of our children eligible for pupil premium are now making good or better progress. Over time the gap in attainment between pupils eligible for funding and those that are not is narrowing: Point Score difference for each year group

Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6
-0.8 -0.8 -3.7 -2.3 -1.2 -0.3