Love of Sport!

As an alternative to Sports Day this year, the PE department has created a menu of challenge activities for you to try.

Here is our ‘Love of Sport’ presentation. The programme is due to take place next week 6th – 10th July and we are inviting you to send in photographs and video clips of you taking part. Results are not important as it is all about having a go and enjoying the challenges at home!

We look forward to seeing your sporting attempts

PEd Department

Transition Q&A

As part of our transition work, preparing for next year’s Y7 students, we are holding a live Q&A session at 6pm on Tuesday 7th July.
This is an opportunity to ask questions to our Transition Team and Senior Leadership Team, in place of the usual face to face event we hold at this time of year. Anyone who has a question can email any time up to and including the Q&A event.
These questions will then be answered via the website homepage during the Q&A session. A copy of the questions and their answers will then be available following the event, within the Transition section of our website.

Year 7 reports are on the Parent Portal

DC3 for Year 7 have now been added to the Parent Portal. These are full

Please contact with your full name and the name
of your child if you are having difficulty logging on.

This Week’s Online Safety Tip

The dedicated SAFEGUARDING page on our website contains details about Safeguarding procedures during the Covid-19 enforced school closure.

There is also a handy list of online links to help students and parents as we become more reliant on the internet and online technology to stay in touch. Each week we will focus on a different online safety tip. This week’s online safety tip is related to safely navigating YouTube. Click the link to find out more.

Refugee Week: Simple Acts

Over the past few months, the concept of home as become very important to everyone in Britain. Likewise, the past few weeks have highlighted the importance of unity, empathy and kindness.
At Marden High, the School of Sanctuary Committee work to ensure that we as a community welcome and support those who have had to flea their homes due to violence, poverty and persecution.
This week is Refugee Week and we’re inviting you to try a ‘Simple Act’ that can be done at home, inspired by the theme ‘Imagine’.  Simple Acts are everyday actions we can all do to stand with refugees and make new connections in our communities.
Click this link for more information.
We’d love to see any results of your ‘Simple Acts’ – if you would have to share something wonderful, feel free to email Ms Griffiths at

Transition at Marden

We have revamped the transition section of our website and to help ensure all Year 6 students are ready we have included lots of useful elements such as videos from staff, letters from the school and a new area called Be Awesome Go Big!

This is a nine session programme Year 6 students can enjoy as they prepare for September. Across the coming weeks we’ll highlight a specific session to focus on but the area is now ‘live’ so anyone can log in and take part.

More information will follow about exciting developments within the transition area which we’ll notify you on via the website and social media! For quick access, click the TRANSITION tab on our homepage to take you straight there. We will continue adding to this over the course of the summer term, so look out for all the exciting news and information to get you set for September!

Year 10 return to school

We are pleased to say that plans are now in place to welcome year 10 back into school starting next Monday.  This is so students will have some face to face contact with some teachers and their form teacher.  There will be no formal lessons taught but plenty of opportunity to ask questions and receive help.  Approximate timings will be 9-30 until 12-30 and students will be asked to arrive at slightly staggered times to support physical distancing. 

Further details can be found in the Headteacher’s Newsletter and all students and parents have received email invitations.. 

Here is the schedule:

Monday 15th June         10M
Wednesday 17th June   10A
Friday 19th June            10R
Monday 22nd June        10D
Wednesday 24th June   10E
Friday 26th  June           10N

Marden’s Got Talent 2020!

We’re really impressed by all the entries so far for our special ‘At Home’ edition of our annual summer term talent show, Marden’s Got Talent! In fact, so many of you have asked for an extra few days to perfect your Marden’s Got Talent auditions that we’ve decided to extend the deadline to next Friday (12 June 2020).

Please send your video submissions to by 3pm next Friday. All talents from Year 7 – Year 11 welcome!
Thank you to all of the brilliant entries that we have already received. If you have any questions please email Miss Laing or Mrs Cathcart. In the meantime, here’s a little surprise for everyone that our staff have put together. Enjoy!

A Message from Emblematic

I would like to thank you for your continued support in this period of uncertainty. We are currently also taking school orders via email as normal.

After yesterday’s government update, I am pleased to say that we will be offering the following options to parents this summer.

As of tomorrow, we will be changing our website with the following information.

  1. Free delivery on all orders placed until the 1st July.
  2. After that, parents will either pay for delivery to home or use our “Click and Collect” option (starting date to be decided), They will not be able to order with “Delivery to School” as an option.
  3. I have a supply of paper tape measures for new starters (existing student should know the sizing etc….), please email with the number you require and we will get them to you as soon as possible.
  4. We have put measuring videos on our website, which parents can use to purchase the correct size, using measurements they have taken at home.
  5. We currently offer a free returns system, where parents use our website to return items, parents must then make a new order for the correct size (i.e. this is not an exchange service, as garments must be safely stored (Covid-19) before going back into stock)
  6. We are also offering a “Click and collect” option in the future from our Benton shop only (date and times to be decided), but plan to stop this mid-August, so we don’t have the final rush of the summer with long queue’s (that we feel will be unsafe).

We will continue to follow the guidance and decide if/when our shops can re-open and what other changes can be safely made.

I would like to confirm that all our plans are working to time.

Our manufacturers have not missed any delivery dates as yet, so we will have a full stock available all summer and don’t foresee any shortfalls in supply for going back to School in September.

Please can you inform all parents of our proposals and express the need to order early (especially this year) so we can deliver all the correct uniform, with plenty of time available for exchanges.

Thanks for all of your help.

Glen from Emblematic