Our school community is built on the commitment and expertise of staff, and the contributions of our parents and the wider business community. This means our students experience a rich cultural life, helping develop the life skills needed for their future success.

In many ways this can be summarised by the old adage “it takes a whole village to raise a child”. So it is with this in mind that next year, as part of our School Development Plan, we will be developing a Marden Alumni community which will aim to bring together past students of Marden for a variety of events over the coming years.

Our old school being built in 1961

In particular, alumni involvement is often cited as evidence of good careers practice and supporting the goals set within the ‘Careers and the World of Work Framework’. Alumni can act as a source of information for young people, and help them to find out about the world of work as well as recognise their own strengths, and in this sense alumni communities have two distinctive strengths: relatability and sustainability.

Having grown up in the same area and perhaps having had some of the same teachers, former students are ideal role models as they are instantly relatable. They can offer advice to students from their own context and help show the young people what’s possible, and potentially we have a lasting pool of support available because as new students leave the school each year, they can join a growing community of alumni volunteers.

Our old school building in the 1990s

I know that many of our parents and carers are past students of Marden, and so I am reaching out to those that may be interested in being a part of occasional events where past students get together for careers, fundraising and social events which centre around the school.

Mr M Snape, Headteacher, June 2023

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If you are a former student, we would love to hear from you. Please use the link below to sign up to the alumni mailing list, where you will receive regular updates, newsletters and notices about upcoming events. Please also feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you would like any further information.

Alumni sign up

Our new school building, built in 2016