Leaders are passionate about ensuring that all pupils, regardless of their background or special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), achieve their full potential. In their words, they aspire to ‘level the playing field’. Pupils successfully build detailed knowledge and skills as they get older. They thoroughly enjoy high-quality learning that is carefully planned and sequenced in all subjects. Teaching excites and engages pupils, promoting interesting discussions.
For example, in art, pupils have recently developed their skills through a whole-school global art project. Their vibrant work, beautifully displayed around the school, reflects the global influences and relevant issues they discussed, as well as their technical abilities and their attention to detail. Teachers accurately understand how much pupils know and learn because they use assessment very well. As a result, pupils receive work that challenges them to really think. Leaders are striving to ensure that teachers have excellent subject knowledge in every single subject. Close work with other schools in the trust allows expertise to be effectively shared.
Mrs Fletcher is our Assistant Head and Curriculum Lead
"Dear Mrs Gregori,
We wanted to let you know how impressed we have been with the students at Bletchingley Village Primary School. Our team at Merstham Library have thoroughly enjoyed each class visit this term. The students were so engaged and enthusiastic about the library and the books. We were impressed with the intelligent questions we were asked and their class behaviour in a public place was exlempary. We have discussed regular visits for Years 3 and 5, including topic specific visits with the teachers. We look forward to welcoming the students again soon."
Samantha Ball, Merstham Library
Some quotes from some of our children:
- "The teachers are really kind"
- "We get to do lots of outdoor learning because we have loads of outdoor space"
- "I like using the laptops"
- "We have lots of grounds to play in"
- "The teachers give you lots of support"
- "We have fun lessons"
- "We do lots of different activities"
- "We get to do a lot of PE"
- "The games are really fun"
- "The food is really nice"
- "We have a great selection of books"
- "I really like the teachers"
- "I like cooking things on the fire in forest school"
- "I like eating lunch outside"
- "I love doing gymnastics with Chris"
- "We get rewarded for good behaviour"