Welcome to our website!

We hope you find it a helpful source of information about our school. Marlwood is a successful, mixed comprehensive school, catering for young people of all abilities up to the age of eighteen.

Marlwood is an ambitious school and we have high aspirations and expectations for every member of our community.There is a determination to ensure that we are all successful whilst maintaining a happy, safe and caring learning environment.Our ethos is ‘Working together for excellence’. We believe that every individual student is important and therefore we are committed to the provision of a broad and balanced education that realises the abilities of all our young people. Learning is the core of life at 
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 Marlwood School. We aim to build on the students’ experience of primary school and we expect each student to develop as a learner, both individually and as a member of the community. Our staff are committed to supporting students through this journey, challenging them and helping them to become motivated and independent learners.

Marlwood School promotes a strong sense of community. Members of our community remark on the ‘family atmosphere’ that fosters a sense of belonging, pride and confidence. We aim to inspire students to develop existing talents and to discover new ones. There is a broad range of opportunities for students to contribute to our community through the rich and varied extra-curricular programme.

Our covenant with parents/carers is to work with them, keep them well informed about their child’s progress and to involve them in the vibrant life of a forward-thinking school. Staff, students and parents work in close partnership at Marlwood and this partnership is boosted further by the opportunities for joint working and collaboration within the Castle School Education Trust. Marlwood has, for over 400 years, fostered excellence in children and guided them on the journey to successful and confident adulthood.

We look forward to your child joining our school and we will do all we can to ensure your child has their own successful journey to excellence.

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact the school, I would be delighted to meet you.

James Pope

Headteacher

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