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Mersham Primary School
Mersham, TN25 6NU, UK Ashford
+44 (0)1233 720449

Mersham is a small village 3 miles east of Ashford (pop.1022 at the last Census).  It was owned by the Archbishops of Canterbury for over 500 years.  St. John Baptist Church stands on an Anglo-Saxon site and is part Norman.  The village has two water mills on the East Stour river, one of which is still working and open to the public.  Hatch Park, to the north of the parish, is an ancient deer park.

Head Teacher – Mr M. Brooks

Class R – Miss K. Williams

Class 1 – Miss L. Twyman

Class 2 – Miss A. Eaglen (Key Stage 1 Leader)

Class 3 – Mrs N. Lansdell

Class 4 – Mrs M. Chalker (Curriculum Leader)

Mr M. Chittenden-Pile will be covering her maternity leave until the end of Term 3

Class 5 – Mr J. Baldwin (Key Stage 2 Manager)

Class 6 – Miss A. Hughes

Planning, Preparation and Assessment Release Time for teachers is provided by:-

Mrs H. Wood-Brignall

Mrs J. Maher

Mrs E. Leonard

Mrs M. Thomas


At Mersham  Primary School our aim is to establish a happy supportive working environment in which children are encouraged to:

*  produce work of the highest quality, taking into account individual age, ability, and  


*  reach their full potential in all aspects of the school’s curriculum and, in particular, in 

   acquiring knowledge, effective communication skills, and understanding in literacy and   


* .to help and support each other socially and academically and to show a sensitive  

   awareness of individual differences.

*  develop a sense of moral responsibility, of self-discipline, and to adopt acceptable

    standards of behaviour.

*  to take full advantage of the opportunities provided to investigate their immediate


*  realise their place as members of a school, a local community, and beyond that, of    


*  take responsibility for their own learning at the earliest opportunity and develop a desire   

    to continue to expand their knowledge and skills throughout their lives.

As staff we need to:

* provide a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.

* work together as a team supporting each other and sharing expertise, skills and


* value the contribution made by parents to the education of their children.

* foster good relationships with the local community, local businesses and the wider   


* establish a well-organised, professional working environment.

* ensure that we fulfil statutory and LEA requirements.


Before your child is due to start the school please visit us and place your child’s name on the list for future entrants. At this point you may wish to make an appointment for a preliminary look round the school.

All infants are invited to spend some time in school during the term before they start. There is a parents’ Induction evening in the Summer Term to meet the Headteacher and class teacher and talk about your child starting school. Parents and children are usually invited to a ‘cream tea’ afternoon to meet other parents, members of the PTA and for your child to be entertained by the older children.

The children start school in September, over a period of several days, with the Autumn-born children starting followed by the Spring-born and finally the Summer-born, when the class is then complete.

The 'staggered entry' enables the teacher to focus on individuals who may require more support at this important time.

Starting school for the first time brings with it new routines, social situations and experiences which can be very exhausting. The younger children continue part time until January according to the need.

It is a great help, particularly to the children’s confidence, if, by the time they start school, they are able to:

  • Go to the toilet without assistance
  • Use a knife, fork and spoon
  • Dress and undress themselves
  • Understand and obey simple verbal instructions.

On the first day of school it would be useful for you to bring your child into school and directly to the reception class. And for them to have with them:

  • A coat, clearly labelled with your child’s name
  • PE kit in a draw-string bag, all clearly labelled with your child’s name
  • A book bag
  • Fruit for morning playtime
  • A lunchbox, if they are having packed lunches, with favourite packed lunch items so that there is nothing new for them to cope with at lunchtime.


As is the case with all Local Education Authority maintained schools, all children follow the National Curriculum.  There are four core subjects - English, Mathematics, Science and Information Technology - and 6 further foundation subjects - Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art and Physical Education.  In addition it is compulsory to study Religious Education although it does not form part of the National Curriculum.  The school also teaches French using the county's  "Pilote" scheme.

How We Organise Learning


During the school year, each class’s work is planned around a series of subject-based topics, lasting half a term or a term.  The topics are organised so that all areas of the National Curriculum are included over the year.  Classroom displays focus on aspects of the topic and we try hard to make classroom work interesting and meaningful to children.  Pupils are also encouraged to bring items from home into school in order to enrich their topic work.  We hope children will experience memorable learning activities each week of their school life.

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