Welcome Statement

Another academic year is drawing to a close and fortunately school life is finally back to a ‘relative new normal’ after two very disrupted years. There is much to celebrate and look forward too- just take a look at our website and twitter tweets.


Last May Willow received a glowing Ofsted report which stated that: ‘Willow is ‘more than a school’ and that ‘we work tirelessly to understand the needs of our pupils and their families.‘  The same is true of Marish.


This May, in the first SATs week for three years, Ofsted visited Marish. The newly published Ofsted report is similarly positive. The team of inspectors were stunned by the behaviour and attitudes of our children.

Despite so much turmoil and strife in the world and even within our local community, our children still role model consistently how to serve others and make a difference for good. The same is true at Willow.


So, our message to you this term is one of thanks and congratulation. You, as parents and carers have enabled and supported your child to be the best they can be and to make the most of their opportunities at Willow and Marish. Our schools would not be successful without the positive partnership you participate in with us.


Thank you for all you have given to that partnership in 2022. We, the staff team and governors are very proud to be a part of this amazing, resilient community. Most of all we are proud of our children- we know you will be too.

Mrs Denham and Miss Court