Merstone School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
148
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

Outstanding
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(26/09/2023)
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89%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating
7.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
41.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
4.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
53.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
1.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.5%
Pupils with SEN support
Windward Way
Smith's Wood
Birmingham
B36 0UE
01217171040

School Description

Parents, staff and pupils all describe Merstone School as like a family. Pupils are looked after and learn well. Pupils enjoy coming to school. Staff know them well. The school has very high expectations for pupils. They have put a new curriculum in place so that these expectations are met. The school builds positive and effective relationships with pupils’ families. Parents attend workshops and coffee mornings, learn how to use their child’s communication aids and work with the family support team if they need help. Pupils are supported exceptionally well. Behaviour is very well managed and pupils are taught to identify and manage their emotions well. Pupils learn about positive relationships and how to keep healthy in an age-appropriate way. This prepares pupils well for adulthood. The school understands that pupils may need additional help to manage puberty. It provides exceptional teaching, care and support to make sure that pupils learn about positive relationships and how to keep safe. Pupils know they are appreciated and valued. They are supported to have a voice. Pupils are encouraged to express their opinions, and these views are listened to by staff. The school council makes suggestions to improve the school. Governors and the headteacher consider these suggestions carefully.

Merstone School Parent Reviews



86% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 70% Agree 19% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 65% Agree 22% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>65, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 38% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 76% Strongly Agree 3% Agree 5% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 5% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>76, "strongly_agree"=>3, "agree"=>5, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 35% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 14% Strongly Agree 49% Agree 24% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>14, "strongly_agree"=>49, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 59% Agree 24% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 27% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 27% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 24% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 59% Agree 22% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 49% Agree 24% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>49, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Strongly Agree 51% Agree 35% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023
Yes 86% No 14% {"yes"=>86, "no"=>14} Figures based on 37 responses up to 29-09-2023

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