Partnership with Merton Schools
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.
Attain is the partnership of Merton schools, working together with a philosophy of continuous improvement to achieve the best outcomes for all of our pupils. Attain’s vision is for Merton to be a place where every child and young person receive an excellent education where they consistently enjoy a rich curriculum and memorable experiences with abundant opportunities to flourish through engagement in their own personal development.