Enjoying a semi-rural location, within walking distance of the town centre, here at The Marches we strongly believe that an investment in school facilities is a direct investment in your child’s future. All students learn to solve problems and develop innovative solutions through a range of materials over extended project work. The forward thinking and dynamic nature of the school has ensured that the facilities and equipment at The Marches School remain second to none. Students benefit from fully equipped Apple Mac suites, modern sports facilities, an award-winning student restaurant, spacious and inspiring classrooms and state of the art technology equipment. In a constantly evolving and developing society, we strive to ensure that every aspect of the school continues to move forward at a relative pace. Our first-class facilities really do speak for themselves.
Performing Arts facilities at the school are excellent and include professionally equipped studios, as well as a full-size stage and auditorium. The school is equipped to the highest level throughout, with the latest educational digital equipment in place.
Each student has safe and secure access to their own email and learning area where tasks and relevant material can be found, enabling students to engage in a powerful, flexible, online learning experience. To ensure that students develop the robust digital skills required for modern day employment, the school operates a ‘Laptop Scheme’. This bespoke programme, designed and run in collaboration with a local IT provider, presents each parent with the opportunity to purchase a laptop for their child, at a cost-effective, reduced rate. Students are encouraged to use digital technology to complete work in the classroom and the Laptop Scheme facilitates this area of learning.
In 2013 the school purchased an additional building adjacent to the school site and following an extensive refurbishment, the ‘Arthur Walpole Building’ is now a fabulous addition to the school’s facilities. The building is home to a new reception area, a suite of training and meeting rooms, fully equipped classrooms and the stunning ‘Sixth Form Centre’. This includes a spacious and modern common room, fully equipped study centre, break-out study rooms and a terrace area for students to enjoy during the summer months.