The PEPA House Competition is being run by the Year 9/10 GCSE class.

They are collecting items for the Julian Shelter in Bristol who look after hundreds of homeless people over the winter. Points for Houses will be awarded per item. If you attach your name there will be a prize for most items bought in by an individual student!

There will be a box in your House office to put items in over the coming week. Please look at home and ask family and friends for:

•           Hats/gloves/scarves
•           Trainers
•           Coats
•           Jumpers
•           Sleeping bags/blankets
•           New socks
•           All to fit teens up to adults

Thank you for your help! 

Are you a parent, carer or grandparent of a child at Marlwood?  Would you like to get involved and support the school?

We are a small group of parents setting up a Friends of Marlwood School PTA. Our aim is to support the school through building a community of parents keen to spread the word about Marlwood as well as fundraising for specific projects.

Our inaugural project is to raise money for a 3D printer.  Our aim is to raise £5,000 to purchase and run a 3D printer for the DART (Design, Art & Technology) Faculty to support development of a creative curriculum and fantastic opportunities for the pupils.


  •         Join the committee
  •          Become a Friend of Marlwood School and help out when you can
  •          Help with fundraising for the 3D Printer
  •         Offer corporate support – do you know a company who could sponsor the 3D printer project in any          way?
  •      Follow us on Facebook (

If you would like to offer your support, please email

The next meeting is at Marlwood on Monday 4 December at 5pm, please come along and find out more.



Students and staff raised a massive £851.98p last Friday for Children in Need.

Well done!


Marlwood students are today competing in the South Gloucestershire Cross Country Races at Blaise Castle organised for all schools by our own Mr Richards!

Race details for Marlwood are: -

Year 7 boys - 2nd place
Year 8/9 boys 3rd place 

Students in Year 7 achieved 5th, 7th, 8th and 10th places
Students in Year 9 achieved 1st, 2nd and 4th places
Students in Year 11 achieved 12th place place

Fantastic results - Well Done!

Cross Country Update from Mr Richards ……………… Well done to all the students that attended the South Gloucestershire Cross Country Event 2017 at Blaise Castle. In recent years the weather had been awful but this year, we couldn’t have asked for better. Marlwood School students showed the perseverance and resilience needed as there were some tough competitors in the races but all did a fantastic job.

Races were held in boys and girls events for Minors (Year 7), Juniors (Year 8 and 9), Inter (Year 10 and 11) and Seniors (Year 12 and 13). These went really efficiently and we actually finished ahead of schedule! We are just waiting on the final results. After the races were completed many of the competitors showed Marlwood’s ethos of “working together for excellence” and all pitched in to take down the course.

A massive thank you to Mrs Ferguson and Mr Humphries for becoming team managers at such short notice.

A final thank you to all the marshal’s, school staff and to Westbury Harriers running club for all your support in making this event run so smoothly.

Well done to all students and staff for supporting this event!

On Tuesday, three teams from Marlwood and Castle participated in the Faraday Challenge. They had loads of fun planning, designing, making a prototype of Thorpe Park attractions and making presentations to show off their creations. Five teams out of six teams had scored above average (over 80 points out of 100) and only one Castle team had scored the highest on the leader board. Phil, the challenge presenter who had hosted this STEM day had judged the presentations and gave the correct amount of points to the team. The winning team had created a sky walk (glass pathway) and won a trophy and had the chance to go to Thorpe Park for finals and if they win (against 170 other schools) their attraction will be built at Thorpe Park.

Well Done to all students who took part and to Mr Williams for organising!
HOUSE COMPETITION (Friday 10th November)

This week the House Competition is being run by the Humanities faculty.  They have displayed 15 pictures around the faculty area of landmarks which students need to name and also name the town/country they can be found.  Entry sheets are available from the faculty and entries need to be back with Mr Helliker by Friday.  House Points and prizes are up for grabs!
HOUSE COMPETITION (Friday 3rd November)

Last Friday the House Competition was run by Kingsley House.  The competition was ‘Shoot the Hoop’ with students and staff both playing fiercely to try and gain the House points by getting as many balls through the basketball hoop in 1 minute.  The highest student score was Oliver Sheffield from Berkeley House who managed 13.  Staff also competed with Mr Haigh and Mr Williams both scoring 11.

Berkeley won the competition with Kingsley as runners up.


Well Done to Lucie Clark in Year 7 who on 24th October, shaved her head for charity. She has 'Braved the Shave' for Macmillan Cancer Support and the hair that she lost, has been donated to the Princess Charity Trust, a charity who use the donated hair to make wigs for children who have lost their own hair, usually through their cancer treatments.

Well Done Lucie, Marlwood are very proud of you