Many staff, governors and students had the pleasure of attending the Christmas show on Wednesday for which feedback has been excellent.

As well as showcasing the amazing musical and performing arts talent at Marlwood, the format of group tables allowed for Christmas themed quizzes, which made for a much more social and interactive event.

An evening filled with Christmas spirit!

Well Done!


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Year 11 students have spent the last couple of weeks in PSHE lessons perfecting their CV’s for employment.  Today Year 11 students came into school in interview clothing and took part in a 20 minute interview with guests into the school from local industry. 

Feedback from our guests was positive about how well the students had performed.  Information was also given to students so that they could improve for when they start attending formal interviews.

We had over 30 guests from local industry attending and I would personally like to thank them for taking the time to support our students.


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This year Post 16 students have organised the carol services for the school.  They have arranged for the school to go ‘out on the road’ to play to audiences in our local community.
These ambitious events have involved 70 performers from Music, Drama and Dance from all years, the whole of Year 7, local partner primaries and parents and friends of the school. On Tuesday they visited Olveston Parish Church.  The event was superbly managed by Post 16 leaders, and we are incredibly proud of everyone involved. Year 7 sang together really well - something they have been working very hard on in PEPA lessons and they understood what it was to behave appropriately and represent the school.

One parent has written in saying I very much enjoyed the Marlwood Community Carol Service at St Mary's Church Olveston this afternoon. The children sang beautifully (the soloists were brilliant) and both the band and the orchestra were very impressive indeed. Great entertainment all round.  I was impressed by the senior students who 'ran the show' and all the children seemed to be really enjoying themselves.  What a brilliant way to kick-start the Christmas celebrations!”

We have still have 2 more Community Carol Concerts next week:
Monday December 12th: St. Helens Church, Alveston
Tuesday December 13th: St. Mary's Church, Almondsbury


 Thank you to all parents, staff and students who attended the Christmas Fayre yesterday.  Year 7 students were excellent at running the stalls and had come up with some very novel and good ideas.  Post 16 had organised the event with great skill and in doing so have raised almost £500 toward the Expedition to Peru in 2017.

 All students involved were a credit to the school and this is an excellent example of students working together.

 Well Done!


Congratulations to Nadia Woodman in Year 7 who won the House Competition to design the School Christmas Card this year.

For the first time this year Marlwood will be only sending cards digitally to reduce our carbon footprint. 


We had a fantastic evening on Thursday 1st December at our Celebration of Success event.  The evening kicked off with a bang when the fantastic Marlwood Samba Band treated us all to the Batucada Fanfare.  Year 13 House Captains guided us through the evening and we were treated to music from soloist , Chloe Gould who sang ‘On My Own’ from Les MisĂ©rables by Claude-Michel Schönberg and  from soloist – Calvin Preston, who played Etude No.17 by Fernando Sor. We were then played out by our school band ‘No Backstory’ who played Anything and Everything.

Of course the main event of the evening was the prize giving.  Recipients were called onto the stage by Charles Reed, Deputy Headteacher, and a long procession of students, present and past, came to receive their prize.  Over 200 prizes were awarded for attainment/progress in subject areas, 100% attendance and community contribution at Marlwood School.  A huge congratulations to all the winners, whether you were able to attend or not.