Welcome to The Marches School, Oswestry, Shropshire.
I am extremely proud to be the Executive Headteacher at The Marches School. We are an outstanding, forward-thinking, innovative school, striving to ensure that young people make the very most of their learning adventure and are equipped with the skills required to prosper in the 21st Century. We believe firmly in the need to keep moving forward so that our young people have the best possible experiences and life opportunities. We ensure that our curriculum is innovative and inspiring, that our facilities are first class and that our students feel fully supported in all that they do.
Students are placed firmly at the centre of all we do. We work collaboratively with young people and their parents/carers to ensure that each student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and to enjoy as many educationally enriching experiences as possible.
The family-feeling at the school is evident throughout and we take a thoroughly holistic approach to learning. Members of the Leadership Team have a dedicated teaching timetable and take an extremely ‘hands-on’ approach to management. We pride ourselves on being approachable and accessible and our office doors are always open.
I am very proud of our school, and more importantly the individuals who make it such a special place to be. Choosing the right secondary school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and I warmly invite you to visit our vibrant and caring learning environment where you can see, first-hand, the wealth of opportunities available to students at The Marches.
In order to ensure a sustainable future for the North Shropshire based Marches Multi-Academy Trust, Autumn Term 2015 marked the beginning of a transitional year at The Marches School, the lead school within the Trust. The transition involved Mrs Alison Pearson, previously Deputy Headteacher, taking on the role of Associate Headteacher at The Marches School.
This review to staffing arrangements is essential to enable the appropriate strategic capacity across the Trust and ensure standards remain high.
As Executive Headteacher, Mrs Longville will continue to have overall responsibility for the success of both schools but, as Associate Headteacher, Mrs Pearson will now carry out the day-to-day operational running of The Marches School and the duties that this involves. We are passionate about ensuring the students in our learning community have the best opportunities, which means Mrs Longville will remain very active and visible within The Marches School.