Morland Road | Marcham | Abingdon | OX13 6PY
01865 391448

Our Aims, Ethos & Philosophy

At Marcham CE Primary School, our aim and purpose is summed up in our mission statement: “to achieve excellence in education in a safe, caring, collaborative community where learning is fun”. We are a caring and happy school that encourages everyone, both children and staff, to give their best. We provide a lively and enriching curriculum – both inside and out of the classroom – that recognises and values each child. During the years your child spends with us, we share a whole range of experiences in which they can learn and develop the skills, knowledge, attributes and understanding needed for their future.

Our vision for Marcham CE Primary School is rooted on a foundation of Christian values and principles which include respect, perseverance, courage, friendship, compassion and responsibility. They form the basis of the spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional and moral development of our children. These values are addressed through specific lessons, assemblies and acts of worship, but we also embed these ideals throughout the whole curriculum. We encourage the whole school community to take greater responsibility for their own behaviour, actions and learning. As adults, we lead by example and demonstrate to the children that we care for them, have a positive perception of them, understand their feelings and listen to their views. We strive to create a positive climate for all within the school, where everyone is valued and respected and where disrespectful attitudes and actions are challenged should they arise. It is important, as the children grow up, that they learn to choose, develop and deepen their own positive values and consider the implications of their choices in relation to themselves, the communities of which they are a part and society at large. Our aim is for our pupils to become confident, independent learners, able to contribute actively in a fast-changing, vibrant society.

Whole School Events

On Friday 13th November 2015, Marcham Primary School took part in the national fundraising for Children in Need.

Individual classes organised different events to raise money, including cake sales, a lemonade stand and a toys and books stall. We also held a talent show where children throughout the school demonstrated their many skills!

For a small donation towards Children in Need, the children (and adults!) dressed up in outfits applicable to the theme of ‘Champions of Change’. Costumes included: Wayne Rooney, Albert Einstein, Paula Radcliffe, various superheroes, Andy Murray, Florence Nightingale and many more!

Overall it was a very enjoyable day – check out some photos below and check back soon to find out how much we raised for this great cause!