Notice Board

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

posted Sep 9, 2018, 2:03 AM by T Wright   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 9:30 AM ]

Thank you to all pupils and parents for your generosity with donating food items for Colchester Food Bank.
Some of the School Council pupils were very busy on Friday afternoon sorting all the items to ensure they were
ready for collection on Monday 24th September.  Colchester Food Bank would like to pass on their appreciation,
it really does make such a difference to the lives of many people.
Another huge thank you needs to go to Mr Lowe and Mr Andrews for giving up their time and bringing in the two tractors on Friday morning. It was 
lovely to see the reactions of the children as they came on to the playground and it really helped the pupils to link their learning about harvest
with the world around them.  
Last but not least thank you to Mr Easy who was kind enough to lead everyone through the Harvest Festival, it was very much appreciated by all 
those who attended.  The children and staff returned from the church full of enthusiasm.
We and our pupils are all very lucky to be part of such a kind and supportive community - thank you to everyone who contributed.

Uniform Shop

posted Jul 27, 2018, 4:30 AM by N Sirett   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 1:59 AM by T Wright ]

If you wish to purchase uniform at any time, please order online through your child's account.

If you have any queries regarding accessing your account, please do pop in 
to the school office and let them know.  

Online payments through SIMs Agora

posted Jul 6, 2018, 3:25 PM by N Sirett

We have changed our online payment system for parents. Our new system is SIMs Agora. All parents need to register for Agora and you can download further instructions here.

Parent Voice 'drop-in' - Wed 26th Sept 9.00a.m. in Schoolhouse

posted May 21, 2018, 12:40 AM by N Sirett   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 1:57 AM by T Wright ]

We would love to hear your views on what is important to you. Come along for a cup of tea or coffee, it is very informal and a great opportunity for us all to share our thoughts and ideas about how we can continue to do the very best for the children at Mersea Island School.
We look forward to seeing you.

WWII Memorial Assembly

posted Feb 25, 2018, 11:40 AM by N Sirett   [ updated Feb 25, 2018, 11:40 AM ]

WWII Plaque Unveiling Assembly

On Friday the 23rd February, 2018 children from Mersea Island School (Year 5 and Year 6) and visitors came to the unveiling of the memorial plaque. The plaque showed the names of all

 the people from Mersea Island Primary School who died in WWII. The brave soldiers were:

Alfred Butler

Ronald Chatters

Herbet Cudmore

Douglas Cutts

Eric Head

 George Hillaby

Owen Hewes

George Stoker

George Sampson

All these brave men helped Britain win the war by giving up their lives, this is why every one of them is named on the plaque. Elisha Gale (Alfred Butler’s great granddaughter) felt very emotional like many of us there. The plaque will remain in Mersea Island Primary School to remind students of the soldiers, many of who were not much older than they are now. We were honoured to be joined by the Mayor of Mersea who read us a famous poem about the war.

By Tilly Weber

Year 5

SOS Day - Friday 26th January

posted Jan 23, 2018, 2:13 AM by N Sirett

Please send in your donations of tins of tomato or chicken soup. See the letter below for further details.


posted Jan 23, 2018, 2:06 AM by N Sirett

Please see our latest newsletter

School Term Dates 2017-18

posted Feb 6, 2017, 2:47 AM by N Sirett

School term dates have been finalised for 2017-18.

OFSTED report grades school as good

posted Sep 5, 2016, 10:26 AM by N Sirett

The school has been graded as good in all areas following the recent OFSTED inspection. The report is very positive and reflects the hard work and commitment of all the staff and children and the support of parents and governors.


The report is very positive about many aspects of the school’s work and particularly highlights:

  • The quality of teaching and assessment
  • The good progress made by all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those with additional needs
  • The good behaviour of the pupils and how they respect their teachers and enjoy learning
  • The well-planned curriculum which allows children to learn about and appreciate their unique island location
  • The good start to school that children make in early years
  • The highly effective work of teaching assistants
  • The encouragement and support that the school gives to all pupils
  • The leadership and commitment of the governors in holding the school to account


There are two areas identified for the school to work on:

  • Ensuring a small number of the older children apply their knowledge to achieve the highest standards in written work
  • Occasionally moving children on to higher level work in maths more quickly

These areas will be reflected in the school development plan.

Round 2 of Lexden Cup Year 3/4 Junior Squash

posted Mar 11, 2016, 8:01 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 8, 2017, 5:10 AM ]

With a slightly jigged team Mersea again won every match against all three schools in round two. 

Stanway A       44-15
Tiptree             44-10
Langenhoe B   44-7

They scored points as  follows:

George   11-6 11-2 11-4
Henry         11-5 11-0 11-2
Amelie          11-1 11-2 11-1
Matilda         11-3 11-6 11-0

The children all played in really good spirit.
These results leave Mersea in the lead going into the final round next week.

The current standings are :

Mersea          220
Chappel         206
Stanway A     169
Stanway B     156
Langenhoe A 135
Langenhoe B 132
Fordham        121
Tiptree           121

Well done to you all.

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