Mere School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
194
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(16/3/17)
Full Report - All Reports
91%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 8% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 5% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 7% of schools in England) Average (About 64% of schools in England) Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 58% of schools in England) Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
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% pupils meeting the higher standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Springfield Road
Mere
Warminster
BA12 6EW
01747 860515

School Description

This is a smaller than average-sized one-form entry primary school set in a rural town. The school does not have or make use of any alternative provision. The vast majority of children come from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding, is broadly average. The proportion of pupils at school action, school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. Over the last two years the school has met and exceeded the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The number of pupils has remained relatively stable over the last three years. Since the previous inspection in February 2010 four new staff have joined the school and a new deputy headteacher has been appointed. The school is a training school for the Graduate Teacher Programme for the University of Gloucester and Dorset County Council. The headteacher is Chair of Wiltshire’s Primary Heads’ Forum.

News, Photos and Open Days from Mere School
Last update: 03 May 2019
OUTDOOR EDUCATION WEEK IN WALES

Children at Mere School enjoy a wide variety of activities outside the classroom as well as within it.

Mere School works hard to instill a love of learning and encourages every child to make the most of their talents - whether those are academic, creative or sporting. Support is provided at every level, enabling children to grow in confidence before they move up to Gillingham (Dorset) or other secondary schools.

As part of their learning outside the classroom, Mere's Year 5 have just returned from five days at Plas Pencelli, an outdoor activity centre in the Brecon Beacons. This now legendary residential trip has been a feature of life at Mere School for several years and continues to be a highlight of the school calendar.

Headteacher Catriona Willamson said, "It's something of a rite of passage for our children when they go to Pencelli. It's not somewhere local that they may have already visited with their parents - it's a four hour coach trip, which adds to the sense of adventure and excitement. They are away for the entire school week, not just a couple of days - the whole experience is fantastic for building their self confidence."

For those parents who were a little anxious about their child being away, any fears were (sometimes!) allayed by daily blog updates on the school's website. 

One post by teacher David Rich said how the sun had brought out the best in everyone, "despite the 2am knock on the door in the girls' suite with information from one of the girls that another 'was dead.' After some investigation, it appeared that the child in question was asleep." 

Reassured that the reports of a death were exaggerated, everyone enjoyed an unforgettable week and returned with memories which will stay with them for many years to come.

Tamsin, Mum to twins Molly and Poppy, said: "It's amazing how much personal confidence my girls have gained from the week away. When I see how they thrived in a totally new environment, it reassures me they are ready for the move up to Gillingham school next year."

Mere School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 65% Agree 23% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>65, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 69 responses up to 27-03-2017
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Figures based on 69 responses up to 27-03-2017

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Figures based on 69 responses up to 27-03-2017

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Figures based on 69 responses up to 27-03-2017

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Figures based on 69 responses up to 27-03-2017

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Figures based on 69 responses up to 27-03-2017

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Figures based on 69 responses up to 27-03-2017

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