Grand Christmas Raffle – Winners!

Thank you to all who took part in our Grand Christmas Raffle for the Parent-Teacher Association. A massive £1138 was raised. Here is the full list of all the prize winners. Well done!


  1.   Close House Golf Voucher – Julie Kerr

  2.   Bed and Breakfast at The Village Hotel – Pip Gill

  3.   Luxury Christmas Hamper – Anne Robson

  4.   Lego Bundle – G Clark

  5.   Gusto Voucher – Michelle Johnson

  6.   Nicholson’s Butchers Voucher – Lisa Forster

  7.   Newcastle Falcons Signed Shirt – Steve Mclaren

  8.   Proctor and Gamble Hamper – Joelle Esquejo

  9.   Whiskey Tasting Selection – Scarlett Martin Wright

  10. Mister Woods Voucher – Mr & Mrs Killing

  11. Cadbury’s Hamper – Donna Pain

  12. Silver Plated Photo Frames Set – L Mulvenney

  13. Mini Christmas Hamper – John Ramage

  14. Red Wine & White Wine – Marley Rhodes

  15. Games Bundle – John Storey

  16. Mini Christmas Hamper – Tony Brown

  17. Beauty Hamper – Matt Bilcliffe

  18. Bucks Fizz & Chocolates – Demelza McDonnel

  19. Baking Bundle – Nora McFee

  20. Drawing Tins and Pens – John Russell

Bima Digital Day

GCSE Computer Science students from Year 10 and a select few Year 9 students took part in a Bima Digital Day on the 14th November. Here are a few photos of the event, in which the students had to plan and pitch an innovative new digital design with a STEM theme.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Shortlisted for the National Competition were: Joel Campbell, Alex Robson, Lewis Aldous, Tom Lea, Reece Maddison, Jamie Roll, Nathan Lough, Jack Gibson, Tyler Scott Lepan, Natalia Potts, Woody Martin and Aaron Hughes.
Well done to all who took part!

Activities Week!

On Monday and Tuesday, Marden students enjoyed a variety of exciting activities. As well as trips to Lightwater Valley, there were quizzes, singing competitions, film screenings, sports activities, and as you can see from these pictures, Marden’s Great British Bake Off and a Year 7 and Year 8 trip to the Procter and Gamble offices!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Year 9s Pass D of E Qualifying Expedition

Congratulations to our Year 9s who have had two successive weekends of walking and last weekend successfully passed their Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying expedition! Here are some photos from their hike along Hadrian’s Wall.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Marden Has Been Hired!

10 students from year 9 and 10 who are studying French attended Newcastle University yesterday for an opportunity to be a European Apprentice.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Led by Europe Direct and Routes into Languages the students took part in a series of activities which were marked and judged by language ambassadors from the University. They had to answer a letter of complaint and respond to a positive review on various products, translate a series of phrases connected to marketing and advertising and work in a team using a variety of resources. This was all leading to the creation of an animated advert for hairspray and a fast food restaurant where they wrote and recorded the voice over as well as animated the presentation.
Marden High School achieved first and second place! Running second for most of the day they upped their game and beat the other schools. Year 10 as Team Grenoble came first and were able to say “Vous êtes viré” (You’re fired) to the other teams. Year 9 (the only year 9 team) as Team Nice came a very close second.
Well done to all those involved!