Notice Board

Awards Evening - Tuesday 23rd July

posted Sep 9, 2018, 2:03 AM by T Wright   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 8:48 AM ]

Please note, awards evening will be on Tuesday 23rd July for all years from 6.30pm - 8pm
You will be notified if your child will be receiving an award by Friday 5th July.
All pupils are expected to wear smart school uniform.  There will be refreshments 

Uniform Shop

posted Jul 27, 2018, 4:30 AM by Old Head   [ 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 Pay

posted Jul 6, 2018, 3:25 PM by Old Head   [ updated Jul 3, 2019, 7:46 AM by Trevor Wright ]

We have an online payment system for parents. Our system is SIMs Pay. All parents need to register for SIMs Pay and you can download further instructions here.

Year 6 - Leaver's assembly

posted May 21, 2018, 12:40 AM by Old Head   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 8:52 AM by T Wright ]

There will be a special Year Six Leaver's assembly on Tuesday 23rd July at 9.15am in the School Hall.
If you have a child moving on to secondary school, we would love for you to join us. 
You do not need a ticket and everyone is welcome.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

WWII Memorial Assembly

posted Feb 25, 2018, 11:40 AM by Old Head   [ 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 Old Head

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 Old Head

Please see our latest newsletter


posted Feb 6, 2017, 2:47 AM by Old Head   [ updated Mar 10, 2019, 3:48 AM by T Wright ]

OFSTED report grades school as good

posted Sep 5, 2016, 10:26 AM by Old Head

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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