Merry Hill Infant School and Nursery

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Merry Hill Infant School and Nursery


Name Merry Hill Infant School and Nursery
Website http://www.merryhill.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 16 March 2009
Address School Lane, Bushey, WD23 1ST
Phone Number 02089502166
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 224 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.7
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 13.8%
Persisitent Absence 4.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Description of the school

The school serves the surrounding area of Bushey and is oversubscribed. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage join the Nursery, for morning or after afternoon sessions, from the September after their third birthday. They move into Reception in the September when they are four. Around two thirds of children progress from the Nursery into Reception, and about a third join the school at this point. At the age of seven, most pupils transfer to Ashfield Junior School. Four-fifths of pupils are white British, and a fifth are from a diversity of other ethnic heritages. Eighteen pupils speak English as an additional language but none is at an early stage. The percentage of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below the national average. Children often start school with skills that are well developed for their age, although this is not always the case. The school’s Active Mark and Investors in People awards were renewed in 2008. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate