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

Cardiff At Dusk

Cardiff At Dusk

After settling into Urdd Caerdydd, the children got to explore a little of Cardiff Bay this evening. Nearby they found some stunning sculptures, some huge snow dogs (http://snowdogstailsin.wales) and even a park to run around in. On the way back for dinner the children enjoyed a stunning starling murmuration, above the city and some fascinating Roald Dahl trivia. It was then time for a hearty meal and disco. Nos da pawb! 

Cardiff Residential 2017

Cardiff Residential 2017

Pilsdon Pen have safely made it across the River Severn and into Wales, despite travelling without their passports! So far they have enjoyed exploring St. Fagans National Museum of history, where they learned all about Iron Age Anglesey, visited a Victorian school and learned how Rhyd-Y-Car Terrace was transformed over the decades. 

Everyone is now settled into their city centre accomodation and looking forward to seeing more of Cardiff. Hwyl fawr! 

Cross Country

Cross Country

Congratulations to our cross country runners who gave a good account of themeselvs at the first Stockland Race of the season. The recent training certainly seemed to pay off, with all the chidren giving their very best in the muddy conditions. Well done!

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!