Following our successful OFSTED inspection at the end of last term, we are pleased to see that Marden rates as one of the best schools in the North East according to the Real Schools Guide published this month. This is an important guide as it takes into account more than just our good exam results, focusing also on some of those additional elements that parents are looking for in a school such as attendance, pupil-teacher ratios, and parental satisfaction. Here’s a link to the article.
As you are no doubt aware, on Wednesday 5th July, we were visited by OFSTED. They have now concluded their findings, and as you can see below, the report is very positive and recognises and celebrates the great things that go on at Marden High School.
Every day I see the wonderful endeavours and achievements of our students and staff, and to have public recognition of this from such a rigorous inspection process should give us all a sense of pride in the community that is Marden.
I hope you enjoy reading it and I wish you all a pleasant summer and look forward to seeing everybody in September.
Year 7 student Matthew Hood is an expert BMX rider, and recently took part in a number of competitions. After several medals for the U10 and U11 Novice categories, his latest medals and most recent two trophies were in the U12 Expert category.
Here are some photos of his awards and him in action in Preston and Braintree. Well done Matthew!
The next meeting of our Parent-Teacher Association will be on Thursday 14 September at 6:30pm in the LRC. On behalf of everyone at Marden we hope all our parents, carers and students have a great summer.
On Monday and Tuesday, Marden students enjoyed a variety of exciting activities. As well as trips to Lightwater Valley, there were quizzes, singing competitions, film screenings, sports activities, and as you can see from these pictures, Marden’s Great British Bake Off and a Year 7 and Year 8 trip to the Procter and Gamble offices!
A reminder that students will break up for the summer holidays this Friday at the earlier time of 1:30pm.
Please read this important letter, outlining our recent successes and our plans for the new school year in September.
Year 7 and Year 8 are visiting Lightwater Valley on Monday 17th July.
Year 9 and Year 10 are visiting Lightwater Valley on Tuesday 18th July.
Students must be in school by 7.40am and go directly to form classes where they will be met and registered. They will then be escorted to coaches outside ready for early departure. Coaches will arrive back at school at approximately 5.30pm.
Students do not need to wear uniform but must wear sensible clothing.
Congratulations to our Year 9s who have had two successive weekends of walking and last weekend successfully passed their Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying expedition! Here are some photos from their hike along Hadrian’s Wall.
Year 7 student Finlay McIntyre competed in the North-east Athletics Grand Prix on Wednesday night in the 200m category – he came first with a time of 26.8 earning him a Grade 1!
He is now the Number 1 200m runner for the North East in the Under 13 category which places him in the Top 12 in the entire country.
A great achievement for Marden PE and especially to Finlay, well done!