Welcome to Marshwood CE Primary Academy

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 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 (Jan 2013) described the staff as all ‘sharing a commitment to becoming an outstanding school’.

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!

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

If you would like to visit our school or would like more information, please contact us.

Luke Owen

Head of Marshwood CE Primary Academy.

Safeguarding Statement

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The Senior Designated Officer (SDO) is the Head of School Mr. L. Owen. For a copy of the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy please click on the policies link under the information tab above.The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB).

e-safety Statement

At Marshwood we are committed to the use of computer technologies and recognise the Internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages. We acknowledge that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils.

All pupils use computer facilities, including the internet, as an essential part of the curriculum and to support learning opportunities within the school. There are well publicised concerns regarding access to materials on the internet that would be unsuitable for pupils. The school takes reasonable steps to minimise the access to unsuitable material by ensuring supervised usage of the internet alongside a filtered internet service provider which prevents access to specific internet sites.

For more information about e-safety, or any other safeguarding issue, please see the information board by the school office, or use the links below.




Prevent Duty

In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Preventy Duty means for school and how schools should demonstate compliance with the duty.

The Prevent Duty is part of the school's safeguarding procedures and practices.
The leaflet below has been created by Dorset on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our communities. 
Dorset Prevent Leaflet569.13 KB
Marshwood School Safeguarding Leaflet 108.5 KB
SSCT Parents Esafety Newsletter Autumn 2016362.99 KB
SSCT-Parents-Online-Safety-Newsletter-Spring 2017432.59 KB
Marshwood Safeguarding Policy 2017.pdf293.27 KB

Hockey Festival Fun

Hockey Festival Fun

Lamberts Class enjoyed a superb afternoon at the Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport where they took part in a hockey festival alongside children form several other local schools. During the session, years three and four took part in a variety of drills engineered to develop their stick, communication and ball skills. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience, with a real aptitude for the sport shown by several of the children. Well done Lamberts!


Stop Press - I Think I've Been Stung

Stop Press - I Think I've Been Stung

A big thank you to Mrs Dilke for her stunning article all about our amazing beekeepers at Marshwood, which is in the December addition of BBKA news. It really is a fantastic read, and to have the amazing work of our beekeepers in a national publication is just amazing!

Article © Caroline Dilke

Children in Need Bake-Off

Children in Need Bake-Off

Children at Marshwood came to school in non-uniform and held their very own 'Bake-off' to help raise money for Children in Need. Children were asked to produce their own cakes, and the school was inundated with entries, with the children competing to win a cuddly Pudsey bear and the title of 'Star-Baker'. The almost impossible task of judging the winner went to Mr Owen, who acted as Paul Hollywood, and Ms "Mary Berry' Pooley as they judged each entry on the artistic design and quality of the bake. The winning bakers were Noa and Maru-Jane, for their 3D Pudsey cake, with several other bakers commended for their entries. At the end of the day the school council went to work, selling all the entries in the playground, and an unbelievable  £305 was raised in total. Well done everyone and thank you!

Acorn Mat Year 5&6 Maths Challenge

Acorn Mat Year 5&6 Maths Challenge

Some of our talented mathematicians from years five and six, joined peers from across the Acorn Multi Academy Trust this week to showcase their maths skills in a more able maths challenge at Axminster Primary School. Working collaboratively the children took on a range of maths challenges that covered a range of maths topics, such as geometry, number patterns, dingbats, ISBN coding and even Pi. Great fun was had by all involved, as they made new friends during the morning and demonstrated excellent teamwork, logical thinking and resilience.



Is your child starting school in September 2018?  We would like to invite you to visit our schools.  Please see the information for each school on the poster.