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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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Marlwood School

Marlwood Curriculum IMPACT

IMPACT: How will we know our Curriculum has delivered for our children?


Our students will leave Marlwood School with examination outcomes that evidence at least expected progress. Many of our children will exceed expected levels of progress.

Our Curriculum should ensure that all our children are developed intellectually, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. We want our children to leave Marlwood able to be discerning about the world around them and have the ability to think critically. They should be world aware. They should leave school with the confidence to try new things, enjoy the process of learning and have the ability and desire to make the world a better place by using the skills and knowledge to effect well informed change. They should be able to make connections, transfer skills to new situations and take responsibility for the future success of their life-long learning.


They will be innovative contributors to the school and wider community. Our children will develop a sense of shared endeavour and zest for learning nurtured by the school so that there is a real feel of a learning community.  They will readily cooperate with other learners in challenges set by the teacher as well as in tasks arising out of individual learner’s initiatives.

Outside school, they will be encouraged to organise, implement and engage with community events that broaden their knowledge of the world around them as well as ensuring a greater sense of belonging to something bigger.

As healthy resilient individuals, children will make sensible life affirming choices in their personal and academic lives. They will be capable of dealing with setbacks and challenges and they will understand that learning takes time and effort. They will understand the importance of moderation and balance in approaching physical health and be aware of their own mental health and the importance of reflection and talking.

Our curriculum aspires to ensure our children develop into ethically informed global citizens. They will be decent, kind individuals, thoughtful of others and aware of the impact they potentially have on those around them. 

They will be ambitious and curious about the world around them. They will be ambitious for themselves and their learning community and this will result in a greater number of children achieving the expected standard or higher in all core subjects as well universally high standards of reading.


Our curriculum and pedagogical approach will produce ambitious, curious learners, innovative contributors, ethically informed global citizens and healthy, resilient individuals who exhibit:

  • Respect
  • Aspiration
  • Determination


And, an appreciation of what can be achieved when a community however small works together in pursuit of excellence.