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  • Virtual Open Event - Year 7 (Sep 2021)

    Published 12/03/20


    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to invite prospective pupils and parents in to school to observe  what makes Mercia School such a special place to learn. 

    From the week commencing Monday 21st September, we will release a range of material on this page to help illustrate what life is like for pupils, parents and staff at the school. We hope the content will enable you to make an informed decision, as Mercia School is different to other schools. 

    Mercia School follows the admissions process in Sheffield, like every other school. If you have any questions about the school, please email

    To apply for a place at Mercia School, one of the city's most over-subscribed schools in 2019/20, go to Sheffield City Council’s website:







    Pupil Experiences - Click to view more videos
    Prue Leith Visits Mercia!



    Mercia Does University Challenge



    Status Quo Drummer, Jeff Rich, Visits Mercia!



    Cross Country 2018-19



    Mercia: Excellence Through Enrichment





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  • Lift Off! Launching the 2019-20 Academic Year

    Published 23/10/19

    As we approach the end of our first half-term, I thought it might be useful to summarise some key moments and achievements in a brief blog post.

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  • Mercia School Open Days 2019

    Published 10/09/19
    Saturday 28th September 2019 10am - 12pm Sunday 29th September 2019 10am - 12pm Monday 30th September 2019 6pm - 8pm All events will take place at Mercia School. Please come and find out abo
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  • The Benefits of Quizzing and Low-Stakes Testing

    Published 03/04/19

    Adam Brown, Head of Mathematics, shares his thoughts on why quizzing and low-stakes testing has a really positive impact on pupil's learning, self-esteem and confidence levels. 

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  • Mercia School Diaries: Ben Drury (Head of French)

    Published 21/02/19
    I’ve taught French around the country. I’ve loved every single school I’ve worked in for myriad reasons. Sometimes it’s the colleagues: against adversity there’s a “us against the world” mentality that knits
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  • Mercia Moments Christmas Showcase - Total Respect and Pride

    Published 21/12/18
    I have just arrived home from a really magical evening. Our ‘Mercia Moments Christmas Showcase’ was everything I hoped it would be. It was like the Royal Variety, just with less ventriloquists and acrobats! Oh… and no Prince Harry.
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  • Our Open Events - No Frills!

    Published 02/10/18
    On 29 September – 01 October, we hosted three Open Events for prospective families considering which school would be right for their child in September 2019.  I would like to place on record my thanks to families considering Mercia School,
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  • Mercia School Open Events

    Published 13/09/18
    Saturday 29th September 2018                               Sunday 30th September 2018 Monday 1st October 2018 10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00
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  • Our Building

    Published 23/07/18

    We are really proud of our new building. Click here to view some images.

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  • Meeting Our Pupils

    Published 10/07/18

    Ms. Hollingsworth has written passionately about meeting parents over the last few weeks. I wish to echo the sentiments of her post; meeting families has been rewarding, fulfilling, and incredibly insightful. We are getting to know our community in intimate detail and I look forward to continuing this vital work, it will help us to ensure we meet every individual need of every single pupil.  

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  • Meeting the Parents…

    Published 09/07/18

    Meeting the parents can be a daunting prospect, in any scenario! Parents and families all want the best for their children and therefore have a certain right to question, challenge and ensure they are happy with those involved in the care of their children. The initial meetings between families and a new secondary school is an incredibly important starting point for navigating the journey ahead, and it’s been a privilege to start that journey with our new Mercia families these last few weeks.

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