A brief history
There has been a primary school in Marcham since 1870. The original school was sited elsewhere in the village and over the years out-grew its Victorian building. Eventually, the school made the ‘big move’ across the village to the present building on 29 March 1966, described then as ‘smart, new and attractive.’
The school has continued to change and develop since that time. As well as changes to the internal structure and organisation, we were delighted to have an additional classroom built in 2009 to accommodate growing numbers. Improvements were also made to access and security arrangements and the front entrance in 2011. With numbers anticipated to rise within the next few years, we haven’t finished yet…
Marcham School today
We provide a lively curriculum that recognises and values each child. During the years your child spends with us, we share a whole range of opportunities in which he or she can develop and learn the skills, knowledge and attributes needed for the future, and offer many experiences both within and beyond our village community to help children to find their place in a dynamic and cosmopolitan society.
As a small school, we pride ourselves on knowing our children and our families well. We take our distinctiveness as a Church school seriously and value the quality of the relationships within our village community, including that with our local church, All Saints’. We see ourselves as global citizens, passionate about doing whatever we can to make the world a better place.
In 2014, OFSTED graded the school as Good, with our spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision described as Outstanding. We were also inspected by the Church of England Inspectorate (SIAMS) in June 2017 and we were graded as Outstanding in all areas.
We are committed to working in partnership with you to provide a rich, stimulating and varied education for your child and I hope that having browsed our website, you will want to come and see us. To make an appointment, ring or e-mail Jane Jefferies in the office, and we will be delighted to arrange a visit for you.