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

Hanging around and an Early Start!

Hanging around and an Early Start!

After enjoying some fun 'hanging -around' in the woods, everyone has managed a decent (ish) nights sleep. However, surprise surprise the boys have woken first (and therefore Mr. Owen), while the girls are still sleeping soundly! All is well and we are looking forward to another full, and fun day of action-packed activities....but only after the boys have tidied their rooms!

Night-time Assault Course and Star Gazing

Night-time Assault Course and Star Gazing

After feasting on pasta and pancakes, Pilsdon decided to take on the floodlit assault course in the nearby woods. Once there they negotiated A- frame walls, under and over bars, cargo nets, tyre hops and precarious balance beams. This was followed by some night-time fun in the woodland playground and star gazing, before hot chocolate, a game of teddy bear football (don't ask) and some well-deserved sleep...eventually!

Pilsdon Pen Cornwall Residential

Pilsdon Pen Cornwall Residential

After a pleasent train journey, Pilsdon Pen have arrived safely in Cornwall for their OAA (Outdoor Adventorous Activities)  residential. They have just enjoyed a tour of the grounds, and a good leg stretch, before settling in and starting the first of the days activities! 

Book Week 2017

Book Week 2017

We are all very excited because in the first week after the holidays we are having a book week and we have a lot of fantastic events planned.  To get you excited, we want you to take part in our competitions to get ready for book day during the holidays! Some details regarding the week, and the activities taking place can be seen on the attached document. Have a lovely half term, get reading and remember we are looking for pictures of people enjoying a book in the strangest/most exciitng locations!

KS1: Fijian Culture Workshop

KS1: Fijian Culture Workshop

Mr and Mrs Fatiaki very kindly came into Coneys class as part of our Continents & Oceans topic this term.  They came in and discussed the area of Fiji where Mr Fatiaki comes from.  The children had great fun learning about the Fijian culture exploring the language, foods, clothing and traditions that Fijian people undertake.  We even got to try some Fijian snacks and try on some Fijian clothing and accessories.