Our School

Starting School at Merry Hill

We know that starting School is a very big step – for parents and children alike! We are delighted that you are going to be joining us and would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Merry Hill community. Your child is about to start a new and exciting chapter in their …

Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to Merry Hill Infant School and Nursery On behalf of all the staff I would like to welcome you to our website and to our school. At Merry Hill, we are extremely proud of the excellent relationships that exist between our pupils, staff, parents, governors and the wider community.  The power of partnership that …

Our School Vision

Our School Vision is at the heart of everything we do – from preparing lessons, to working with the children, to recruiting new staff, to improving our facilities. Vision The Merry  Hill School Vision is a simple statement of the type of school we wish to see.  In many aspects it is a reflection of …

History of the School

A potted history of Merry Hill School. Merry Hill is a school which is steeped in history. Its origins can be traced right back to the founding of the Bushey National Schools, as long ago as 1827. The current Merry Hill buildings are a mix of old and new. The main building dates from 1885. …

In Year Admissions

We know that starting School is a very big step – for parents and children alike! For admission to school outside the regular Admissions process – “In Year Admission” – information and links to the online application form can be found at: Hertfordshire Primary Schools In Year Admissions Where there are spaces in a year …

Nursery Admissions

Hertfordshire County Council has a duty to provide access to 15 hours a week of free early years provision for all three and four year olds. At Merry Hill, we have provision for 60 children in our Nursery: 30 in each of the morning and afternoon sessions. A child will be eligible for admission to the …

Reception Admissions

The adventure begins! Compulsory education for children starts at age 5. We have provision for 60 children in our two Reception classes. Children generally start school at Merry Hill in September of the school year in which they turn 5, but Hertfordshire now allows parents of summer born children to apply for a school place …

Ofsted

Merry Hill Infant School and Nursery was last inspected by Ofsted in 2009 and achieved ‘Outstanding’. Ofsted Inspectors said that Merry Hill was ‘Outstanding’ in every single one of the eight areas judged: Overall effectiveness of the school Effectiveness of the Early Years Foundation Stage Achievements and standards Personal development Teaching and learning Curriculum and …

Policies

Our Golden Rules

All of the children and adults are involved and we hope that you will become involved too by encouraging your child. We use Jenny Mosley’s model of Golden Rules, as a whole–school approach to enhancing self–esteem and positive behaviour and relationships within the school. The Golden Rules are the key to the whole approach. They outline …

Staying Safe

The staff and governors of Merry Hill Infant School take very seriously their duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. Merry Hill aims to: Create and maintain a safe learning environment for children. Identify where there are child welfare concerns and take action to address them (in partnership with other organisations where appropriate). …

How to find us

Merry Hill Infant School is just a short distance from Bushey Village. Please note that there is no parking on site for parents or visitors. The roads around the school are often congested so please allow time to park away from the school and finish your journey on foot when you come to visit.