We once again had another superb day with our friends from New Siblands Secondary School and the professionals from English Touring Opera.  Tim Yealland, Education Director from English Touring Opera said 'It's like coming home to Marlwood!’  He was joined by composer Russell Hepplewhite and Cellist Rebecca Hepplewhite to create a beautiful story with music, dance and song.  Our Year 10 Drama and Music students proved themselves to be both creative and kind in making students from New Siblands feel very welcome.  This work follows our continued relationship with both New Siblands and English Touring Opera.  We have created many other mini Operas and two large, week long Opera projects.  We consider this to be a very special work for Marlwood, with us all benefiting from a world class opera company in this way. This time the theme was deeply thought provoking as we considered refugee children and their plights to escape from war torn countries.

Thank you and well done all for an excellent day.

This year we have decided to play training matches year group vs year group to get them prepared for the school football season. Not only does this allow teams to practice in a competitive situation, it also builds upon the vertical tutor system as players will compete against people they may never have any contact with otherwise. So far this has been extremely successful and the teams are certainly benefitting from this experience.

Cross Country
The Avon Schools Cross Country event progressed on Saturday 16th January. Schools from all over the South West attended including Marlwood School. In the inter girls event, Harriet Foulner finished in 29th place. Joe Mead in the minor boys finished in 14th place and Joe Leather finished in 13th place in the inter boys. Well done to everyone who represented Marlwood School in cross country this year.

Parent Consultation Event 2

Thursday 3rd March

We have started preparing for the second of our Parent Consultation events.  The first event in November 2015 was very successful with the feedback from parents overwhelmingly positive and supportive.

As we have listened to parent, staff and student feedback, you will see some subtle changes compared to the first event.

As we move towards the next meeting the priority will be ensuring that our students have made progress as learners and in their levels/grades.  To help them with this we would ask that you continue to check with them to ensure they are working within the targets for development that they set themselves in the first meeting.

Further information will be available as we approach the 3rd March.

Positively Mad

On Wednesday our Year 11 students received a whole day on revision, exam preparation and motivation from the company 'Positively Mad'.  As we enter the home stretch in our students GCSE courses our hope is this will have been useful to our students as they ready themselves. 

Further information and resources are available on the School Website, VLE Links and Student Links 'Revision Blog for Year 11'.  We are encouraging our students to share information and resources so if your child finds something that would be of use to others then please ask them to report this to theschool@marlwood.net.


A number of students have returned this term with items of clothing that do not adhere to our uniform policy.  We are working with students and families to address these issues.

Our students looked incredibly smart in their uniform during Terms 1 and 2 and we appreciate that this was achieved through us all working to adhere to our high standards.  We know that we will have your support in continuing to ensure that our students wear their uniform with pride.