Welcome to the Website
of Marish Primary School
(the lead school within Marish Academy Trust)
Dear Parents and Carers,
Now the academic year is in full swing at Marish Academy Trust, you need to look out for the following, which reflect the many achievements of your children.
- In 2018 both Marish and Willow are in the top five of the league tables in Slough for attainment at KS2, because attainment is well above average nationally and for Slough. This is even more impressive, given that Marish was top of the league tables, for overall primary school progress performance at KS2 in Slough and in the top 2% of schools nationally in 2017
- Marish Academy Trust’s best practice contribution is now published in the Parliamentary review 2018 p45 onwards. (See link below)
- Progress remains above average in all year groups in both schools
- Our disadvantaged pupils and those with additional needs make do as well, if not better than the other pupils.
Today, Marish and Willow are more than schools; rather they have become havens, where children and whole families are supported and nurtured. In partnership with parents and carers, we work together with other agencies raise aspirations for our children. Marish Academy Trust’s commitment to improve even further is enshrined in our revised Trust wide logo and motto ‘Strive for the heights’ shown above.
To achieve this, we will continue to welcome people into our community, regardless of their backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths, age or skills. We focus on what we share: living or working in 21st century Slough and wanting the best outcomes and life chances for all our children. Here, diversity is a strength and rich resource, rather than a barrier. True inclusion These aspirations apply to all members of the Marish/Willow Community and are summed up in our three diamond rules, our trust strap line and in fact, British values. Ask your child to explain what these mean in practice:
Three Diamond Rules:
Show respect and good manners at all times: Care for everyone and everything and Follow instructions straightaway, with thought and care!
Our Trust Strap Line:
Work to be outstanding,
Deserve to be outstanding,
Will be outstanding!
Tolerance and inclusion, mutual respect for personal freedom, equality of opportunity and a celebration of the diversity of our community which enriches us all.
These values and our children’s understanding of them are key to creating strong, resilient young people and communities which are the hope of a brighter future.
Thank you for all your support so far in 2018- we look forward to continuing our successful partnership into 2019 and beyond.
Mrs. H G Denham Exclusive Headteacher
‘The school is an adventure, there are a few things you have to deal with but at the end it’s all worth the while.’
‘Our school is great, come play with a mate, you would wish you could come everyday, come to Marish and play.’