OUR SCHOOL

At Marden we put the learning and progress of students first. Our school motto is Carpe Diem – Seize The Day!

If you’re a Year 6 parent/carer in North Tyneside, then don’t miss our Open Day on Friday 3rd October. Just give us a call on 0191 200 6357 to book an appointment and come and see the school during a working day.

In the meantime take a look at this video to see our school in action.

A Note From the Head: Parents Open Day

Many thanks to all of you who attended our open evening last Thursday.

We received tremendous feedback so it was obvious that our visitors  thoroughly enjoyed the event even though we were packed out. We think that there were between four and five hundred people there from all over North Tyneside which shows that the good word about us has spread throughout the area.

However, as I’ve said many times before, the real test of a school is visiting during the day. That’s why prospective parents of children of any age are welcome to come to our open day this Friday: October 3, 2014.

We put on demonstrations at the open evening and very good they are too. But at  the open day you’ll see real lessons in action and be able to gauge our ethos and atmosphere as they really are.

So why don’t you come along? You can book a place by phoning 0191 2006357 or e-mailing a.davidson@mardenhigh.net

And if you can’t make it, give me a ring and we’ll arrange a time for me to show you round.

 

FAO Parents and Carers: Possible Strike Action

You might be aware from press reports that the public service trade union, UNISON, is planning a one day strike on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

We will make every effort to remain open, but it is possible that the school will have to close for this one day. Parents and carers might wish to make contingency arrangements just in case we have to close on the day in question.

Thank you.

Options for the Future of Education in North Tyneside – Share Your Views

As you probably know, North Tyneside Council has been working with its schools, colleges and partners to review education in the borough.

Today (Monday, 22 September) sees the start of a four-week consultation on three options that have been put forward for securing the future of education in the borough.

Parents and carers are being invited to take part in the consultation, and share their views. To find out more, please visit www.northtyneside.gov.uk/schoolsreview

Parents and carers who are North Tyneside residents should also receive a printed copy of the consultation document with their Our North Tyneside magazine, which will be delivered to their home in the next two weeks.

Jean Griffiths

Head of Children, Young People and Learning

North Tyneside Council

 

A Note from the Head: Choosing A School (and you can choose any school you like!)

September is a crucial time for many parents because that’s when school choices are made.

It’s a tough decision. The days  of automatically going to the secondary school in your locality are long gone. For years now, you’ve been able to  choose any school you like – it doesn’t even have to be in your own local authority, let alone catchment area. Parental choice trumps everything and, if the school of your first choice has places, you can’t be turned away, no matter where it is.

At Marden, we’ve been aware of that for a long time and we’re glad to admit pupils from all over North Tyneside. In fact, for the first time this year, we’ve started admitting from Northumberland.

Not that free choice  makes it easier for parents to decide. With so many   schools available (and the secondary schools in North Tyneside are excellent), parents need to do their homework to make exactly the right choice for their child. Your decision can have a life changing effect on your children, so you’ve got to get it right.

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PE period 6

There will be a period 6 on Wednesdays for anyone who wants to take part in additional sporting opportunities.  Sessions will be available from this week (Wednesday 17th) and will cover the following:

Boys: rugby

Girls: dodgeball

If you would like to attend these sessions please get in touch with your PE teacher!

A Note from the Head: How to Choose A School (and you can choose any school you like!)

 

September is a crucial time for many parents because that’s when school choices are made.

It’s a tough decision. The days  of automatically going to the secondary school in your locality are long gone. For years now, you’ve been able to  choose any school you like – it doesn’t even have to be in your own local authority, let alone catchment area. Parental choice trumps everything and, if the school of your first choice has places, you can’t be turned away, no matter where it is.

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