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

Coneys Class Gymnastics

Coneys Class Gymnastics

Coney Class were busy impressing Mr Owen today during Gymanstics where they showcased their balancing and travelling skills to create small routines with a partner.

To see a few more of our moves click on the heading above.

Year 5/6 Kick off their new topic about Forces.

Year 5/6 Kick off their new topic about Forces.

Pilsdon class have made a fantastic start to their exciting new topic on 'Forces' and impressed Mrs Scott with what they already know by creating these group posters. Well done Pilsdon class!

Click on the heading above to see the rest of the posters.



The Nativity was a great success this week. I couldn't be more proud of Coney's class for their brilliant, clear voices. Well done for remembering your lines and your cues. You were fantastic!

Click on the heading for more photos.

Miss Ward

Happy Christmas from Mrs Whitehead

Happy Christmas from Mrs Whitehead

Happy Christmas to all of Marshwood CE Primary Academy's children, staff, parents, governors and community members! We have had a very busy and productive term. It has been lovely to watch all of the children develop and learn so well (from the reception children settling in to school life to the Year 6 children taking on the responsibility of being the oldest in the school). We have really enjoyed our new garden and look forward to developing it over the next few years. We have moved smoothly into the new status of being an Academy and part of a Multi Academy Trust. The governors have also recruited a new head of school, Mr Luke Owen. Finally, Marshwood CE Primary Academy was ranked the top performing school in Dorset! (According to the Telegraph newspaper comparing Year 6 SATS results)

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all of the support I have received over the last five years and I wish everyone the best of luck in the future.

Have a restful Christmas and a very happy new year!

Best wishes.

Mrs Helen Whitehead

Jolly Jumpers!

Jolly Jumpers!

National Christmas Jumper Day

The children and staff are all wearing Christmas jumpers today to raise money for the 'Save the Children' charity. Over £60.00 was donated so thank you very much.

The jumpers are all very jolly and have got us in to the Christmas spirit!

Click on the heading for more photos.

Mrs Whitehead.