Josh’s Mini Marathon

Our Year 7 student Josh Blevins has enjoyed some great running success recently. Here he described his experience at the London mini marathon:

JB marathon medal

“The London mini marathon was a great experience. I ran as part of a team of 6 boys chosen from across the North East. We were competing against other teams from across the U.K. The race started at the 23 mile marker on the actual marathon course and set off at the exact same time as the marathon.

We set off on the race which was over 3 miles long. Starting at Old Billingsgate, we then crossed London Bridge, then all the way down past Upper Thames Street and on to Victoria Embankment. We then swung round opposite the London Eye down past Westminster and opposite the Houses of Parliament. We then ran all the way down to Buckingham Palace down to the finish line on the mall where there was thousands of screaming people and the sound of ‘Chariots of Fire’ playing in the background.

I finished in 26th position out of 300 others with a new P.B of 17:01 (for 3 miles) and team North East Finished in 3rd position. I will never forget this amazing experience and will look forward to try and train hard to get in the team again next year.”

JB marathon

National Badminton Finals

Many congratulations to our senior girls’ badminton team who became Regional Champions in the new national league tournament in Middlesbrough.  They will now go to the National Finals in Milton Keynes later this term. An excellent achievement.

Badminton trophies

Year 10 students Libby, Jasmine and Makenzie.


National Success for Josh

Massive congratulations to Year 7 student Josh Blevins, who last weekend took part in the National Cross Country Championships in Loughborough, representing all Northumberland schools.

Josh finished in 5th place of around 200 other young people competing from all over the country and led his team to a Bronze medal too. A fantastic achievement, and a bright future ahead, well done Josh!

Josh B

Family Success!

The Foremans are a talented family. Year 11 twins Matthew and Rachel have recently celebrated sporting success in their respected fields.

Matthew F


Matthew is an adept archer, and holds the long bow record over five counties in the following disciplines; Portsmouth, Double Portsmouth, FITA 18m, FITA 25m, Combined FITA, Worcester, Bray 1 20y, Bray 2 25y and Stafford.




Rachel F


Rachel, meanwhile, is a keen cricketer for Northumberland County, and recently won the Most Promising Player award and Player of the Season for competing at Girls U16 level.

Well done to both of them!


Adam Victorious!

Congratulations to Year 10 student Adam Olaore who successfully defended his U16 Junior lightweight boxing title at the weekend. Here he poses with his Championship belt, Mr Shields and members of his form.

Adam boxing

Marden Represented at Dance Festival

Our fabulous dancers took part in the North Tyneside Dance Festival last week at The Parks.  They performed extremely well and deserve praise and recognition for their efforts.  Many congratulations to all concerned.

Rowing Success!

Massive congratulations to Year 7 student Finlay McIntyre who finished 2nd at the North of England Indoor Rowing Championships! Well done Fin!

Rowing podium

Yr9 Boys Football Result

St. Thomas More 2 – 4 Marden High

The Year 9 boys football team finally played their first game of the season on Monday night, and despite a depleted squad that was carrying several injuries, they ran out impressive 4-2 winners away to St. Thomas More.

Marden dominated from the beginning but Reece Maddison could not convert an early penalty, the goalkeeper saving after Josh Harrison was fouled in the box. St. Thomas More then missed a penalty of their own after a handball in the box before Harrison hit the bar for Marden.

The home side took the lead before half time against the run of play with a smart finish on the counter attack, but Marden took control in the second half.

Year 9 football March 2017

Jonny Jordan equalised with a strong first time strike, and Josh Harrison turned the game on its head with a smart finish, before Reece Maddison headed home a Harry Perkins corner for 3-1. Further chances followed, with substitute debutants Max Stanbury and Callum Penn both having shots cleared from the line before Harrison’s individual effort made it 4-1.

The home side pulled one back with a smart volley from a half cleared corner but it was a great result for Marden, who have other games coming soon. Well done to all involved!

Team: Matthew Penman (GK); Harvey Gates, Tom Lea, Cameron Balloch, Adam Dunn; Alex Telpov (Max Stanbury), Harry Perkins, Reece Maddison, Jonny Jordan, Craig Foster (Callum Penn); Josh Harrison.

Goals: Jonny Jordan, Josh Harrison (2), Reece Maddison.

Man of the match: Harry Perkins.

Josh Blevins and Holly Waugh, both in Year 7, have qualified for the National Cross Country Championships to be held in Loughborough.

Both students came through local and county heats in December and January respectively before representing North Tyneside in Carlisle recently, and both produced fantastic results.

Mr. Whitehouse caught up with Josh and interviewed him about his running success…