Say Goodbye to Marden…

We are opening our doors for the very last time next Saturday 25 June. Ex-students, staff and parents are welcome to pay one last visit to our old building before our planned move into our new build next September.

The school will be open between 10am and 12noon, and tour guides will be inviting you to take one last look around the building that has housed us for over fifty years.

There will also be refreshments and a small photography exhibition showing the history of the school.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Year 9 Seek Enlightenment

On Monday, Year 9 RE students visited Samye Ling, a Tibetan Monastery in Scotland, to learn more about Buddhism.

Samye Ling is a monastery and international centre of Buddhist training, known for the authenticity of its teachings and tradition. It offers instruction in Buddhist philosophy and meditation within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a centre for the preservation of Tibetan religion, culture, medicine, art, architecture and handicrafts.

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The students toured the grounds, visited the temple and practiced some meditation, had lunch and sat in on traditional chanting by Buddhist monks, a short clip of which can be seen below.

Year 10 Get Creative

Year 10 students last week visited Northumbria University and took part in a Fashion and Textiles workshop with TICE (This Is Creative Enterprise). View the gallery for some photos of the three day event, and click the link here for more details.

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Prayer Space at Marden

Marden High School have this week been hosting a ‘Prayer Space In Schools’ event.

All KS3 students have been given the opportunity to use the space to slow down, have time for reflection and be creative in thinking about themselves and some of the challenges they and others face.

They have been asking big questions and taking part in a number of individual and group activities in order to explore their spiritual side. if you require further details.

School Lunch Money – please can you help?

Our catering staff have asked for your help. Lots of students are bringing
in £10 and £20 notes on Monday as payment for school lunch. This causes
the team a great deal of problems with change. We would be really grateful
if you could help them by sending in £1 coins where possible instead of
large value notes. The team are really grateful for your help – Thank you.


Catering Services Facilities and Fair Access

Young Americans are back!

The Young Americans are a non-profit group who use music to stimulate growth in self-confidence, teamwork and understanding in students and audiences around the world.

After two years away, they are returning to Marden High School, rehearsing and performing in our brand new building between the 4th and 6th of November 2016. 

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For more information, see Mrs Bloomfield and look out for our posters with details of how to sign up coming soon…


It was a special Wednesday this week at Marden, with students and staff all wearing wigs to raise money for CLIC SARGENTa specialist charity supporting young people with cancer.

Wig Wed

As well as a non-uniform day, there was a lunchtime quiz, won by Miss Soulsby’s team! Well done to all staff and students for raising money for this brilliant cause.

Wig Wednesday Quiz!

Wig Wednesday Quiz!