Aims & Ethos

Merton Court School Aims are:

To inspire a passion for learning, through excellent teaching and outstanding personal achievement.


To create a unique family ethos, in an atmosphere of warmth, trust and friendliness with the highest quality of pastoral care.


To promote traditional values in a safe, exciting and stimulating environment, giving each individual child the best possible start to their life story.


To develop children with clear opinions and a ‘go for it’ attitude, ready to take their place as global citizens, through the excellent provision of extensive enrichment activities and opportunities.


“Head, hand, heart” is central to the ethos of Merton Court School. We believe this incorporates a holistic approach to the development of the whole child. Our broad based curriculum is built upon a programme of intellectual and physical stimulation alongside emotional and spiritual well-being. Our community is warm and caring in a buzzy atmosphere. Above all our staff and pupils know each other very well.


Merton Court actively promotes the fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs. These are interpreted, for our youngest children, as learning right from wrong; learning to take turns and share; and challenging negative views and stereotypes. We do not promote views and theories that are contrary to established scientific or historical evidence and explanations. British values are reflected in our personal, social and emotional development policy and in statements on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


Should you wish to contact the main proprietor D Price, he may be contacted at Merton Court School, 38 Knoll Road, Sidcup, Kent. DA14 4QU. Tel: 020 8300 2112/Mob 07885 303900