Welcome

Luke Owen

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 sixty 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 (April 2017) described the Head of School and staff as 'Working tirelessly to ensure that pupils receive a good level of education,' having 'esnured that children have experienced a rich curriculum.'

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 enjoy weekly Forest School sessions in our nearby woodland classroom! 

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Our Marshwood M’s: ‘Motivate, Mentor, Master’ sit at the heart of our decision-making and shape our curriculum intent, implementation and impact.

We MOTIVATE our pupils in the joy of learning through a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum that is driven by pupils’ needs and interests.

We MENTOR our pupils’ and enrich their learning by connecting them to their local, national and global world and by opening doors to new experiences and opportunities.

We support every pupil to MASTER and excel, regardless of the challenges they may face and are committed to building an inclusive school that raises aspirations for all.

As a Church Aided School we have taken Mark 12 v 30-31 as our mission statement:

"Jesus said
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your mind and with all your strength.
Love your neighbour as yourself."

At Marshwood pupils are helped to display these values through:

  • A love of God
  • Respect for others
  • Respect for other faiths, creeds and cultures

Visitors to the school often describe the calm, friendly atmosphere and observe children working hard and enjoying their learning. If you would like to visit our school and see this for yourself, please contact the school office to arrange a visit.

Luke Owen
Head of Marshwood CE Primary Academy.

 

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Notice to Parents and Carers

Please find atatched our updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment follwoing the latest Road-map changes on 17th May 2021

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Coneys Baking

28 May 2021

A big thank you to Mrs Symonds who has been working with Coneys Class this morning baking some delicious looking and smelling fruit and oat cookies. Having mastered these I am sure they will be able t...

Celtic War Paint

28 May 2021

Lamberts Class covered themselves in Celtic war paint designs as they enjoyed a special Celts versus Romans themed forest school session in our woodland classroom. As you can see, they are quite a fea...

Forest School Crafting

21 May 2021

Lamberts Class did not let the high winds stop them from enjoying Forest School today. Safe and warm indoors, they used a range of organic material to make dream catchers, sun catchers and even God's...

Roman Mosaics

20 May 2021

Nearby Dorchester was known to the Romans as "Durnovaria" and was a local centre for mosaic making in this part of southern England. The workshop (or "officina") based at the town is identified by var...

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...