We are a small secondary special school in the London Borough of Merton. Our Pupils have experienced a variety of issues within mainstream settings and all have either a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education and Health Care Plan.
Our pupils benefit from small classes and access to a range of GCSE qualifications, as well as the close relationships that are developed within a small setting where everyone knows each other and works together. We work closely with a range of professionals, with our own Safer Schools Officer on site twice a week, a Speech and Language therapist, Educational Psychologist and CAMHS worker are all based at Melrose on one day a week. All our pupils have access to 1:1 mentoring sessions that are overseen by our experienced Greenhouse Mentor, who is a full time member of staff, he also provides a holiday program for part of the school holiday periods.
We aim for all our pupils to leave school with a minimum of eight qualifications and progress to College, a Traineeship or Apprenticeship at the end of year 11. For pupils in year 10 and 11, we also have links with Colleges and alternative education providers that provide a range of vocational courses in Construction, Mechanics and Catering. Our curriculum offers both traditional GCSE courses and is enhanced by a range of Social Development Opportunities. These focus on pupils learning to work in groups and engage in a variety of activities to motivate and engage them in a positive learning culture, such as indoor rock climbing, ice skating, sound engineering and music production.
For more information about Melrose School, please contact Mandy Skinner at: Mandyskinner@melrose.merton.sch.uk
Head of Melrose
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