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.

http://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.pitda.co.uk/

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. 
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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

Pudsey Visits Marshwood

Pudsey Visits Marshwood

The children got to meet someone very special today, when Pudsey Bear himself popped into Marshwood. He came to tell the children all about this years Children in Need 'SPOTACULAR' and had loads of great ideas about how we could raise money for such a great cause.

Roman Invasion

Roman Invasion

Either Lamberts Class have been making Roman shields in D&T, or they appear to have been replaced by a bunch of scary Roman Soldiers. Armed and dangerous, this lot certainly look the part, so do watch out around school! 

Pilsdon Pen End Of Year Production

Pilsdon Pen End Of Year Production

Well done you our Year 5 and 6 children who put on an amazing end of year singing, dancing and acting extravaganza. Both shows were performed in front of a packed church and we could not have bee more proud of all involved. What a talented bunch they all are!

Year 6 SkillForce Camp

Year 6 SkillForce Camp

Year 6 enjoyed an excellent end of year SkillForce camp in school, where they were able to use and apply many of the skills from the programme. These included organising the camp itself and erecting tents, sorting out dinner and using their new found navigation skills during a night walk over Lambert's and Coney's Castle. During the walk the children were lucky enough to see numerous glow worms for the first time, as they illuminated the way back to school. Well done everyone!

KS1 Multi Skills Tournament

Congratulations to our team who finished a very close second in the Acorn MAT-Go Active Multi Skills Tournament. Great fun was had by all involved.

1st place - Mrs E's team 1 (2590 points)
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