Welcome to Marshwood CE Primary Academy


Welcome! At Marshwood Primary Academy we are committed to helping our children be happy, successful and supportive of one another. We have a fantastic staff, small class sizes and have been described as 'one big happy family'.

Founded in 1842 Marshwood Primary is one of Dorset's longest established Primary schools. Around seventy children attend the school and there are three classes. The head of school, teachers and teaching assistants work together as a strong team to provide the children with an excellent education. Standards at the school are high and the latest Ofsted (May 2017) praised the Head of school and staff for 'working tirelessly to make sure pupils recieve a good education,' and 'ensuring that pupils experince a rich curriculum, both in school and out.'

Children at Marshwood love learning outside. Many of the lessons take place within our fabulous grounds, with the stunning backdrop of the Marshwood Vale. We can even see the sea from our playground and children enjoy weekly Forest School sessions in our woodland classroom!

Important Forms and Documents

School Newsletter


Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

14 May 2021

This year the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is 'Connecting with Nature' which is at the heart of what we do at Marshwood with our passion for outdoor learning and forest school. To find out m...

Lamberts Forest School

07 May 2021

Lamberst Class have bene learning about biosystems and the importance of micoorganisms while building 'bug-catchers' to investigate what insects live around forest school. 

Wild Orchids

07 May 2021

Whilst in Forest School Lamberts Class located and identified some beautiful but rare early purple orchids. To help safeguard these stunning flowers the children cordoned off areas where they wer...

Space Artwork

20 Apr 2021

Check out this amazing Art work from Pilsdon. The children used silk paint and salt to create these stunning space images.

Easter Service

29 Mar 2021

Rev Chris joined us outside today for a socially distanced Easter Service in which the children brilliantly retold the story of Holy Week. Coneys brought Palm Sunday to life with the help of...

Covid 19 - Marshwood Marks One Year Since First Lockdown

24 Mar 2021

Marshwood joined the rest of the UK in marking one year since the first coronavirus lockdown, with the Queen reflecting on the "grief and loss felt by so many". On 23 March 2020, Prime Minister...

Mars Day - Robokids Webinar

18 Mar 2021

As part of Mars Day (18th March), KS2 have taken part in a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space, programming and robots through the Robokids webinar. They took part in this online show a...

Fire Safety

12 Mar 2021

A big thank you to Dorset and Wiltsire Fire and Rescue Service who delivered a Fire Investigation Lesson to Pilsdon Pen yesterday. Learning the main causes of fire in the home and how to prevent them,...

Pablo Piccaso Cubism Portraits

12 Mar 2021

As part of their cross curricular work on face, Lamberts Class have been studying Pablo Piccaso and his famous facial paintintgs: Weeping Woman, 1937 Bust of a Woman, 1944 Head of a Woman, 1924 Marie-...

Lamberts Class Prayer Flags

09 Mar 2021

In RE Lamberts have been focussing on Buddhism. As part of this journey they explored Tibetan prayer flags before producing their very own. The flags were linked to our own Christian and other fundame...