A message from the Headteacher
Welcome to the Merton Abbey Primary School website. I am delighted that you want to find out more about us.
Our vibrant school has stood at the centre of our local community for over one hundred years. We are proud to serve South Wimbledon. It’s dynamic and diverse - just like London. We are lucky to live in the one of the world’s greatest cities and we are keen to connect our children to its cultural riches.
Our school motto is ‘Working hard and caring for each other’. We teach children the value of working hard and succeeding so they can achieve everything that they are capable of - now, in secondary school and in their adult life.
As well as encouraging hard work, we also believe that caring for each other is crucial for the development of our pupils and our school. Helping others to succeed is embedded in everything we do. It informs the way we teach and is at the heart of the way our children learn, both in the classroom and the playground. Understanding others, and seeing the value of helping them flourish, makes life rich and rewarding for everyone.
Ofsted graded our school good in all areas in May 2019. Here are some positive comments from that report:
“The headteacher and leaders, together with governors, have established a clear vision for improvement and set high standards for all pupils. Well-focused teamwork has secured good leadership, teaching and pupils’ achievement.”
“Pupils contribute well in lessons because they have strong relationships with staff and each other. They are comfortable sharing their ideas and asking questions. They work enthusiastically in pairs and groups and enjoy supporting each other in their learning.”
“Pupils are polite, courteous and welcoming to visitors. They conduct themselves well throughout the day, for example in lessons, assemblies and at breaktimes and lunchtimes.”
We are pleased that Ofsted recognises us as a good school and we are determined to improve our school even further. In 2019, our we had higher than national proportions of Year 6 children achieving the higher standard [Greater depth] in the Reading, Grammar Punctuation and Spelling and Mathematics tests. We are determined to keep improving our academic record.
We understand that children need a rich and varied range of opportunities to learn so we have great relationships within our local community and beyond. We have a long standing partnership with Kings’ College school whose secondary pupils are currently running reading clubs for our pupils. Our pupils make regular Friday afternoon visits to the older residents of Trellis House and, in return, the residents visit the school for special performances. We want the children to participate actively in their local community: to know that they can be agents of change and a force for good. We have a strong link with the Polka Theatre. Our children are frequent visitors, and they run an After School club for us. We also visit Wick Court Farm in Gloucestershire every year, where our pupils get a real first-hand experience of working on a farm and learn where their food comes from.
We hope you will find the information on our website useful but we encourage visits from prospective parents and members of staff. You can make a visit by calling Mrs Jackson or Mrs Sutton at the school office.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school.