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Mersea Island School


Celebrating good news!


I am delighted to announce that our recent Ofsted inspection at Mersea Island School has now been published, with the conclusion that we are a ‘Good’ school, under the new Section 5 Inspection Framework.  This is a reflection of all the hard work, high standards and resilience of our amazing pupils, staff and governors. 


As you will see, the report is highly complimentary and reflective of the wealth of positive comments and feedback we received throughout the two days of inspection.  I could not be prouder of all that we have achieved, as a whole school community.  It was truly wonderful to hear the inspectors praising all the progress which has been made since the last inspection.


Today we also received correspondence from the Head of Education and Early Years and also the Director of Education and the Assistant Director of Education congratulating us on our ‘recent strong inspection report’ and celebrating the many strengths of our school.


‘The school’s values of ‘community, aspiration, respect and enjoyment’ are woven through the heart of school life.’


‘Pupils live up to the school’s vision that ‘every child has the capacity to be successful.’


‘Pupils feel safe in school. Pupils know there are adults they can talk to if they have any worries. Their teachers look after them well.’


‘Leaders have developed an engaging curriculum that builds pupils’ knowledge over time. The curriculum makes imaginative use of the school’s unique island setting. Leaders focus on providing an ambitious curriculum right from the start.’


‘The curriculum has been designed to give children in Nursery and Reception a secure foundation across all areas of learning.’


‘The reading curriculum is a strength of the school. Staff have expert knowledge to teach reading.’


‘Pupils love reading.’


‘There are clear systems for identifying pupils with SEND. Leaders ensure that effective support is put in place. Staff know pupils’ needs well.’


‘Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. On the playground, pupils play happily together. Staff have clear, high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Pupils know what these expectations are. Pupils listen and concentrate well.’


‘There is a wide range of after-school clubs, which helps pupils to develop their talents and interests.’


‘Staff are proud to work at the school.’


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for your continued support; we are very lucky to be part of such a wonderful school community.



Please click here to view our latest Ofsted report. 

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