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At Merefield School, we believe that it is every child's entitlement to achieve all that they are capable of achieving.  We will strive to create opportunities for all our pupils to shine, to show us what they can do and hopefully to surprise themselves by discovering new talents and abilities.  Merefield School is built on shared values of respect, fairness and hard work.

We have the highest possible expectations for all our children and young people and through providing the appropriate care, support and challenge, seek to help every child to meet them.

We want all our pupils to aspire to be the best that they can be and to discover more in themselves than they thought possible.  We offer a rich and varied curriculum to cater for the wide variety of interests and needs within the school, which promotes independence, self esteem and achievement for all.

Key People


Jo Sharpe - Headteacher and designated safeguarding lead (DSL)

Katy Calder - Deputy headteacher and SENCO

If you have a query, you can contact us here:

Merefield School, Westminster Drive, Ainsdale, PR8 2QZ.

The School Day - 36 hours

Pupils arrive at 9.00 am.

Morning registration 9-9.15am.

Morning sessions - 9.00am until 12.00 pm

Lunch and playtime - 12pm until 1.30pm

Afternoon registration - 1.15-1.30pm.

Afternoon sessions - 1.30pm until 3pm

Dismissal - 3pm - 3.20pm


Merefield School was inspected on 4th and 5th June 2019 and was rated outstanding.

A full copy of the most recent Ofsted report can be found at the link below: 


All of Merefield's previous Ofsted reports can be found at the link below:

School Prospectus