Headteacher Foreword

M Snape

I am delighted to welcome you to Marden High School. I do hope that this website will enable you to see that we are a school with high aspirations for all our students. Marden High is a thriving 11-16 school that represents everything that is exciting about comprehensive education.

We have an enviable record of examination success, and our former pupils are to be found in many diverse and successful roles, most having moved through further and higher education. Students regularly achieve excellent academic results, well above the national average, but the staff and governors at Marden believe we can always improve even further.

Your son or daughter has the opportunity to join us at a truly exciting time as we establish ourselves in our fantastic new building, housing state of the art facilities which help provide genuine opportunities for deep learning and true engagement.

At Marden we believe in collaboration and we actively seek to forge partnerships within the local community to maximise learning opportunities and to secure the best experience for our students and staff. This ethos of collaboration is paramount within Marden itself, as parents, staff and students work together to ensure that every child reaches their potential, with regular communication and progress reporting a key element in ensuring success.

There are many factors which play a critical part in our success, and they include:

  • The high expectation of all staff and governors
  • A focus on excellent teaching and quality feedback
  • Close monitoring of each individual child’s progress
  • Talented, committed and hardworking staff
  • The wholehearted support received from parents and the wider community

Marden High School is a warm and hardworking community aspiring to excellence in all we do. We want our children to leave school having achieved their full academic potential but also with fond memories.

Whatever the criteria – academic, social and personal, or sporting, this is an exceptional school.

Marden High School will continue to go from strength to strength, with a committed staff and excellent facilities set within a respectful community. Our students will be challenged, supported and inspired throughout their time with us. We are proud of our success and we recognise and celebrate individual student achievements.

If you choose to join our vibrant and successful community, I look forward to working in partnership with you in the near future.

Mr M. Snape

Headteacher