Remote Learning due to Covid-19
Our revised Remote Learning Policy may be found in the ‘Policies’ section of our website.
We have carefully considered how to engage children in enjoyable learning, during any ’ Lockdown’.
We aim to ensure all children make the progress they would make while in school ; and to help parents support their children whilst they master hybrid or remote learning.
If a year group ‘bubble’ is required to go home or if we are required by Government to comply with a full lockdown, we provide a mixture of daily (3-5 hours) live and recorded , form teacher and specialist subject, online sessions.
Along with this , we supervise one to one reading and support individuals and groups, with oral and written work, using live communication with children (and where required, their parents).
Textbooks, printed materials and exercise books are sent home regularly, in order to further support this online learning.
All children in Year 6 are given the opportunity to be School Prefects and to help with the day-to-day running of the school. Secondary selective tests take place in the first month of Year 6 and our children are fully prepared for these. Parents are invited to discuss secondary school options with both the Headmaster and Form teachers. Year 6 children are involved in many fund raising activities both in school and in the wider community as well as considering their preparations for Year 6 SATS. Homework continues to be an integral part of school life and a SATS Prediction Evening is held for both pupils and parents in the Spring Term. After the SATS in May, Year 6 participate in two weeks of Challenge and Enrichment. A residential trip to Spain in the summer term is a chance for the children to use their Spanish knowledge, along with experiencing Spanish life, food and culture. The term culminates in a Senior School Production where Year 6 lead this great event of singing, dancing and drama. All Year 6 children transfer to a wide range of secondary schools in Bexley and adjoining boroughs.
Our Leaver’s list are available on this website, as evidence of the success of our pupils through dedication to task and academic rigour.
Our pupils sit the annual Government Key Stage 2 SATS.
Our pupils that achieved at the expected standard are as follows:
Reading 98% (73% National Average – 2019)
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling 100% (78% National Average – 2019)
Maths 100% (79% National Average – 2019)
Writing 98% (78% National Average – 2019)
In the Times ‘Top Independent Preparatory Schools in England’ Merton Court achieved Rank #40 which was up on the previous year of #44
We are very proud of all of our Year 6 leavers’ and particularly those who achieved excellent results at secondary school entrance (including scholarship awards). For more information click here.