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.

 

Announcement

Notice to Parents and Carers

Please find attached our updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment and our Covid-19 Outbreak Plan as we re-open for the new 2021/22 academic year. Please contact us if you have any comments, questions or concerns.

Marshwood Covid Risk Assessment

Marshwood Covid Outbreak Plan

Long Eared Bat Conservation Project

09 Jul 2021

Staff from East Devon ANOB visited the school today for an art themed Long Eared Bat conservation workshop. During the day children in KS2 produced stunning habitat acetate OHP paintings alo...

Olympic Sailors

05 Jul 2021

Lamberts Class enjoyed a super days sailing at the Olympic Sailing Centre in Portland today as part of their end of year Japan 2021 Olympics topic. A brilliant experience for all who went. 

Activities Week

02 Jul 2021

Today marks the end of an amazing week of activities for Years 5 and 6. Since Monday, they have enjoyed sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, high ropes, rock-climbing, hiking, paddling in the seas, an...

Break The Rules Day...

25 Jun 2021

Today the PFA have organised a 'Break The Rules Day' at Marshwood. How many rules will you child/children (and even the staff break in one day? 

KS2 - First Aid and CPR Training

25 Jun 2021

All children in KS2 at Marshwood CE Primary Academy enjoyed a day of physical health and wellbeing as they learnt the basics of First Aid from Anne-Marie Chapman from the South West Ambulance Ser...

Rosalind Monks Inspired Art

24 Jun 2021

Lamberts Class have been exploring the work of British artist Rosalind Monks. Rosalind is famous for using lines to create intricate patterns within the bodies of insects and other animals. She c...

Dorset AONB Art Project

23 Jun 2021

Our Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed a minibeast themed visit to nearby Lamberts Castle with local artist Rowan Beecham and storyteller Martin Maudsley this week. The morning was part of a Dorset AONB pr...

Mental Health Ambassadors

22 Jun 2021

Today, 8 children in Years 4 and 5 underwent Mental Health Ambassador training so that they can work with staff to ensure Marshwood is a mentally healthy a school as possible. This training took place...

Move It Week 2021

21 Jun 2021

This week is National Schools Sports Week. This is when schools nationwide take part in sporting events and activities. This year, Dorset School Games have created ‘Move It Week’ to get Do...

Bikeability 2021

18 Jun 2021

Huge congratulations to our Year 6 cyclists who successfully completed their Level 1 and Level 2 bikability courses this week in and around the village of Thorncombe. As part of their traini...