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We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK, other realms & territories is unparalleled & we thank her for her service. MPS will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our whole school community.


MPS is currently looking for a Project Officer - Chelsea Champion to deliver pastoral, wellbeing and diversionary activities that aim to enhance emotional wellbeing and resilience in our students.


New blog - Sufian Sadiq () from discusses the importance of addressing the ethnic disparities that exist within the teaching profession.Read his thoughts, first published in , here:


A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning. Would you like a where you can be part of a team who make a difference every day? Find out from Lisa about becoming part of the GLF community


We currently have a number of fantastic opportunities for LSAs, a Cover Supervisor, and Learning Resource Centre Coordinator to join our team at Merstham Park School. Please click on the link below to take you to our website.


We currently have a number of fantastic opportunities to join our team at Merstham Park School. Please click on the link below. More vacancies will be live on our website very soon!


There was a huge celebration this week on the site of our new home: the last of the 178 modules was put into place. The Department of Education, McAvoy, Mr Ward and Mr Garner took our Head and Deputy Head Boys and Girls to have a look around - only one and a half terms to go!


Mr Chaloner, Mr Ward and Mr Garner had a sneak preview of the inside of our new home today. Highlights included the Dance Studio and Fitness Suite, the Sports Hall and the roofs full of solar panels which will enable MPS to be a low carbon school.


We are very excited to be able to share with you the progress that has been made on our new home in the last 2 weeks. Please click here to view the work and also some fantastic moon rises and weather patterns:


Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Open Evening and to our amazing staff who made the event really special. We have a few spaces left on our Open Morning on Thurs 21 Oct and due to popular demand, we have added Tues 19 Oct. Email to book.


The gates have opened to our 2021 Open Evening. We hope you enjoy seeing how MPS ignites a passion for learning in all our students.


Less than 1 hour before we open the gates. Our hard working staff are busy making sure that the evening is a great success. Mrs Eckershall has instruments galore in Music, Miss Mosley has experiments in Science, Mr Walker brings colour to Maths, and there is also a tent..!


With just 2 hours to go, Mr Ward is rehearsing his presentation, Mrs Harkness and Mr Tunbridge are putting the finishing touches to their Art displays and Mr Martin is preparing a demonstration in DT. We cant wait to see you at our Open Evening (5-8pm)


With less than 3 hours to go, all staff at MPS are on hand to make tonight's Open Evening really special. We are really looking forward to seeing Year 6 children and their families


Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening for Year 6 children and their families. There is no need to book: please just come along and join us between 5pm and 8pm. The Head of School will be delivering talks at 5.15, 6.15 and 7.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to MPS.


Only 4 more sleeps....


On National Teaching Assistants Day, we wanted to thank our wonderful team of LSAs who work so hard to support and improve the learning outcomes of our students. Thank you to Miss Hardy, Mrs Mahmood, Miss Tattershaw, Miss Aguirre, Miss Lynch, Miss Stocks & Miss Gibbons.



Building work has begun on our brand new home and we are all very excited:


Exciting news on the developments of our new home!!

Posted on: 20/02/2023

MPS awarded GOLD Artsmark

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MPS is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded Artsmark Gold. This has been a collaborative effort across Art, Photography, Drama, Music, DT and Food to bring together the wide range of activities and opportunities for the students both in and outside of the classroom. This award is provided by The Arts Council and demonstrates the quality of provision for our students in the Arts Faculty. This journey has been taking place since we opened in 2018 and we have been documenting our progress as we have grown in capacity and moved to the new building. 

The feedback noted:

'Despite encountering the challenges associated with your significant school expansion; the pandemic; and the tragic passing of your head teacher during your Artsmark journey, you have clearly maintained your firm commitment to offering your pupils a rich arts and culture curriculum, and recognise its important contribution to their well-being. Some of your plans were inevitably stymied by Covid, but we commend your commitment to continuing to offer young people opportunities to participate in interactive, online arts experiences and an arts 'Challenge of the Week' as part of your remote learning offer. Through your Artsmark journey, you have enhanced your arts provision by embedding visits to arts and culture venues, including the National Gallery and Tate Modern; and providing extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, such as art, Lego, film, drama, podcasting and yarn-bombing (!) clubs. Students enjoy regular opportunities to showcase their work in your annual dance show, instrumental concerts, and the Merstham Park School talent show. You've expanded your vocational offer by introducing music technology at Key Stage 4. Links with Reigate and Surrey College are highlighting arts destination opportunities for students beyond Key Stage 4 – we would have loved more detailed exemplification of this work to deepen our understanding of its effects. Despite installation delays and inevitable snagging issues, with further training for staff to acquire specialist skills planned, your move from temporary accommodation into a new building with spaces dedicated to specialist arts provision (including an art room with ceramics and photography facilities; a music room with studio spaces; drama studio; IT suite with CAD and 3D printing facilities) has future-proofed high quality arts facilities for your students and helping them to learn new techniques. Your collegiate approach to the teaching of the Arts is ensuring consistency of provision and pedagogy across drama, design and technology, art and music, and staff work together to integrate arts and culture education into other curriculum subjects. Cross-curricular links made through, for example, your Shakespeare Week, World Book Day, Black History Month and topics such as 'World Culture' and 'Our Local Community,' are raising the profile of the Arts with all stakeholders and the community. You are seeing the value of the Arts in fostering students' personal, social, and emotional development through your partnerships with the local nursing home and youth centre. You have made a positive start to sharing your good practice through your inks with local primary schools which have increased access for younger children to specialist equipment and teaching. Your Arts Leader's role as a senior QCA moderator is supporting the work of other Surrey schools. Going forwards, your school is in a good position to continue to advocate for the Arts, and to find ways to grow your sphere of influence, within and beyond your Trust. We look forward to hearing how your delivery of Arts Award Bronze supports students' personal progression within the Arts. For the future, you could consider developing your mechanisms for capturing student voice and giving young people further agency by involving them at a deeper level in the planning of a wider range of authentic arts and culture experiences. For example, an Arts Council could steer choices about visiting arts practitioners, extra-curricular arts opportunities, and visits to arts venues, and afford pupils increased decision-making power. We wish you every success with your first set of GCSE results and look forward to hearing how you continue to grow uptake in arts subjects.'

Congratulations on your Artsmark Gold Award!

A huge thank you to everyone in the MPS Arts Faculty team