School Policies


  • Online Safety Policy
  • Child Protection Policy During School Closure
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour - Peer on Peer Abuse Policy
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • NSPCC ChildLine Schools Service

  • SEND/Inclusion

  • Accessibility Plan
  • Essex Local Offer
  • Essex Inclusion Statement
  • Essex Inclusion Statement sign up form
  • Public Sector Equality Duty
  • SEND Inclusion Policy
  • SEND Information Report 2020-21
  • SEND Code of Practice

  • Admissions

  • Appeals Timetable
  • Admission Policy 2022-23
  • Admission Arrangements 2021-22
  • Admission Arrangements 2020-21
  • Essex Schools Admission Website

  • General

  • Attendance Policy
  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Charging and Remissions
  • Code of Conduct
  • Conduct During Coronavirus Pandemic
  • First Aid Policy

  • GDPR and Privacy Notices

  • Data Protection Policy
  • Freedom of Infomation and Publication Scheme
  • ICO Information Guide
  • Privacy Notice
  • Privacy Notice For School Workforce
  • Records Management Policy
  • Subject Access Request Policy

  • Online Safety

  • Parent Controls for the Internet
  • Social Networking Statement
  • Useful Information Web Link
  • Online saftey newsletter Issue 4
  • Online safety newsletter Issue 3
  • Online saftey newsletter Issue 2
  • Online saftey newsletter Issue 1

  • Remote Learning

  • Remote Education Policy
  • Remote Education Provision Policy

  • Berlesduna Academy Trust Policies and Information

  • Job Vacancies at Berlesduna Academy Trust
  • Berlesduna Academy Trust Accounts

  • Berlesduna Trust Behaviour Policy Amendment in response to COVID-19
  • Complaints Policy
  • Disability Equality Policy
  • Exclusion Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Pupil Premium Policy
  • Reasonable Force Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • School Information

  • Ofsted Report
  • School Prospectus
  • Governor Information

  • Meet our Governors
  • Register of Governors Business Interests
  • Merrylands Governing Body Appointments
  • Governing Body Attendance
  • Parent & Carers Information

  • DofE Exclusion Guidance Information
  • Encouraging Good Behaviour
  • School Calendar and Diary Dates
  • Snow Procedure
  • Uniform
  • COVID-19 Information

  • COVID19 Risk Assessment and Action Plan Sept 2021
  • Outbreak Management Plan Sept 2021
  • Covid-19 Catch up at Merrylands
  • Parenting During COVID-19
  • Parenting Teens During COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Family Guide
  • Learning at Home and Activity Ideas
  • Support for Pupils with ASD

  • Timetable for the Summer holidays
  • Coping Skills explanation
  • Coping Skills for Summer holidays
  • Dressing for the Weather
  • I Feel Hot
  • Useful Websites
  • Understanding a diagnosis
  • Mindfulness Challenges

  • Lunch Menus

    Revised menu - Due to the current situation hot and cold food will still be available, but it is a reduced menu but still compliant.

    Summer - Week 1
    Summer - Week 2

    Supporting and Learning Together Sessions

    SATs information

  • KS1 SATs
  • Phonics & Reading

  • Reception Phonics & Reading
  • Year 1 Phonics
  • KS1 Reading
  • LKS2 Reading
  • UKS2 Reading
  • Maths

  • Reception Maths
  • KS1 Maths
  • LKS2 Maths
  • UKS2 Maths
  • Parents Guide to Maths

  • Maths Workshop Parent Pack
  • Times Tables at Merrylands
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3 & 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Parents Guide to English

  • English Policy
  • Phonics & Reading Workshop Parent Pack
  • SPaG Glossary for Parents and Carers
  • The Big Write
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Letters and Sounds
  • Writing Workshop EYFS Parent Pack
  • Spellings

  • Helping Your Child with Spelling
  • Parents Help for Spellings
  • Yr1 and Yr2 Word List
  • Yr3 and Yr 4 Word List
  • Yr5 and Yr6 Word List
  • Parents Guide to Science

  • Science at Merrylands
  • Parents Guide to PSHE

  • RSHE Information
  • Personal, Social and Health Education Policy
  • Share your views through Parent View

    Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

    Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.

    When our school is notified of the next Ofsted inspection, parents/carers will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted's paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.

    Please register with an email address and a password at Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions about aspects such as bullying, the quality of teaching, level of homework, etc.

    Your views are important in helping inspectors decide about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.

    If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at the School Office.


    Pupil Premium and Sports Grant Funding

    What is The Pupil Premium Grant?

    The government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities 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 (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). 

    Three Year Pupil Premium Strategy Plan
    Annual Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

    Pupil Premium funding allocation 2021-2022
    Pupil Premium funding allocation 2020-2021 Evaluation
    Pupil Premium funding allocation 2020-2021
    Pupil Premium Evaluation 2019-2020

    Sports Premium

    The Government has allocated the Sports Premium Grant to support primary schools in providing more sports facilities and resources. They believe that sport should be given a higher priority in schools.

    PE and Sports Premium Information
    Report 2021 - 2022

    Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium 2020-2021

    2019 Results and Info

    Merrylands Primary School and Nursery 2019 Results

    DofE School Performance Table

    Curriculum Information

  • Promoting British Values
  • Curriculum Policy
  • Curriculum Trust Principles
  • The Recovery Curriculum 2020-21
  • The Recovery Curriculum 2021-22

  • National Curriculum Overview
  • Reception

  • It’s GOOD to be ME! Autumn Term 1
  • EYFS Curriculum
  • Year 1

  • Curriculum Map 2021-22
  • The New National Curriculum Year 1
  • Me and my Marvellous world! Autumn Term
  • Year 2

  • Curriculum Map 2021-22
  • The New National Curriculum Year 2
  • Colossal Castle - Autumn Term
  • Year 3

  • Curriculum Map 2021-22
  • The New National Curriculum Year 3
  • Rocking Through The Ages - Autumn Term
  • Year 4

  • Curriculum Map 2021-22
  • The New National Curriculum Year 4
  • Bug's life - Autumn Term
  • Year 5

  • Curriculum Map 2021-22
  • The New National Curriculum Year 5
  • The Mysterious Maya - Autumn Term 1
  • Year 6

  • Curriculum Map 2021-22
  • The New National Curriculum Year 6
  • Incredible Islands - Autumn Term