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Firework Display 2017

posted Nov 19, 2017, 4:20 AM by N Sirett

Go to the FOMISA page to see some amazing footage of our firework display. Thank you to everyone who came. We raised over £2000.

30 hours free childcare - important information

posted Nov 3, 2017, 11:18 AM by N Sirett   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 11:22 AM ]

Whether you already access 30 hours free childcare for a child in nursery, or you are considering applying, you need to act now. The deadline for applying for next term is 30th November. If you are already using the 30 hours, you  need to confirm that your details are up to date every 3 months. You can do this through your childcare account. You can find further information here.

High Tide, Low Tide, Clean Tide

posted Aug 30, 2017, 2:24 AM by N Sirett

Have you seen Sammy the Seal out and about on the island during Mersea Week? Sammy was created by the children as part of our High Tide, Low Tide, Clean Tide project.

Air Ambulance Visit - 29th June

posted Jun 23, 2017, 1:01 AM by N Sirett   [ updated Jun 25, 2017, 7:52 AM ]

Don't forget to bake some cakes for our bake sale to raise funds for the Air Ambulance on Thursday. The helicopter is landing at 3.30pm on the field. There will be souvenirs to buy and a chance to see the helicopter close up. See further information attached.

Year 1 boat day

posted Jun 16, 2017, 9:12 AM by N Sirett   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 9:13 AM ]

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.

Year 3/4 Squash team start strongly

posted Mar 4, 2016, 8:15 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 8, 2017, 5:11 AM ]

March 4th

Mersea School fielded a year 3/4 team of George , Henry , Amelie  and Charlotte  in round 1 of the Lexden Inter schools competition.
The children were all really well behaved, and they won all their matches, to leave Mersea in a really strong position for round 2 of 3 next Friday.

Mersea won against Fordham Heath 44-9 and Stanway B team 44-8.

George won both matches 11-0 11-2
Henry won both matches 11-0 11-5
Amelie won both matches 11-2 11-1
Charlotte won both matches 11-7 11-0

A great demonstration of Mersea's developing strength in junior squash, reflected in the scores.
Well done to you all.

Bronze for Mersea in Essex School Games

posted Feb 21, 2016, 7:25 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 8, 2017, 5:13 AM ]

ESSEX has been praised and heralded by Sports Minister Tracey Crouch for including squash in the annual Schools Games event…the only county in the country to do so.


The partnership between Off The Wall Squash Academy based in Colchester and organising body Active Essex combined to stage a thrilling tournament at the Colchester Garrison with Year 5 and Year 6 players from 12 different School teams in action.

The popularity of squash is growing fast, due in no small part to innovative schools’ coaching programs being rolled out by the Off The Wall Squash Academy, mirrored by several other coaches in the county including Paul Allen at Lexden Squash Club.

After three hours of thrilling competition Mersea year 6 team of Max , Ellis , Lara  and Madison  finished in bronze medal position narrowly missing silver by just 6 points. Lara notably won all of her 6 matches in dominating style.

In the year 5 section Mersea sent a new team for experience and they did not disappoint. This team consisted of Matthew , Aimee  & Felicity. In addition Henry  (Year 4) stepped in at the eleventh hour to replace boy number 2 position. Henry although he had only played on a squash court once stepped up to the plate and showed why he was selected to play, showing natural talent and determination, a great starting point. All the team members grew in confidence during the tournament and placed 5th in the year 5 category.

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