Well done to the Class of 2017 for outstanding exam results this year. GCSE results at Marden continue to rise…
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81% English and maths combined
81% 5 A* – C including English and maths
86% A* – C grades
“There have been many happy faces in school this morning as our Class of 2017 have been in to collect their results. They have done very well and it is pleasing to see that outcomes for our students have continued to rise this year in spite of the standards bar being raised and GCSEs being designed to be more difficult.
Following our successful OFSTED inspection at the end of last term, we are pleased to see that Marden rates as one of the best schools in the North East according to the Real Schools Guide published this month. This is an important guide as it takes into account more than just our good exam results, focusing also on some of those additional elements that parents are looking for in a school such as attendance, pupil-teacher ratios, and parental satisfaction. Here’s a link to the article.
As you are no doubt aware, on Wednesday 5th July, we were visited by OFSTED. They have now concluded their findings, and as you can see below, the report is very positive and recognises and celebrates the great things that go on at Marden High School.
Every day I see the wonderful endeavours and achievements of our students and staff, and to have public recognition of this from such a rigorous inspection process should give us all a sense of pride in the community that is Marden.
I hope you enjoy reading it and I wish you all a pleasant summer and look forward to seeing everybody in September.
Year 7 student Matthew Hood is an expert BMX rider, and recently took part in a number of competitions. After several medals for the U10 and U11 Novice categories, his latest medals and most recent two trophies were in the U12 Expert category.
Here are some photos of his awards and him in action in Preston and Braintree. Well done Matthew!
The next meeting of our Parent-Teacher Association will be on Thursday 14 September at 6:30pm in the LRC. On behalf of everyone at Marden we hope all our parents, carers and students have a great summer.
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!
A reminder that students will break up for the summer holidays this Friday at the earlier time of 1:30pm.