had a surprise today when the school received a surprise visit from Father
May I take this opportunity to wish students and
their families a very Happy Christmas
to the PEPA for organising a wonderful Christmas Extravaganza on Wednesday
which both staff and students thoroughly enjoyed.
parents attended the event and we have received very positive feedback such as
‘I just wanted to say well done to
everyone involved in the concert today. It can't have been easy for the
students having to perform in front of the TV cameras as well as their peers,
but I thought they did very well.
I was really impressed with how respectful
the students in the audience were when the soloists were performing. It was
brave to have adults and the school together but it was lovely to see the
students supporting their friends’
to everyone involved!
to Year 7 students for organising a wonderful school fayre yesterday which was
a pleasure to attend and was well supported by all.
been informed this morning that a total of £420 was raised by this event.
well done to you all!
3 students all participate in the Accelerated Reader scheme to help improve
their reading ages. Each student reads a book and takes a quiz on
it. Students should aim to achieve 85% or higher in each quiz.
At last night’s Christmas Fayre a draw was held for the Year 7 students.
For each book a student achieved 100%, their name was written on a star.
The pot was full to the top, with many students achieving multiple stars.
The lucky winners of the selection boxes given out were:- Josh Field,
Michael Cash, Maddie Lewis, Ashley Land, Arian Askari, Charlie Atkinson, Ellie
Kemp, April Witchard, Laura Evans, Ella Bush, Cobey Pope, Tyler Hoskins, Finley
done to all of you!!
start collecting stars for the Easter draw. Students in Year 7 have
collectively read an impressive 38 million words between them since the
beginning of September.
very end of Term 1 Samuel Kitson became the first Marlwood student ever to
achieve a Gold Word Millionaire badge. He was shortly followed by Caleb
Jefferis at the beginning of Term 2. Sam has achieved his badge by
becoming a Word Millionaire for 4 consecutive years, starting when he was in
Year 6. Caleb is the current school record holder, having read 7,096,605
in a single year (2015).
follow the link below to read the December update from the IEC:-
Student Council have been busy all day today working on their Christmas
Compliments scheme. This will ensure
that every student and member of staff receives a compliment this Christmas. They have been working tirelessly and are
really becoming a strong group of student leaders and a force to be reckoned
with - especially when you try to ‘help’ them eat their chocolate supply!
to Student Council Members – I am very proud of you.
from Year’s 9 and 10 have recently had to devise pieces as part of their Drama
assessment. Miss Ferguson Faculty
Progress Leader for PEPA was amazed at the excellent work she saw from them on
to all students involved!
a letter via the link below with regards to a recent visit from the Teenage
Cancer Trust to Marlwood School. The
students found the presentations informative and compassionate on a sensitive
to the Teenage Cancer Trust for coming in to speak with our students.
follow the link below for a letter from Mr Reed, Assistant Headteacher with regards
for equipment required for students as well as a gentle reminder of uniform
guidelines in case you are thinking of buying new items during the Christmas
Well done to
the ‘Friends of Marlwood School’ for raising around £390 for the DART 3D
printer on Saturday over a bacon roll!
END OF TERM 2
that Marlwood will be closing at 12.20 pm on Friday 15th December
for Christmas. Buses have been arranged
for this time. Monday 18th
December and Tuesday 2nd January are INSET Days and so school will
be closed to students.
note that Friday 15th December is a normal uniform day.
13th December students are allowed to wear a Christmas Jumper if
they desire for a £1 donation to the Friends of Marlwood appeal to help the
DART Faculty raise money for a 3D printer.
All other uniform must be worn.
Christmas Lunch will
be served on Wednesday 13th December and will cost £2.00. The usual array of food will also be
available alongside the traditional roast lunch – all with a Christmas theme!
Certificates from the Summer 2017 exams are now available for collection from
Reception (opening hours 8.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday).
CSET are in a
consultation period (1st December 2017 – 12th January 2018)
for their Admissions Policy for 2019.
This applies to all schools within CSET.
If you would
like to see the policy and information on consultation please follow these
Thursday 30th November we held our annual Celebration of Success evening. This is a chance for us to celebrate the
success of our students in academic year 2016 – 2017. We were joined in the Sports Hall by
students, past and present, parents/carers and other family members where it
gave me great pleasure to hand out over 230 awards to students.
Well done to all
students I am extremely proud of you for your hard work to earn your award.
Thursday 30th November I held a whole school assembly which gave me a chance to
talk to all students about respect and the community. It was also a chance to thank the vast
majority of our students who contribute positively daily to the Marlwood community.