Reception New-Intake Tours

We will be holding new-intake tours for children who will be starting Reception in September 2024. These tours will take place at 5:30pm on:

Tuesday, 17th October
Thursday, 9th November
Wednesday, 22nd November
Thursday, 7th December
Tuesday, 9th January at 4.30pm

Please contact or call: 01268 417893 to book your tour.

A Parent's Guide to The Reception at Merrylands Primary School 2022/23
Welcome to Merrylands Primary School

Welcome to Merrylands Primary School and Nursery

Here at Merrylands Primary School and Nursery, we believe passionately in the importance of recognising every pupil as a unique individual. We nurture the growth of the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, morally and physically celebrating all achievement in a safe, caring and creative environment.

We believe a happy child will be a successful child and work to ensure every child enjoys school and achieves. We do this by providing the best teaching and learning experiences that we can through an exciting and engaging curriculum.

As a school, we are always looking for new ways to improve and grow. Our staff, coupled with supportive parents and governors, contribute greatly to our school. We all work together with a common goal, to ensure that our children have a sense of worth and achieve their full potential in their learning to enhance their own life chances and aspirations in their primary years.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require further information.

Mrs R Robinson

We are delighted to announce that the Federation of Canewdon Endowed (C of E) VC Primary School and St Nicholas (C of E) VC Primary School seek to join the Berlesduna Multi-Academy Trust. Both schools have applied to the Regional Schools Commissioner seeking agreement for a proposal for both schools to convert to academies within the Berlesduna Multi-Academy Trust. We will keep you updated on this exciting proposal and look forward to welcoming both schools in to our Berlesduna family.

Rights Respecting School Health School  


  • 1st December
  • 24th November
  • 17th November
  • 10th November
  • 3rd November

  • School Term Dates

    School Term Dates 2023-24

    Inset Days 2023/24

    4th September 2023
    30th October 2023
    24th May 2024
    22nd - 23rd July 2024