The first day of term for years 7 and 11 is Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the usual time of 08.45. Year 11 should go to form at the start of lesson 1. Year 7 should go to the main hall.
The first day of term for years 8-10 is Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the usual time of 08.45. All year groups should go to form at the start of lesson 1.
75% A* – C including English and Maths!
Congratulations to our fantastic Year 11 students, who collected their results this morning. Marden achieved 75% A* – C including English and Maths, making us one of the top performing local authority maintained schools in North Tyneside. Well done!
Twins Abbey and Lucy, who shared 22 A and A* grades between them.
The reception of Marden High School will be open daily, Monday – Friday, 9am – 12noon with the exception of Thursday 31 July and Friday 1 August when it will be closed.
School recommences for Yr 7 & 11 students on Tuesday 2 September and for Yrs 8, 9 &10 on Wednesday 3 September.
Looking back at 2013-14, I am proud to say that we’ve lived up to our Carpe Diem school motto. We’ve certainly seized the day and made the most of the exciting opportunities which have come our way.
Look at what we’ve achieved: record breaking GCSE results, great OFSTED report and the increasing support of prospective parents. Remarkably, we’ve admitted 60 students by mid term transfer since September so the good word about us is definitely getting round. It’s great to know that parents and carers from all over North Tyneside and south Northumberland are seeing us as their first choice of secondary school, even though they don’t live in our immediate locality.
And to top it all, it is thrilling to know that we have secured government funding for an entirely new school building. So in September 2016 we will open the doors to a brand new Marden High School, containing far superior opportunities for academic study and fully integrated provision for technology, sport and the arts so that the extracurricular life of the school will flourish even more.
Local blues musician Johnny Dickinson visited Marden on Wednesday for a full day of workshops with students and to play a private gig for staff and students at lunchtime; here are some edited highlights.
Please could all students adhere to the rules about footwear if purchasing new shoes for the new school term. Shoes should be polishable and all black,with no coloured markings. Canvas shoes and trainers ( including Air Max) are not part of our school uniform and therefore should not be worn in school.
For further clarification, please follow the guidance in the Uniform section of the website or contact Mrs Reece ( Behaviour for Learning Co-ordinator)
Mr Prytherch’s team came up with a Mexican sharing platter on Friday.
Last week’s Kitchen Takeover was a great success, with students teaming up with members of staff and coming up with their own unique spin on school dinners in the Cafe. Here’s some photographic highlights of the week.
Marden High were well represented at Saturday’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival in Tynemouth, meeting at Priory Primary School yard before the parade.