Perseid School

St Helier Community Cluster

Perseid School is a founder member of the St Helier Community Cluster, a network of four schools, St Teresa’s, Malmesbury and Abbotsbury Primary Schools, alongside Perseid Lower School.

All four schools share common aspects reflecting the community that we serve, including:

  • A constantly evolving cultural mix
  • Areas of high deprivation
  • High mobility
  • Low attainment and low aspirations in white working class families.

Our Priniciples and Aims

The St Helier Cluster ascribes to the broader Merton Primary “Attain” principles and aims.

In addition we are guided by the principle of wanting to work together to serve the St Helier community in order that our pupils have the opportunity to and experience of giving something back to their own communities, which will in turn strengthen those communities.

We are committed to providing educational opportunities that support pupils’ mental health and enrich and enhance the long term prospects for our pupils and our community and raise aspirations with and for our young people.

We anticipate that through working together we will strengthen community cohesion and help to break down barriers.

Our Partnership Actions

  • We write a yearly Action Plan which defines our community activities for that period
  • We recognise the value of using the arts as a vehicle for achieving our principles and aims

Our Action Plan for the Academic Year 2018/19

Autumn Term 2019: St Helier Cluster carol singing at Merton Civic Centre in aid of the Mayors charities.

Spring Term 2020: Blues and Roots day-long workshop for 20 pupils from each school, including presentation to parents.

Summer Term 2020: Annual sports event to be held on the field at Perseid Upper School.


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