Members of staff at our school


The school is staffed by caring and experienced teachers who are ably supported by committed classroom assistants. Every adult in our school has a joint responsibility to ensure that we provide a quality education within a happy and secure learning environment.

The Senior Management Team

Liz Holmes - Headteacher
Jason Gathercole - Deputy Headteacher
Rachel Harper - EYFS and Key Stage 1 Manager
Ffion Carr - Assistant Headteacher & SENCo



Jason Gathercole

Rachel Harper

Ffion Carr

Fiona Brown

Sandra Richards

Amanda Mitchell

Jill Hudson

Lynsey Morfill

Richard Carr

Kate Thomas

Claire Hamer

Mitch Taylor

Victoria David


School Business Manager

Allison Edwards 

School Administrators

Carol Sambrook

Gaelan Hockenhull

Donna Coley - Friday AM


Site Managers

Keith Bradford

Teaching Assistants

Andrea Carswell

Sara Evans

Rachel Owen (HLTA)

Mel Clews (HLTA)

Calvin Hignett (Sport HLTA)

Laura Askew (Apprentice TA) 

Special Needs Teaching Assistants

Jo Pragg

Kim Russell

Lynne Wilde

Sarah Bainbridge

Diane Jones

Angela Ackers

Michelle Thomas

Esther Griffiths

Jade Hignett 

Victoria Howes

Sarah Morgan 

Jodie Braddock-Bould

Michelle Cork

 Lunchtime Supervisors

Donna Coley

Sarah Morgan

Terry Beeston

Jade Hignett

Angela Ackers

Jenny White

Esther Griffiths

Gemma Davidson

Tina Smith 

Laura Askew


Kitchen Staff

Amy Jackman (Cook)

Stacey Wilde (Asst. Cook)

Sandy Surridge

Claire Stevens

Estefania Cordoba Bueno



Cleaning Staff

Mark Turner (Cleaner in Charge)

Debbie Game

Kate Chadd

Jenny White

Yvonne James



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.
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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'.

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