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Melbury College

Melbury College

A partnership that includes Melrose Secondary & Primary Schools, Canterbury Campus, Lavender Campus, Whatley Campus and Cobham Court.

Welcome from Headteacher

Melrose School is a specialist Primary and Secondary School in the London Borough of Merton for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs. Our Pupils have experienced a variety of issues in their previous educational settings and all have an Education and Health Care Plan to support the delivery of meeting their needs.

Pupils at Melrose benefit from high quality teaching within small classes and access to a range of GCSE and equivalent qualifications, as well as the close relationships that are developed within a small setting where everyone knows each other and works together. We work with a range of professionals including having our own Safer Schools Officer on site three a week, a Speech and Language therapist, Educational Psychologist, a range of therapists including Nordoff Robbins and Jigsaw4u who 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.

Our intent is for all our pupils to leave school ready to move in to the next phase of their lives with a range of qualifications, progressing on to College, a Traineeship or Apprenticeship at the end of year 11. For pupils in year 10 and 11, we also have links with alternative education providers that provide a range of vocational courses in Construction, Mechanics and Catering as well as our own in house Barbering and Motor Vehicles programmes.

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 to develop key life skills in line with the SKILLS-BUILDER Programme including communication, team-work and leadership and are engaged in a variety of activities to motivate 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 Alex Leng at: aleng@melbury.merton.sch.uk

Alex Leng

Head of Melrose School