Yesterday was the first day of trials of the new Readiness to Learn programme starting at Marlwood.  We are very pleased to let you know that this was embraced positively by both students and staff and an air of calm was felt around the school.  The programme will come off trial and be implemented fully on Wednesday, 3rd May. 

Information has been emailed home regularly to parents and is also available on the school website.  Mr Reed, Deputy Headteacher will be holding an information meeting for parents who were unable to attend the last one on Tuesday 2nd May in the school Learning Resource Centre (Library) from 5.30 – 6.30 pm.

Many of our Year 11 students have decided on the route they wish to take at the end of Year 11; whether that is staying on at school, going to college or taking an apprenticeship.   SGS College automatically sends out a prospectus at this time of the year to all Year 11 students so those who may still be undecided can look at other options.  You will receive this from them shortly if you are in Year 11.


Hundreds packed the Armstrong Hall in Thornbury for the Youth Showcase Awards.  Many organisations attending including Krunch, Jigsaw and the Army, Navy and Sea Cadets to promote groups available in the local area for young people.

Entertainment was provided by the street dance group BALPA and the Northavon Youth Theatre Show.

Well done to the 7 students from Marlwood who won awards


Abigail Crew is set to take the stage next month in the latest production from the English Youth Ballet.

Marlwood Student Abigail Crew, who has trained at the Sharon Phillips School of Dancing since she was two and a half years old, was casted for the double bill of Nutcracker Suite and Ballet Etudes, having proven herself over more than 150 other hopefuls in a series of auditions.

Having shown herself in what the company directors have said was an ‘electric’ series of auditions, Abigail, has joined the rest of the company at Bishop Wadsworth School for the first weekend of 10 days of intensive rehearsals to make sure the performance is perfect.

The shows themselves, a matinee and two evening shows, will take place at Salisbury City Hall on April 21st and 22nd.

We have also been told today that Abigail has been unconditionally accepted at Scotland Ballet West.

Well done Abigail – we are very proud of you!


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BRECON BEACONS 24/03/17-26/03/17

Last weekend, the Peru team visited the Brecon Beacons for a training weekend in preparation for their overseas expedition in the summer. 

After arriving at Newcourt Farm campsite, they began learning the many skills involved which including putting up tents and planning the routes for the next day. Saturday included a 25km trek around the peaks and countryside of Wales whilst practicing navigating, carrying heavy loads and working together as a team to achieve our goals.

Sunday they trekked only a couple of hours carrying our bigger rucksacks up some steep gradients whilst finishing in the beautiful sunny weather of Brecon.

During the treks they got the chance to practice walking over a variety of terrains including rivers, boggy mud, forests, fields and mountains.

On reflection, the group felt that they all worked well as a team sharing out jobs evenly which included cooking, washing up and dealing with tents. Furthermore, they encouraged team members with group positivity and overcame all our obstacles whilst always keeping up morale.

Well done to all involved
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Monday 3rd April - Doors open 7pm

>>> The Gobos feat. Richard Sawyer <<<

>>> No Backstory <<<

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