Marshfield Primary School is a highly successful Church of England Voluntary Controlled School with an average of 160 pupils on roll. We are a very happy school, working together with the local community to provide the best possible education and life experiences for our pupils. The parents, governors, staff, local community and pupils are very supportive and proud of our school, which has a caring and friendly atmosphere as well as high academic expectations and achievements.
The school’s latest OFSTED report (April 2017) judged the school to be good with many outstanding features. Our Church of England Report (March 2018) judged the school to be outstanding in all areas recognising the fully embedded links between explicit Christian values, learning across the curriculum and children’s development as responsible, successful and independent learners who achieve highly.
Marshfield Primary School has a very caring, inclusive ethos with high expectations for learning in order to maximize progress and achievement. Pupils are eager, enthusiastic and well-motivated by a creative and engaging curriculum through which all of our children thrive. In addition to the core curriculum offer, our teachers carefully plan opportunities to further develop and enrich the curriculum. Events such as: Marshfield has Talent, Marshfield Mathematician, Spelling Bees, Spirited Arts week, Science Days, Brainiacs Quiz and Family in School days are enjoyed by the whole community.
We feel very fortunate to have such a lovely building and grounds. Its unique design reflects the conservation status of the village with natural materials used throughout the building. It houses 6 classrooms with adjoining practical bays, a library and learning area, hall and a children’s kitchen. All of our classrooms open onto the large playground which benefits from an amphitheatre, infant and junior agility trails, conservation area, quiet area, a large field and a Play Pod.
Marshfield is an historic village on the edge of the Cotswolds, yet within easy access of Bath, Bristol, Yate and Chippenham. Its vibrant community includes people from all walks of life. The school has strong links with the community, encouraging members of the community into the school and pupils to participate in community activities. For example, the children perform Maypole dances at the May Fair and take part in village concerts. Members of the community regularly contribute to assemblies, help in school and share their expertise. The school benefits from a very active and supportive PTA which raises over £6000 per annum.