Mereside CE primary is a medium sized school situated on the edge of Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire. The school has generous grounds and is adjacent to a large green space. At the heart of this area lies the mere which our school is named after. We are a local authority school although as a church school we are also supported and guided by the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education. Our ethos is based on Christian values whilst remaining sensitive to the range of cultures that form our school community.
The school was opened in September 2009 after an amalgamation between Springfield Infant School and Holy Cross Church of England School and currently has 307 pupils aged 4 to 11 and 11 classes. Since the school opened there has been an ongoing process of refurbishment and building resulting in the light, spacious and well equipped school we now have.
The school’s facilities include 11 fully equipped class bases, a library, Learning Lounge, meeting rooms, sports hall and separate dining and assembly hall. In addition we have our own school kitchens providing hot dinners every day to our pupils and members of the wider community including the elderly.
We share our site with private providers of before and after school care for school age children and a day care nursery.
The beautiful tree lined grounds are very spacious with two hard surfaced play areas and large playing fields. There are also two adventure trails, a garden, a Wildlife area and a Forest school area used by the children in their studies
Please note that Mereside Church of England Primary School and grounds are a no-smoking area.
Mereside CE News
- Bag 2 School
'Thank you' to everyone who filled a bag for the PTA fundraiser 'Bag 2 School'. A fantastic £76.00 has been raised for school funds.
- Plastic Bottles Update!
A huge 'Thank you' to everyone who sent in their empty 2 litre plastic bottles. We have received over our target of 1500 bottles and will begin building the greeenhouse before Easter.
- Comic Relief Red Noses!
From Monday 25th February, 2019 we are selling Red Noses. If your child would like to support the charity and join in the fun they can purchase their own Red Nose from the School Office at a cost of £1.25 per nose.
- Online Safety
The MOMO challenge is a particularly unpleasant 'challenge' which has managed to hack into a wide range of online games, video & social media sites displaying disturbing images & challenges. A link to the National Online Safety website is attached.
- World Book Day 2019
To celebrate 'World Book Day' on Thursday 7th March, 2019 children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character.
Latest School Events
- Year 5 & 6 School Choir Performance - Romany Wood25Mar2019
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ Theatre Severn
To celebrate the theatre's 10 year anniversary, our Year 5 & 6 children from the school choir will be taking part, along with children from other Shropshire Schools, in the Shrewsbury & District Primary Schools' Music Association production of 'Romany Wood'. The children will have rehearsals from 4.30pm with the performance starting at 7.00pm. Tickets for this event are available from the Theatre Severn Box Ofice; 01743 281281.
- Otters Class Swimming Lesson26Mar2019
9:00 am - 10:50 am @ Prestfelde School
Otters Class will be going to Prestfelde School for their weekly swimming lesson.
- KS1 Singing Festival Rehearsal - 'Space'27Mar2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am @ Belvidere Secondary School
Some of our Year 2 children are attending a rehearsal for their performance at the KS1 singing festival 'Space'.
- U11 Boys County Plate Football Tournament (Round 2)27Mar2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm @ Telford College (TCAT)
Our U11 boys football team are taking part in the second round of this tournament. This is the rescheduled event which was cancelled in January.
- KS1 Singing Festival Performance - 'Space'27Mar2019
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm @ Belvidere Secondary School
Some of our Year 2 children are taking part in the Shrewsbury & District Primary Schools' Music Association KS1 singing festival 'Space'.