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Clean for the Queen

Date: 6th Mar 2016 @ 2:16pm

Following a school assembly about the national Clean for the Queen initiative, Marlborough pupils couldn't wait to take part in our own school clean up on Friday 4th March.  We were excited to hear that our local MP was going to join us on the day. Sadly, a heavy snow fall stopped us from seeing the litter so we had to postpone the event.  Look out for the new date coming soon!

Girls' football success

Date: 6th Mar 2016 @ 2:11pm

Marlborough girls’ football team have enjoyed a season of success.  They were awarded county champions earlier this term and were selected to represent the whole of Cheshire in the North of England finals beating over 4,500 other teams to get there!  A coach was booked and the girls travelled to Rotherham in style with family and school staff to cheer them on.  The journey was long, with snow making the most direct route impassable.  Once they arrived, the girls got to work against 10 other teams.  They pulled together to play some great football winning 1 match, drawing 3 and losing just 1. All the girls played brilliantly with star performances from Caitlin our goal keeper who saved lots of attempts on goal, conceding just 1 and Susie who scored with the final kick of the last game.  A huge thank you to Mr Hope for coaching the girls and organising the trip, everyone who went had a great day!

1st Place in Youth Speaks Competition

Date: 6th Mar 2016 @ 2:09pm

A team of 3 Marlborough pupils represented the school in the annual Rotary Cub Youth Speaks competition.  They prepared a speech on “The hidden benefits of computer games” which caught the imagination of the adults and children alike.  Competition was tough and we are delighted that our children succeeded in taking first place.  Well done to Edward, Grace and Susie who now go on to the next round!

Music festival

Date: 12th Feb 2016 @ 7:13pm

Staff were bursting with pride during the Macclesfield Music Festival at Macclesfield Academy.  Our pupils really did us proud with their enthusiasm, musical skills and excellent behaviour.  Several members of the audience representing other schools commented to me that they were amazed by the skills of Marlborough pupils.  There were some exceptional individual performances including Dan, our very talented Year 6 drummer,who had the entire auditorium cheering!  The pupils had a great time and I can't wait for next years festival. 

First Aid Training

Date: 27th Jan 2016 @ 7:05pm

This week I have been busy renewing my first aid qualifications.  At Marlborough, we have lots of staff who have first aid qualifications including Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work which are required by the Health and Safety Executive and Department for Education.  Qualified first aiders are on duty every day to attend to any serious accidents or illnesses in school.  Any member of staff is able to deal with minor issues but will, of course, seek a qualified first aider if needed.  

Able Maths Workshop

Date: 18th Jan 2016 @ 3:09pm

Four pupils from Year 4 were lucky enough to be selected to represent the school at an Able Maths Workshop at St Alban’s Primary School on Tuesday 12th January.   They joined pupils from other schools working on some tricky problem solving activities.  They were accompanied by Mrs Ashcroft who is one of our governors and a retired Headteacher.  Mrs Ashcroft reported that the children worked very hard and behaved beautifully.  She also said the maths challenges they were set would have been a challenge for Year 6 pupils but our children coped admirably! 

E-safety links

Date: 10th Dec 2015 @ 11:39am

We regularly talk to our pupils about the need to stay safe on line but sometimes children still make mistakes.  Our year 6 pupils have recently needed support with chain messages and the use of social media and staff have done some work with them to help them with any problems they have experienced. 

Parents often find it difficult to know how to help their children with e-safety.  I have added 2 website links to our Internet  Safety Day 2015 web page that you might find useful. 

Girl's football success

Date: 9th Dec 2015 @ 8:35am

I am very proud to say that our girls’ football teams have enjoyed lots of success this term.  Our A team have played 13 matches so far this year scoring 21 goals and conceding 0! 

Great SATs results

Date: 29th Sep 2015 @ 8:14pm

Our Year 6 pupils have worked extremely hard to achieve great SATS results in 2015.  Almost every pupil achieved the national benchmark of Level 4 in reading, writing and maths.  An impressive 69% of pupils achieved well above the national standard gaining Level 5 or Level 6 in writing,  with 62% of pupils achieving the higher levels in maths and 54% in reading   One pupil managed to achieve Level 6 in maths, reading, writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling which is an amazing achievement!  We wish all our Year 6 pupils the very best of luck at their new schools who are very lucky to have such talented and capable students.

Sport Mark Gold

Date: 19th Sep 2015 @ 6:23pm

I am very proud to say that, thanks to the hard work of staff and pupils, we have been awarded the Gold Sport Mark.  Mr Hope, our School Sport Co-ordinator and P.E. subject leader has worked tirelessly to improve the quality and range of sport provision over the last few years ably supported by many school staff who run after school sports clubs and help with competitions.  It has been great to see so many children getting involved in sporting activities at both competitive and non-competitive levels.