On the 17th May, fourteen students chosen from Severn Beach and Almondsbury Primary Schools, came to join us to help celebrate the work of Roald Dahl. Working with some of our Year 10 students they created their entries for the Blue Peter Big Dream Competition. In addition they rehearsed and performed some brilliant pieces of drama based on dreams and the tricks that Mr and Mrs Twit may play on each other at breakfast time.

All the students had a brilliant day and came up with some excellent ideas for their dream stories with fantastical characters and make believe lands. We look forward to celebrating National Roald Dahl 100 Day with them on September 13th 2016.

A group of aspiring barristers, solicitors and policemen visited Bristol for a very special visit to the Crown Courts. Accompanied by Mrs Clark, after going through bag and personal security, they were able to visit a court room, ask a crown court judge questions about his role and then play the role of both jury and witness as the judge talked them through assessing credibility of witnesses on the stand.

The students were then privileged to witness sentencing, bail hearing and preliminary sentencing in the public gallery.
It was an exciting and interesting visit which gave the students plenty to talk about as well as witness the realities of court and the impact on families of crime.

We are hoping this visit will run again so that more Marlwood students can benefit from this experience.


(Summer Reading Challenge 2016)

South Gloucestershire Libraries are looking for enthusiastic and Friendly Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers to inspire children to read this summer!

You will be working as part of the team running The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016 for primary school aged children.  You will spend your time engaging with children taking part in the challenge, participating in a range of activities with them and encouraging their reading.

This is your chance to have some fun and make new friends this summer as you develop your skills in communication, team work and creative projects.

To find out more speak to Mrs Carrington in the LRC or follow the link below:


Get involved in South Gloucestershire Libraries’ exciting new volunteering scheme for young people.
Reading Hack is a programme led by young people aged 13 – 24, who do reading activities and volunteering, called hacks to gain skills and experience:
·         Meet new friends
·         Make a difference
·         Learn new skills including:
o   Marketing and promotion
o   Team working
o   Creative skills
o   Communication and many more
For more information contact Mrs Carrington in the LRC or follow the links below:



Year 10 are currently sitting their pre public exams and Year 11 public exams start on Monday 16th May 2016.  Both Year 10 and Year 11 have access to GCSE Pod which is an excellent revision aid for both year groups.  More information for can be found on the Marlwood School website.  Please follow the link below:-


Just a quick reminder that Premium Partners now have a page dedicated to Apprenticeships and Saturday/summer jobs.  The link to this web page is below:-