Mere School operates 7 classes. Classes and staffing issues are constantly addressed.
Mere School was judged by OFSTED in September 2007 as a 'good school with outstanding features’. The current staff are very supportive of each other and work well as a team in facing many changes and challenges that have arisen.
The school is a modern building on an attractive site. It benefits from the use of the large playing fields for sport and a larger hall for gymnastics and dance. Our pupils also enjoy hot lunches from our school kitchen. Our school presently consists of 7 well equipped classrooms and a Specialist Learning Centre, a library and 2 halls – which are used for assemblies and other events, an ICT suite, as well as offices and staff room.
The school grounds consist of a hard playing surface and a grassed area with a good variety of play equipment for all ages. There is also a quiet area, reception play area, garden and a pond, which is used for educational purposes, much of which has been provided by our very active Friends Association from their fund raising activities.
v Create a caring and happy environment in which all pupils will have the desire, commitment and confidence to learn in preparation for a rapidly changing society.
v To affirm and respect every individual and their property irrespective of gender, religious beliefs, and social, ethnic or economic background or ability.
v To develop the confidence and ability to think imaginatively and to use questioning and problem solving skills.
v To offer a rich and stimulating environment, access to high quality modern resources and provide a high quality of education through a broad and balanced curriculum and a range of extra-curricular activities.
v To enrich the curriculum by ensuring that all pupils visit a museum, a live theatre/pantomime performance and experience a residential school visit.
v To create a culture of high expectations to enable each pupil to achieve his/ her absolute best at an appropriately high standard.
v To encourage a community based on the values of courtesy, morality, consideration, respect, generosity, forgiveness and fairness.
v To give children the confidence to make their own decisions, provide opportunities for them to take responsibility and to encourage independent learning.
v To teach all pupils to swim at least 25 metres.
v To encourage parents and carers to support pupils with their learning by providing them with information relating to broad learning objectives and activities to be taught in advance.
v To enjoy school.