Merton Bank Primary School

'Never less than our best'

Merton Bank Primary School, Roper Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ



Caring          Respect          Empathy          Courage          Resilience  

Subject leader: Miss Brussels


The aims of English are:

  • To enable children to speak clearly and audibly in ways which take account of their listeners
  • To encourage children to listen and to read with concentration in order to be able to understand the world around them
  • To develop children’s abilities to reflect on their own and others contributions and the language used
  • To develop confident, independent readers and writers through an appropriate focus on word, sentence and text level knowledge.
  • To encourage children to become enthusiastic and reflective readers and writers through enjoyable texts
  • To help children to value and enjoy speaking, reading and writing


Please refer to the English National Curriculum here for more detail of your child’s English expectations:



Handwriting and Presentation Policy

Writing Policy 

Reading Policy