The Real Schools Guide, published this week, ranks Marden High as the best school in North Tyneside and as number 5 in the whole of the North East region. This guide takes into account a wide range of indicators to evaluate a school’s performance. It tracks achievement, attendance, teaching, how well the school is preparing pupils for the future and whether it is improving. The fact that we have done so well is a great accolade to the efforts of our whole school community of students, staff, parents and carers, and governors. This is an achievement we can all be very proud of, whilst at the same time we remember that there is still more we can do to improve our children’s education even further.
It has been an exciting week of activities here at Marden to round off the summer term. As well as the Year 7 trip to High Borrans and the Year 9 Foreign Languages trip to France and Germany, there were various in-school activities running throughout the week.
Some of the highlights included Sports Day, drills and training from a police riot team and an ambitious anti-slavery project which saw Humanities staff and students talk on a live webcam link to St. Mary’s Catholic High School and Seminary in Lolobi, Ghana.
The video montage below shows just a flavour of what has been going on all week. We hope everyone has a great summer!
Two Marden students, Julie and Jennifer, have played matches for Beacon netball club all year, training at Marden Bridge Middle School.
Julie won most improved player of the U12s. Here they pose with their coach, Ms Brown and a netball celebrity, after a successful season!
Congratulations to both girls!
Year 8 student Charlotte has been playing basketball for a few years now and last weekend represented the North East Under 13 girls at a national basketball tournament in Manchester. She is one of 10 girls to be chosen from across the North East to play.
Charlotte is a keen basketball player and is currently at trials to play for The Newcastle Eagles under 14 girls for September, which would be a fantastic achievement.
Well done Charlotte!
Please be aware that our Summer concert scheduled for this Wednesday evening will now take place at the slightly earlier time of 5:30pm to allow for those wishing to follow England’s World Cup semi-final match.
All Year 7 students on Thursday took part in a Super Learning Day based on a theme of flight. They spent the morning studying adaptations of birds of prey courtesy of some interesting visitors from Kielder Birds of Prey Centre. The afternoon was spent doing Science, Technology and Maths activities such as building and testing helicopters and rockets. Everyone had a great day.
If you’re a prospective parent/carer thinking about the future for your child, here are some important upcoming dates for the 2018/19 academic year. Perhaps you’ve visited before and want to come for another look around? All are welcome, just contact the school for more information.